This annoyance has crept up on my and now I try to avoid using the HDR process all together.. so what other options are there? Basically two easy process's will get you round HDR.
- Graduating filters. These are a good idea but again don't come without issues. If the landscape rises up from the horizon as in a tree or mountain - the filter will make this part darker.
- Burning. This for me is the way forward currently.
Remember to use a tripod and watch out for moving objects - but these can be easily cloned out or avoid burning on those areas. Here is an example of an image which has been treated this way..
I hope you find this short lesson useful - if you are interested in learning more please message me in the usual way.. Regards - Ray.