A few months ago Patrick sent me a photo taken by his friend Michael Garceau on his recently acquired Leica .It is superb and really shows what can be done with HDR .Michael's story on the photo is as follows :-
The final photograph is a composite of three different
exposures sandwiched together using HDR Efx Pro 2 by Nik Software.
Lightroom was used to make minor local adjustments to color, contrast
and a little sharpening. Not much since the Zeiss lens I was using has very nice micro
The photos were taken at the Grand Canyon this past July just before
sunset. The location was a pull off just after Lipan Point heading west
from Route 89. I used a Leica M9-P with a Zeiss Biogon T 2,8/21 ZM lens and
the Leica 21mm viewfinder attachment. The camera was placed on a tripod
to avoid camera shake due to the slow shutter speed and to ensure there
was no shift in viewpoint. Before I made the photo I was already
thinking about HDR because of the scene's broad dynamic range. I don't
recall the shutter speed but the aperature was set to f16.