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Are you referring to a graduated ND filter? I don't think the OP thought that was what you were talking about.
Graduated ND's should be part of a basic landscape kit, although HDR is preferable in many instances.
HDR is pretty easy nowadays. Keep your aperture constant and vary shutter speed. My Canon 5D makes three exposure bracketing easy. I think this would require more exposures to blend over a broader range available with just normal bracketing.
HDR's don't have to have the "HDR look". With the right software and adjustments, very natural results can be obtained.
Can CS6 do HDR? And I know I have a setting on my camera that allows 3 shots (I believe) to be taking at once to allow different exposures.
I would need to read my manual, but I'm getting a 70D today, so I'll be reading that book instead of T1i
As far as ND's, I was thinking of getting a variable ND filter instead of graduated...Although I can see how graduated would help in this instance. Graduated seems hard though, but I guess it's a learning curve.
My main thing is getting a monitor like everyone else sees so that I can not oversaturate. You should have seen it though, the moss was incredibly vibrant and deep green. It was really beautiful.