I started to process this shot in HDR and did not like the results. I did not like the starbursts on the pumps and the gas sign. I also did not like the glow of the light on the roof of the teapot. I wanted a crisp edges because I thought the starbursts were distracting. I could have shot with a wider aperture(shot at f/11) like f/4 or so, I will have to experiment. I used scripts to stack the images that I shot for HDR. Here is a great video to explain scripts and layer stacking for star trails. I also liked the control of the tone and saturation of the lights on the domes on the gas pumps and other parts of the image.
|The result of stacking and masking in Photoshop.|
|The result of processing through HDR software.|