Here is an example of using new technology to handle lighting limitations in some scenes. Skies are much brighter than foregrounds. Usually, a picture of this scene would either burn out the color and detail in the sky...or you would lose the detail in a too-dark foreground. How many times have your own pictures looked like that?
This image is a blend, in the computer, of 5 differently exposed images of the same scene. I shot this picture last Friday in Colorado.