Without the 'optimization miracle' of high dynamic range processing I could not have brought this fine visual moment to you.
What you see is very close to how your eyes would have seen it and no camera can come even close to that.
The two images I used to create this high dynamic range image would have been worthless alone. And it would have taken a whole lot of tedious image blending work in Photoshop to have made them even close to this quickly processed Photomatix result.
All hail Photomatix and its challengers! These are the future of photography.