Daniel Cheong loves digital blending—a post-production technique "that manually mixes multiple bracketed exposures in order to obtain the maximum dynamic range" without getting the everything-is-illuminated effect of overcooked HDR. His work is beautiful.
His photos are sightly surreal, yes, but I love the results. That storm against the Milky Way photo above is a great example of his work. These other photos too:
Daniel Cheong works in the telecom industry but his passion is photography, which he fully embraced when he bought his first DSLR in Singapore back in 2006. He aims "to perfect the technique of Digital Blending, which consists of manually blending multiple bracketed exposures in order to obtain the maximum dynamic range, while trying to keep a very natural look and avoiding the common mistake of many 'overcooked' HDR images. This slight element of the surreal, or hyper reality often found in painting is what I am trying to achieve."