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I'm not sure if this should go here or Photo Critique so sorry if this is in the wrong forum
Anyway, I have a RAW file I've been editing for a while with a bright sun in the background. My first thought was to tone map it in Photomatix but I went back later and just messed around in Lightroom for quite a while. I was able to get a result that is similar to the HDR version but I guess more natural looking? Anyway, here they are (first one is RAW touched up in LR; second one is HDR):
The two differences I can see are (1) the sky is a bit washed out in the first, especially around the sun and between the supports of the bridge, but it's not too drastic (2) the moss on the rocks and the grass in the background on the right seem a bit dull in the first one, which is really driving me crazy. Any tips?