This picture is of the harbor in Vernazza, Italy – the 4th town in the Cinque Terre. The Cinque Terre is a unique and picturesque area in northwestern Italy made up of five small towns linked by hiking trails and a rail line. We stayed in Vernazza in November, 2007 for a few days to enjoy the awesome scenery. Being November, the sky that day was dull and flat – so I went for some HDR techniques to pull some details out. I processed this single RAW file using Photomatix Pro as a pseudo-HDR. Basically, this means that Photomatix created three versions of the same RAW processed +/- 1 stop. Then it merges them into an HDR.
Vital Stats: Canon 350D w/Canon 10-22mm @ 16mm ISO 200, f/8.0, 1/60sec