I have to admit that I haven't been able to resist staying away from HDR. So here's my third attempt at making an HDR image. This time it's been created from a single RAW file, and the exposure range has been enhanced by 1.67 stops. It's far less complex than the courtyard shot I did earlier this week - which was a stitched panorama taken from bracketed shots.
What do you think of this HDR attempt? Seems that HDR is passable as long as the enhancement you're trying to do isn't too dramatic. It still looks a bit unreal to me, but most casual viewers might not notice it.
Would you have known this is HDR if I hadn't mentioned it?