My apologies, but here's another HDR image: I'm pretty much hooked on these at the moment. What I love about them is the fact that they're based on reality, but almost totally surreal: the light is there, and it's recorded faithfully by the camera, but the end result – at least when processed to this extreme – is almost wholly unreal.
At some point I'll probably try using this technique to enhance an image rather than creating something quite so at odds with perceptual reality, but the temptation to produce these over-the-top interpretations is quite compelling.
What's also interesting is that this technique invites you to look at the world in a different way. While photography encourages you to see what's there, this approach is much more interpretive: it invites you to think about what might be there. Actually, having written that, I guess most photography is like that anyway, this is perhaps just an extreme example of previsualisation.
Anyway, I guess that at some point I'll get less rabidly enthusiastic about these (not least because of the amount of time they take to produce) but I'm thoroughly enjoying myself at the moment ;-)