Just returned from a few days out West and am playing around now with some of the several hundred shots I took. As I’m a fan of HDR photography but always strive for realistic, not garish, I posted the first shot below on a popular photo sharing site for some comments and criticisms. On this shot, I would say 70 percent of the comments suggested it was just right – punchy but not cartoonish, as so many HDR shots can be. 30 percent suggested it was over the top and recommended a tighter crop, whitened snow, and less of a bluish tone to the sky. Hence the second shot below. Which do you like best? Let me know your feedback.
Posted by Rey