Modifying images through techniques such as sky replacement, high dynamic range, filters and effects can make for stunning images.
I got up early for this one. The Type 109 has bracketing easy to get to in the drive menu – I set it to seven frames, 1 stop apart. It defaults to shooting at a fast frame rate, so a few seconds later all the images were captured. I used aperture priority – ISO 200 @ f/16. I wouldn’t usually use such a small aperture, but I wanted the decking sharp, so I needed depth of field to run from about 50cm (under 2 feet) to infinity. The seven frames were combined in Photomatrix Pro, tweaked, and cropped to 16×9.
Using HDR has allowed me to retain detail in the bright areas and the foreground dinghy.