HDR processing was cool and had a special look to it that made it unique to look at but it has lost its glamour due to overuse and the halos it produces. It is a great tool when a scenes tonal range exceeds the dynamic range of your cameras sensor and the look is not a totally bad thing but too much of the look is. When making a HDR you have to make it a point to maintain your midtones and watch the saturation in places like the sky. With this method you have much more control than the traditional methods and the standalone products. With Practice you will be able to make a HDR that no one can tell it was made by HDR processing. This HDR process is known as 32 bit HDR.