yes yes yes.that's it!!!!look at the numbers soar.i see you applied chopen style mixed with your own (with a few links) and bam.that's hot brugh.keep it up. don't forget the rules of professional HDR,if you bend them a little and apply your own style,you will be amazed.
I have a book on HDR that I had not completed reading. I was looking at it while I was waiting to talk to someone about school today. Low and behold there is was, the same thing that Chopen was doing. So I am going to finish the book today and work on some more tonight while I cook dinner.
I am thinging of doing a series with these and my work to get me into school.
Its a great shot.. the bottom of the picture looks clean and sharp and as you move up the image the color starts to look a little more animated and more dramatic. and when you get to the top its really animated. i live it it a lot its like HDR in all styles..
To rock this style you are going to need a few things. Photomatix, Photoshop CS3, Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 And the Nik Output Sharpener. I applied some layer stuff that I picked up from a book called "Welcome to Oz". I am going to do some heavy work tonight while I cook.I will also keep notes of the process and post with the image for you.