This morning, I made a short video on digital blending using luminosity masks. The purpose is just so you can see how two (or more) bracketed images, that are crappy standalone, can be made into something more. Note, this is not an HDR image. Once you get the hang of it, you will get the dynamic range of an HDR, but without the 'effect' that HDRs are known for. I included text in the video, since I don't want to narrate. Also, below the video link, I put a site where you can download the free luminosity mask action set I used for my video. Just sign up for Jimmy's newsletter, and you'll get the download.

YouTube Video

The two images that I used. The darker exposure is a -2EV and the right is the base shot, exposing for the bridge.

Final Image:

Luminosity masks action set: