That is the question.......
Actually, I suspect the question right now is, what is HDR?
First of all, lets get the "nerd alert" out of the way, since this post may start to get a little nerdy. Instead of getting all technical, let's have a look at two photos and then you can tell me what you think.
|The Mittens, Monument Valley - 1 exposure, no HDR|
|The Mittens, Monument Valley - 5 exposures, HDR|
The question is, do you like the effect that you almost inevitably get when you HDR a photo?
Here are a couple more to compare:
|Dead Horse Point State Part, Utah - 1 exposure, no HDR|
|Dead Horse Point State Part, Utah - 5 exposures, HDR|
The HDR photo has more detail, but it also seems to end up somewhat cartoony and artificial. I still can't decide if I like it or not.
What about you?