i'm not saying "stay away from surreal overdone hdr like the plague"
i am saying, "have a good concept in mind when you do surreal hdr, else you look like you don't know what you are doing"
okie...here is one i tried to do...with 3shots hand held, bracketing.
and this one have more surreal effects...you can say i over do it...and yup the leaves move!!!
I only did HDR once. and yes photomatix softens the image. ended up using shadow/highlight instead. lol. But when using hdr, you must know what are you trying to achieve. most pple do it just becos everyone is doing it. be it surreal or natural, it tat is wat you are trying to achieve then you succeed. no pt doing hdr and not bring out the dynamic range.
personally, i belong to the "natural-looking" camp. haha.
sorry to hijack, can photoshop cs3 stitch all the pictures together?
TS sorry for hijacking
my first attempt for HDR don know did i do it correct it or not
I'm very interested in HDR image because of the stunting colour , wish to learn more