I was in Chicago and I was contacted by one of my random Internet fans. She was very nice in a non-Internet-creepy way and invited me up on a helicopter ride. So I said yes, and so I showed up at a little airport where the pilot was waiting. I asked him if we could take off the door, and he had no problem with that, so off we were! I had a mike and earphones on as we circled the city as the sun was setting. I then directed him over here towards the end the pier for one last shot before we flew back home.
Needless to say, that "fan" has now been upgraded to full "friend"!
I think he just took one terrific shot of course then still uploaded it into photomatix and did his handy work... you can kinda tell do to the not so detailed/highlights in the background buildings in your typical HDR they would show with the typical three shots.. but just in his one shot, it would be.. well as amazing as you see here.