While waiting for the flooding to go down early this Spring I ventured inland to Bolton, Vermont which is about 40 minutes away from my home. It is a mountainous area on the way to Montpelier which is our state capital. This particular brook follows a very steep road up a mountain with only room enough for one car going in either direction! If another vehicle is going down while your going up someones pulling off into the trees. This image is about a quarter of the way up the brook and I did like the composition here with the brook leading into the forest beyond.
I made a HDR shot here as the brook was much darker than the forest part of this image. I like this image but it illustrates to me why HDR just does not look right in certain shooting situations. I have never really been happy with HDR images of water or of the sky and clouds. I can only speak on my own work and experiments shooting HDR images with water or clouds but the more I do the more I think they look awful when processed. I love HDR for old buildings and rusty machinery…I think this look is fantastic but I am starting to lose interest in HDR nature images. How do you all feel about HDR?