Doesn't have the HDR feel with the detail and color saturation. It's a nice start.
Agreed. I'll never understand the allure of over-saturated HDR. I guess it's an acquired taste that I don't want to acquire.Totally disagree. This is an excellent execution of an HDR done (either intentionally or unintentionally) without the electric over-saturated feel. In short, unless you know photography you would have no way of knowing this was an HDR. On that point alone, I call this shot a win.
The composition/subject isn't overly interesting, IMO, but the HDR is spot-on.