I used the HDR mode on my Canon 5DIII for a series of shots in the CNN Center because there was a sizable difference between the very bright part of this interior (above and to the left of the CNN sign) and the relatively dark part (underneath the canopies a little to my right.)
I could have gone with a photo-realistic treatment of this scene when I processed the shots in Aperture/NIK HDR Efex Pro 2 but I picked one that gives this a bit of a cartoonish look. Do I like it? I’m not sure. What do you think? Be honest. . . .
(The people at the table in front of me are photographers who are/were attending the ImagingUSA conference. I didn’t get a model release because this is a public space and they had no expectation of privacy. I do believe I’m on the right side of the law.)