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When I got my D800, I did the slider thing and was wowed by how much dynamic range there was. I've also read a many postings that show samples going from dark to light with the same image.
Still, I haven't really taken advantage of it, and have continued to bracket images and blend them in post. But this morning, I was reviewing some sunrise shots, and noticed that one shot had the full histogram in range. So just for fun, in LR, I did the following:
Lowered the exposure down to the point of properly exposing the background (sunrise), then hit command E to bring it in to PS.
Then I did the reverse, (expose up) to lighten up the rocks in the foreground. Again, hitting command E to bring it into PS.
In PS I blended the two exposures just as I would normally do if I had two separate images that were exposed at different shutter speeds.
The result is below. Remember this is ONE image with NO GND filter.