I love the HDR look, even the "painterly" HDR look that puts emphasis on colorfulness instead of absolute fidelity to a scene. But it doesn't really fit my working style and that's OK. I have gotten used to working instead with deep black shadows that only suggest forms to shape the bright space left in the photos.
A lot of the time, like the cloud photos dr croubie mentions, or even just birds on branches - I often curse the inability of the camera and lens to capture all that detail in one exposure, but I've given up on bracketing with an eye to future HDR'ing. Just peek the result and adjust if necessary. Dynamic range is something I want more than anything else in the next generation of cameras (well, sensitivity could go up a bump too, but I actually am about where I need to be even at ISO 400 with f/2.8 and faster lenses).
This sounds really interesting to me:
"I have gotten used to working instead with deep black shadows that only suggest forms to shape the bright space left in the photos"
But makes me crave to see it!
I am new to this site, maybe everybody else knows your work, but it will be really logical in my mind if when a photographer describes their own work with words, would also post a small copyrighted sample of what they are talking about to, just to make things more understandable.