A Combination of 2 different photos of the same subject with 2 different exposure settings merged together in photoshop and edited beyond the point of reality. Taken right on sunset on my favourite mountain - Big Bald Hill
lol no! thats for automated HDR. this is manual as in no 32/16 bit conversion, same shot taken at 2 exposures, because there is only 2 points of interest, sky and ground. i stopped down for the sky stopped up for the ground, then placed the shots on top of each other, lowered opacity to align, once aligned i masked it all to get the nice exposure, then used the curves & levels to tidy up areas. gives you more control than using shit like photomatix which gives things that should have shadows HDR and gives it an unrealistic view.
and these automated HDR's can also sometimes have 8 shots or more at different exposures. it depends on what technique you would like to use.