yeah, i could easily make it a little more uniform but these are my first pictures trying out the process....basically you take at least three images with different exposures and then you do a shitload of post-processing to combine them to get the best of all three.
Did you get inspired by Bens picture of his Mariner? I did. Here's my first try, I had slight alignment issues, and only the trial version of Photomatrix. Oh and slight alignment issues, it was windy.
So, you take three images at different exposures and then.. what now?
I'd wager that most of us cheat. Take one image and manipulate the hell out of it with the various color / saturation / contrast controls. My skills pale in comparison, but this image was taken on a very cloudy day, in late afternoon:
Different day, a bit warmer but still late afternoon / early evening. There's something about the distortion in the background in contrast to the detail on the cones and pavement in the foregroudn on this one that I love:
BTW, Brainey- the sky in that last shot of the white car is amazing!
HDR doesn't work with moving subjects very well because you have to take multiple exposures.
There are a few how to's for HDR photography (Just search 'HDR Photography How to' in google)
I like to use Photomatix as it gave me prettier results. You just load the 3 or however many bracketed photos you took into Photomatix and select how you want them merged, adjust a curve (That's the hard part), then wallah!