Which would YOU choose?

OK, here’s the deal… I know I have a lot to learn when it comes to photography so I need all the help I can get.

I like HDR photos but my wife always reminds me that I often end up abusing the effects too much and spoiling the photo instead. Here I tried two methods of processing and maybe neither are your cup of tea, but if you HAD to choose one, could you help advice which you like more, the top or bottom photo? Also welcome you to comment and add your link if you have your own HDR photos to share. Thank you.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: “Foreign”

Since Halloween is just around the corner, I wonder whether you would consider the paranormal as “foreign” and not belonging to our world? Do you believe in ghosts etc?

Below is just a photo I took last night of Halloween decorations and isolated on white (I’m still very much a beginner when it comes to trying to isolate objects, which by the way is a very important skill needed to build up a microstock portfolio. Something I have got to learn sometime in the future)

Below are also some other photos which I took yesterday and would not be able to qualify as stock either, so I probably won’t even be submitting:

This is part of Weekly Photo Challenge (part of Post A Day 2012). If you want to see some microstock photo attempts instead, please do check out my approved stock photos by clicking here.