I took the series of photos for this HDR merge without the aid of a tripod. I seem to see things that sing to me when I am not able to carry all my gear with me. I used my Powershot SX10is and just free-handed it. I used the grid in the view finder as a guide on each shot. I then did the merge with Corel PaintShop Pro X4. I am happy with it and hope you like it as well.