Most images are edited these days, even if they are only cropped and sharpened. Even prestigious photography competitions will allow minimal adjustments so that the photographic skills can be judged on their own merit. But the ones that are converted with HDR software will often more closely resemble the dynamic range that we are used to experiencing with our own eyes. Some people hate the effect, especially if the contrast and saturation appear unnatural. But some photographers are able to harness the power of the software to create dramatic and even attractive effects. I like to experiment with cheap phone apps as well as expensive software and here are some of the results. I hope you like them!
The SS Great Britain in Bristol Docks has fully working engine parts. This, an iPhone photo, was taken in the gloomy hull
This roof is flat and very bright. The warm dry climate has preserved this centuries old edifice like new