Here is an example of HDR just for the sake of HDR. I used an effect called grunge. Not one I would generally use but I like what it did for this photo. Hope you agree.
This is a combination of 5 photos all using the 16-80 lens at 18mm. Shutters speeds were between 1/2000sec and 1/100sec all f4.5 iso 100. The photo was taken at Crab Park in Vancouver.