This is the second of the HDR shots I mentioned yesterday and, as I also mentioned, I much prefer this one to yesterday's. It's a shot of the same abandoned shop as yesterday – the 'surgical steel navel bars' sign in the window appears in both – but I've gone for a very different feel with this one: an almost painterly look rather than the dark and dismal look of yesterday's.

One of the things I like most about HDR imagery is that it gives you the opportunity to explore a whole range of ways of representing what is essentially the same scene. For example, I could have easily produced a straight shot of this shop, but by using this technique instead I was able to produce an image with much the same degree of contrast overall, but localised to different areas of the image.

Anyway, enough waffle – tell me what you think.

Oh, and I recommend you try this one with the black theme.

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