John Mahoney over at Giz posted a really useful howto on creating realistic high dynamic range photos. I actually tried it an I was amazed with the results. I don’t use photoshop but I do have another software suite that provides the same features and then some. It allows you to merge as many HDR pictures as you want into a pictures. It also does tone-mapping the same way as photoshop. Extremely useful trick to have while taking pictures.
I will be trying this with my tripod while photograpgin panoramas and then see how it turns out.