People usually love or hate HDR. There’s very little middle ground in the appreciation of HDR. It is a style that rarely looks natural, and in fact looks best (IMHO) when it emphasizes a surreal look. The folks over at HDR Creme often exhibit the best of the best in HDR.
The photo, by http://hdrcreme.com/users/7872-darrellburnett is both creative and technically excellent. This is not just HDR, but a composite. The artist said it was composed of a photo taken of men painting a pub, then overlaid on a self portrait. Creative, and fun. Nice work Darrell.
For more amazing HDR, check out HDR Creme.