My first experience of digital HDR was viewing photographs by Craig Sillitoe in the Sunday Age a couple of years ago. http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/taking-it-to-the-streets-20110530-1fcea.html#ixzz1sBU02VVi
Before that I had known that Ansel Adams used a similar method – the zone system – with multiple negatives for his stunning photographs of the national parks of the Rocky Mountains. A fair explanation of the zone system is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_k2iAgZfGs .
The Sunday Age images were quite garish – but gave a full set of colours to the night photos. I’d been trying to do this for some time, with photographs of the night lights of the cityscape reflected in Corio Bay.
Having seen many more of Sillitoe’s photographs since then, I continue to be impressed by his ability to produce vibrant and dynamic images, whatever the brief. His professional website is at http://www.csillitoe.com/ .
This image was taken for Anzac Day – and is not a double-exposure. Sillitoe explains the process on his blog http://www.csillitoe.com/photographing-the-shrine/,