'Straight out of the camera' is a concept I am unfamiliar with. I don't pretend to show reality but an idealized version of it.
I then aimed to perfect the technique of Digital Blending, which consists of manually blending multiple bracketed exposures to obtain the maximum dynamic range while trying to keep a very natural look and avoiding the common mistake of many 'overcooked' HDR images. This slight element of the surreal, or hyperreality often found in painting, is what I am trying to achieve.
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