Photographer's Note

This is another photo of my theme of sunsets in Manila bay.
This is also in response to the discussion emanated from this photo, in which we argued about the pros and cons of HDR method.
I realised that I am not good in HDR, and upon suggestions from fellow TE members to try masking, I post this photo today. The masking of different exposure layers is called DRI (Dynamic Range Increase), a method that I confirmed gives you more control over your photo. I liked better, but I would like to know your opinion as well. You can compare with the original in the WS.
What do you think?
Needless to say, I do not mind negative critiques if you think there is room to improve, or the picture sucks.... I learned a lot from the harsh critiques received to HDR photo I posted before.

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