I know alot of folks dont like HDR, usually because they have been overcooked, but it does offer a much better dynamic range when done well. Light was absolutely uninspiring, the original is reasonably accurate to how the scene looked. 1. Original, some PP on the "correct" exposure, but it definately would not be a keeper. 2. 3 shots, -2, 0, +2 I had seen some amazing realistic looking HDR's that blew my socks off. I have spent the last 24 hours experimenting, lots of dismal failures, a couple of "hmm this has potential" moments. So tonight I went to look for a something cool to shoot and found nothing, and while I was sitting on a bench by the sea contemplating returning home with nothing to experiment with, I thought what the hell, take a couple shots and see what they look like. At first I composed without the rubbish bins, but since this was an experiment I included them to see what they would look like. Metal and wood seem to come out pretty cool. Those damn bins keep drawing my eye. Thoughts on my processing?