This is just a small sampling of the extraordinary things people are doing with modern photographic tools. I dare you to check them out and not spend hours perusing the content.
One of my favorite blogs, Trey Ratcliff is the first person I turned to when learning all about HDR photography. Traveling the world to take exquisite shots from the obscure to the well travelled locale, Trey's galleries are a wonder to behold.
An expert in time lapse photography, Patryk Kizny has a wonderful collection of his hi definition, HDR, time lapse videos on his site. My particular favorite is the open, "The Dream Comes True." It is definitely worth checking out.
Easier to learn than Photoshop, this tool is an easy entry to the world of HDR photography. There are versions for multiple platforms include a plug-in for Aperture.