HR/DRI is a kind of technique I employ for nearly 95% of my photography. I manually blend the exposures in photoshop, and tone mapped them manually. I don't use any HDR/DRI software at all; I strife for realism, yet surreal and to what I see and remembered what it looks like when I was there, and to what I feel the place meant to me as a photographer. Many people don't like HDR/DRI as they can be too surrealistic or fake... But if properly done it should used as a way to compensate limited dynamic range of a camera and not a tool for artistry fakes.
Most of them require coming at the right time of the day, preferably dawn and dusk hours for an interesting background to work well with the overall composition - and that the elements in the scene compliment well with each other so that it makes sense for the story arc to take place.
7 Image HDR/DRI using ND 0.9 soft graduated filter + Lee Big Stopper for smoothed water and cloud effects, with exposures ranging from 120, 320 and 640 seconds. Marina Bay Gardens, Singapore.
Tried out a newly opened park that sits along the coast line, noticed really pretty views of the city. Thank goodness for the stillness of the water in the early hours of the morning...
5 Image HDR/DRI using ND 0.9 soft graduated filter + Tiffen ND 1.2 for smoothed fog effects. Sembawang Stateland, Singapore.
Another day with another beautiful morning on a beautiful, not well known part of Singapore... Good ol' Sembawang.