My taste in photography is 180 degree diametrically opposed to HDR ... Locked

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My taste in photography is 180 degree diametrically opposed to HDR ...

its funny but the most loved form of photography is exactly the opposite of what I like to look at.

here we have a typical HDR image from the web that is so loved by the folks on the DP forums

most folks love it - I find it garish and cartoonish

my taste is just the opposite - I like muted tones - with platinum prints being a favorite of mine

here an example of a platinum print from the web

of course bright colors CAN be wonderful if properly used

as this Martin Parr image shows

and I have tried to copy his use of color as this example of mine shows here

but to me this is very different than the horrid practice of the OVERUSE of HDR …….

so  my question is THIS - do folks really have such bad taste or am I the one messed up ?

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