Monolithos none HDR shot - which do you prefer?

Monolithos Castle, abandoned building architectural photography by Rick McEvoy

Monolithos Castle, abandoned building architectural photography by Rick McEvoy

Above is the single image processed in Lightroom. 

Ibhave to say I like this. I like photographing abandoned buildings, which this certainly is. As an architectural photographer I normally take pictures of buildings in slightly better condition, but not necessarily with the same kind of views..... 

Below is the image produced using the HDR Merge feature in Lightroom. 

 

HDR Merged picture of Monolithos Castle

HDR Merged picture of Monolithos Castle

Which do you prefer? 

Not a lot in it is there? 

 

I thought the scene might benefit from an HDR image capture as the were quite extreme highlights and shadows. The scene has quite a wide dynamic range.

Lightroom has coped with this dynamic range fantastically well though. 

This image is great with the single exposure processed in Lightroom. 

Impressive.