I use two methods, the HDR as well as sun blocking filters, in those cases where movement
occurs in the frame. If appropriate (level horizon) I prefer the filter method, although HDR is
(usually) a whole lot simpler and less error prone. Never looks as good as what the eye saw, but that's
always true when using a device (camera) that can't come close to matching the capability
of the human eye. As far as picture value, technical accuracy is never anywhere near as important as
the other characteristics, assuming, of course, that the thing's in the proper focus, etc.