I am thinking about the next steps I want to take in my photography. I am interested mostly in landscapes, architecture, scenery, travel, street scenes and less so in people/portraiture and macro. I already have the camera and lenses I want (slash "need") and so I don't really have any gear-lust. I have been thinking about a tripod upgrade, and this could lend itself to experimenting with HDR. I think the results you get from HDR can be amazing, but at the same time, some of them look very "manufactured." I know there is skill in getting a good HDR result, but how much of that is software and processing versus what you accomplish with your camera? All this aside, it still is a cool process, despite the fact it sounds a little like I am trashing it! Alternatively, I don't own any filters and I think that with graduated filters you can get a great exposure without the need for a lot of intensive post (though not quite to the same level of an HDR). However, this has its own learning curve, as well as the need for the filters themselves and step-up rings (assuming I want to use one with my UWA, which is an argument unto itself). Any feedback on this philosophical argument?