Continuing on the photography theme, here’s looking into the exciting world of HDRs. My interest in HDR was piqued by looking at some flickr collections and since then, I’d been thinking of trying it myself. High Dynamic Range is a post-processing technique and requires either one raw image or 3 jpegs taken at different exposures. The quality may differ slightly since jpegs encode lesser information. HOWEVER, the beauty lies in playing with the hdr results and blending them into the final version. For eg. the above image resulted after blending 3 hdr tone-mapped versions in photoshop.
And here are some more examples: