A Monumental and Majestic Work of Epic Proportions by your lowly and humble photographic servant.
alright, who is this isabel?cheating on me?
If you weren't aware of it already, check out HDR (high dynamic range) photography. It is expecially good for scenes with very bright and very dark areas. Do a google search on HDR and TUTORIAL to find out more. There is even a dedicated HDR group on Flickr with some amazing photoshttp://www.flickr.com/groups/hdr