One of my biggest HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography pet peeves is when a photographer pushes their photograph to the point where a spot that should be a blown out highlight (no detail at all in the whitest points) is now grey. To put it bluntly, that looks ridiculous.
So this is a very simple and quick tip for anyone that is already a HDR photographer or someone trying to learn HDR photography. If something is meant to be blown out, let it. See, that wasn’t difficult.
Look at the HDR photograph below. If the light was grey, it would look horrible.
Thanks for reading and happy shooting,