High Dynamic Range http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_dynamic_range_imaging http://www.backingwinds.blogspot.com/2006/10/how-to-create-professional-hdr-images.html The short of it is you take two or more pictures with dramatically different meter settings and meld them together with software to produce something completely different. The effects are, well, pretty damn impressive. Here's one on topic with this forum. http://www.flickr.com/photos/_dustin_/277783385/in/pool-hdr/ As the Backing Winds blog points out you only need a few things to make this happen. Digital camera with manual metering Tripod Static subject Software to meld (Photoshop CS2, or other) I think most of us (who are interested) have the first three, and where PS CS2 is rather on the pricey side it's not out of reach. If anyone gives this technique a shot I'd love to see what you come up with, trains or not. I need to order CS2 for work anyway so I guess now is as good a time as any, eh?