You can have to much of a good thing. I'm bored with Rhossili and coastal views so how about a boat from Porthcawl Harbour! I've gone for a diluted HDR with some duplex to blur and desaturate the colours.
This was originally one RAW image. As an experiment, I created 3 images (E0,E+1 and E-1) from the original RAW image and processed as a HDR. I then created a new layer and increased the mid-tones. I then changed the layer blending mode to 'Soft Light' with 50% opacity to increase the contrast and brightness. Finally, I used a Duplex filter to add a duotone with quite a bit of blur.
Any tips or constructive criticism are welcome.
My photos can also be found on FLICKR.
I appreciate all your comments, thank you so much. I do read all the comments and will try to answer any questions you have.