Here is an HDR image from today's shoot at Upper Antelope Canyon. It's a combo of six images - at, over and under the "best" exposure.
I was photographing straight up. The contrast range was beyond that of any film.
I could have opened up the shadows somewhat, but I was thinking about the expression: Light Illuminates, Shadows Define.
Then I thought about all the folks who hate (I know that is a strong word) HDR. Well, here is another expression: To each his own.
Me, I actually think that HDR photography is photography - because it helps use create an image that looks like the scene we see with our eyes.
Explore the light - and lighten up!
P.S. Learn more about HDR photography at the Plug-in Experience. Get a discount on some cool plug-ins while you are there.