I normally don’t care for what I call “cartoonish” HDR, photos that look overly animated, if you know what I mean. It’s a very common look for old rusted-out cars and trucks that have been left abandoned in fields. Then what do I do? I stumble across this old rusted-out signed nailed to a door on an abandoned building in very rural Garber, Iowa. Then, to make it worse… or maybe better, I can’t decide… I think, “That would look good in a ‘cartoonish’ HDR.”
*sigh* I am impossible. I can’t ever decide or stick with one thing. But isn’t that a good thing? Shouldn’t we always have an open mind? Truth be told, I still don’t care for “cartoonish” HDR, but to every rule there are exceptions.
You should note, too, that I didn’t get too wild with my “cartoonish” processing. I’m not throwing caution to the wind. It does look good, though.