My only other attempt at HDR failed miserably back in 2011, when I took 3 bracketed RAW exposures of one of the bridges over the River Liffey in Dublin whilst standing on another bridge - was a dull day and the result was not great - so I put it through a '1940s Ad' Toon-It filter and got this (below). I know it looks cheesy but some of those plug-in filters for PS, especially the ones that simulate old 35mm film (grains, emulsions etc.) look interesting.
I love it. One of my other hobbies is artistic painting, and i sometimes experiment with special effects on my photos. Am not as much of a purist as some phohtographers are, (or maybe i am just not as good). I have altered some of my photos in photoshop that didnt quite make the grade, and turned them into something interesting artistically speaking.
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