HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging! A new trend, a new look, some may like it, some may not like it. For most of us is just a new toy.
You take three pictures with different exposures and blend them so you get the most of the dark / highlight area. Basically what you get is one picture that contains all the information in all the three pictures – THE HDR! 16 little bits of color! Well allot of work for a picture that you can’t actually see on your monitor. What to do? Down sample that image by tone mapping. What you get is either a beautiful photo or a completely unreal image with a lot of artifacts (most of them are just like that).
Anyway, HDR exists and well … I like it. I liked it and I tested it (obviously without understanding it).