When HDR Makes a Difference

The "I hate HDR" vs the "I love HDR" argument is one that's never going to be won. It's like when I say I can't stand those bokeh photos that look like something blurry.  Some people are going to like it, some people are going to hate it.

For the most part, I like HDR.  Trey Ratcliff and RC Concepcion are two people who do HDR that I love.  You know why?  Their HDR isn't "overdone."  By that, I mean oversaturated, way too much strength, insanely grungy. That's the HDR I dislike, and that's the HDR that people who hate HDR mostly dislike. 

Now done tastefully, and not over the top, you can get an HDR photo that looks like this instead:

I love HDR like that. It definitely brings out the dynamic range of the tree, the lights, and the background.  Without HDR, the photo would be flat in some areas.

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There are mainly 2 reasons to

There are mainly 2 reasons to hate HDR. First reason is images with HDR don't seems real. It's quite cheating. Second reason is images looks quite over-looked.

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