What a perfect way to satisfy the nature theme of our challenge…. I present to you the Nature Center at Allaire State Park. This place is off the beaten path and it looks like it hasn’t been used in quite some time. A perfect scene for HDR photography. High contrast in the sky and shadows of the overhang. Speaking of HDR, for those still skidish about indulging in this popular technique, the modern day guru of HDR, Trey Ratclif, has a new and concise tutorial on the use of Photomatix. That video can be found here. I think you should check it out to see just how easy it can be.
4 shot HDR processed in Photomatix and finished in Lightroom