Check out this gorgeous Best Of collection from photographer Trey Ratcliff, (a.k.a. Stuck in Customs). He uses High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography to create images that border on illustrations. According to Trey, "a well-executed HDR image is evocative of the actual scene itself. When a human eye is actually on location, it is constantly moving, adjusting the pupil size, allowing in more light in some areas, less in others, and the visual cortex actually works to build a patch-like vision of the scene". For more info about HDR go to Trey's blog.