Originally Posted by William_Wallace
ive shot dslr's and slrs for a while
you dont need to explain anything to me
large hobby of mine
i took a quick look at the photo and thought non-hdr, possible strobe, and what looked like fake lens flare
simple misconception, it's not your typical HDR
Good HDR photos aren't supposed to look all contrasty and multi-colored, in my opinion. They're just supposed to balance the details in shadows and highlights. I'm still not sure what makes these lens flares look fake, though. The Photoshop filter for lens flaring looks 100x worse.