Even as good as today's digital cameras are, they can't reproduce the extended range of darks and lights that our eyes can see -- at least not in one exposure. But by combining many different exposures, we can approximate our vision with a technique called High Dynamic Range photography (HDR).
My experience with HDR hasn't always been predictable. Sometimes the final product looks terrific, and other times it just turns our weird. But I found an excellent tutorial by David Nightingale on the PhotographyBLOG that does a great job of explaining the theory and practice of HDR. I'm going to try a few of these tips and see if I can increase my success rate.
HDR image by David Nightingale