I kept on looking at this picture and asked “Black & white or colour?” before I remembered that with digital photography the answer could be “Black & white and colour”.
When I did some pottery there were people who seem to think that if it was handmade it should look handmade. Fair enough, but it isn’t a rule. In the same way the temptation with HDR is to show that the picture went through tone mapping.
Hopefully these five exposures taken in a second with the camera supported by a handrail and processed with Photomatix shows only increased detail in the shadows and highlights.
Oh, and it was taken at Canal Walk Mall, Century City, near Cape Town.
I have many more pictures that are Black & White AND