High Dynamic Range (HDR) shooting is an effective tool when dealing with very light and very dark sections in a photo like in back light landscape photography. Using this feature the camera captures three images of different exposure in a row. The camera then calculates an “average” picture out of the underexposed, standard exposed and overexposed picture.
While it might be helpful to use a tripod when taking HDR shots, for this wide-angle shot I just held the camera very calm.
Below you can see the three “base-pictures” that led to the shot on the top:
BTW: The photo was taken in Bettyhill which is in the north of Scotland. I used a Canon EOS 5DSR and an EF 24-70 mm f/4L IS USM at 26 mm. The calculated image had 1/30 sec. exposure with f/7.1 and ISO 100.