why i don't like HDR:
-I think the technique is way over done. I think there is a genuine time and place for it, and many people are able to successfully use it without you even knowing because imo its necessary to be subtle with it, otherwise you start getting into acid trip land.
- I like photography (especially landscape) to be an accurate representation of what a person sees. Oversaturated =/= colors that pop. I realize that you can lump b/w into this as well, but that is a different arguement.
- I see it like selective color; a person either ruins a perfectly fine image or tries to coverup a poor image with heavy handed processing.
- I have no issue with post processing, I just feel there is a spectrum of photography and digital art, and imo heavily processed photos for me fall towards the digital art side of the spectrum.
If you like the photo, then
to you, because that is what matters. But when i see photos like that, I scroll right past because I have seen them thousands of times and they all look the same to me.