I posted this nearly a month ago on Flickr:
I kinda liked it at the time – especially the wisp of cloud and the lower clouds on “normal” sized mountains (by some standards). I’m not so sure now, though. I can see how the HDR effect did pull in a great deal of detail in the foreground & effectively salvaged that, but the sky… It hurts to look at it now.
It’s strange in this case – I never noticed the gradation of the blues in the large size. Looked totally normal. If this were blown up to 16″x20″, it might be fine. But in smaller, web-presentation sizes… well, it’s painful.
So yes, the more I look at it, the less I like it. I think that most people have the same reaction – it’s easily the most viewed photograph of the last month by Flickr standards.