I'm very intrigued by some of the images and posts related to HDR. However, most of the shots I'm seeing seem more like a special effect than what I'd ideally like to do with high dynamic range. The potential is definately there. Maybe it's due to the limitations of the software, monitors and paper thus far. I'm not sure I want a crazy acid trip with most photos: high saturation, high local contrast, and weird sky transistions that look different than, but not completely unlike, much criticized over-polarized skies. No offense to those doing this work at all. I like it. I'm actually floored by almost all of this kind of stuff and would like to try some of my own this way to see it works for me, but I'm more inclined to think (at this point) that the popular look many people are getting with HDR right now will one day be considered to be an old time effect after the technology matures. So...my questions after reading a couple of the tutorials are: 1. How can I use the HDR software to better reproduce what my eye sees (as much as possible on my monitor and paper)? 2. Are there good tutorials and tips about the lifelike reproduction aspect of high dynamic range?