High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography isn’t exactly new, but it still seems to stir emotions. Some love it, some hate it, and there doesn’t seem to be much opinion in between.
Personally, it has grown on me, but with some qualifications. The primary factor for me is that it needs to look real. No “cartoonish” effects. I want something that resembles what I was able to see with my own eye, and HDR helps with that.
I was able to take several shots of some apples, and using HDR combine the highlights and shadows and come up with something that looked good enough to eat.