This one was a bit creepy: 1) lazy-boy in the corner, 2) what looks like a serving window above, 3) cat-feeding bowls, 4) rotted foam mattress, and 5) all in the middle of nowhere in a crumbly shack. I didn’t stick around long. All the trimmings for a horror movie to get going.
HDR. There is much I like about the technique, and much I do not. In my humble opinion, the photograph shouldn’t serve the technique, but vice versa; the technique services the image. Whatever works, in other words. Situations like this is when I like HDR or rather, how HDR processing can contribute. HDR is able to wrap around an enormous range of light. In something like this, when applied right, it can hold the deepest shadow and the blinding light outside. But curiously, I actually prefer monochrome HDRs to color. Perhaps it combines the inherent drama of a black and white exposure with the added detail by extending the range of light.
Anyway, hope everyone is having a good week and Happy Independence Day for the Americans.