HDR, or high dynamic range, photography is becoming increasingly popular in the photography world. In a nutshell, the basic idea is that you take multiple exposures of the same shot then combine them later on the computer, using best exposed parts of each photo to make one (hopefully) great looking photo. For example, when taking a sunset photo you would use the sky from the darker image and the foreground of the brighter image to make one photo that is properly exposed throughout. I could try to explain more but instead I recommend you check out this great tutorial written by HDR master Trey Ratcliff.
HDR in Tarquinia
This photo was taken in the small town of Tarquinia, Italy. The town is known for its necropolis (which is quite impressive) but it was this small church that caught my eye as we strolled from the necropolis back to the main part of town. It was early afternoon, a time when many places in Italy close up for a few hours, so no one was around but I did manage to get this shot through the fence surrounding the church.