One of the effects of HDR photography is also to bring out textures and color in a very realistic way.
I took this photo and had some fun with it in HDR Efex Pro 2, then ran it through Color Efex 4. Sharpened to taste and called it a day.
RC Conception pointed out to us on the second night that the purpose of HDR is to get a good product to finish in post processing. He found many people shot, process and don’t finish.
It would be like writing the first acts of a play, and then walking away from the final act.
I called this Bel Air Glamor because the Glamor Glow filter seems to be all the rage in many a circle today, and I wanted to try it out for myself.
If you want to see some really extraordinary HDR check out both RC Conception’s website and Jim Begley’s. Both are true master artists with this technique.