This photo is an example of me trying to torture myself. This photo is an HDR panorama. What that means is I took 5 shots at different exposures for each section of the panorama. This pano is made up of 6 sections; therefore there are 30 photos that went into the making of this photo. What takes time is the processing of each HDR combination. I worked out a fairly streamlined system but I didn't start working on this photo until after 10pm, and it is now 11:30pm. It is time consuming and quite honestly it wasn't worth it (at least for this particular photo). It's not a bad photo, but there were some errors I need to look at in the future. First thing is I didn't have my focus nailed down before I took the photos. I also need to go to full manual for panoramas because if you don't you'll have different exposures as you make your way across the scene capturing the different parts. That happened in this photo (particularly on the left side) and I had to do some compensating.
The reason I went with the HDR technique was to capture a wider dynamic range with the sky being fairly bright but the ground in shadow. Learned some lesson today and will make some changes next time I try this.