Whenever I shoot still objects (not moving at all) like buildings or parked vehicles I use a technique called HDR photography. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range.
Modern digital cameras already have a fantastic dynamic range. This means they are able to capture very bright and very low light. In photography terms this is called ‘highlights’ and ‘shadows’. Due to the digital format, in which cameras store data (numbers) there must be a defined threshold of absolute white and absolute black.
In certain scenarios the dynamic range of a camera (in my case a Canon 5d mk3) might just not be enough to capture the complete spectrum of highlights and shadows that we can see with our human eyes. Highlights such as clouds or white objects might be ‘blown out’ (completely white) and shadows or black objects might be completely black.
Have a look at this image: