As I drove along the Charles River in Boston, with the dramatic sky hovering above the Copley area skyline (as opposed to the downtown version, complete with the relatively new Zakim Bridge), I knew I’d have to find a place to park my car so I could grab a few shots. This image is a composite of five all assembled and tone mapped in Nik HDR Efex Pro.
I posted this photo on a popular sharing site and was quite interested in the feedback. Let’s just say it ranged from “nice artistic rendering” to “what an over-processed mess”.
I then posted the following photo which was toned down and much closer to reality. Many suggested that it’s a much more pleasing rendition while a few others preferred the first.
If I had to choose myself, I’d go with the top one.