45 photos where processed in Photomatix which resulted 15 tone mapped HDR files what then were sent to Registax for final output. Afterwards Photoshop CS was used for tone adjustments, USM and for ground replacement from a single frame.
All comments are welcome !!!
For this attempt I took 3 photoset (1/1000, 1/1600 and 1/2500) with 25 second intervals. Overall 6 minutes.
USM settings were lowered twice compared to the USM settings in stacks above.
After some huge amount of afterprocessing it almost seems that HDR is waste of time especially when trying to keep the typical HDR look as minimal as possible. After comparing these two side-by-side I notice the HDR reveals better colours and contrast but nothing marginal compared to the regular stack. One can almost say, that it all depends on halo display and this one perhaps isn't the best candidate to participate in the HDR-stack vs. regular-stack show. However, a halo display here was an ideal test subject and it's HDR stack turned out petty well.