I've seen some GREAT HDR images recently - images in which many photographic elements come together.
Here is an HDR image, created by Hudson River Photography Workshops participant Bill "Chief" Sneddon, that illustrates both a good eye and cool use of HDR. It's also a good example of creating a sense of depth in a picture – as well as getting everything in the scene in focus and creative cropping.
It also illustrates this: never underestimate the importance of a good subject.
Nice work "Chief."
Explore the Light,
P.S. In addition to group workshops, I teach private workshops that include a trip to this cool location in Kent, NY. For HDR, you'll need Photomatix and Topaz Adjust. Read about 'me at the Plug-in Experience. Get a discount on Photomatix there, too.