Here's a thought: When you are not 100 percent happy with a photo situation, embrace the situation! That's what I did today when I was shooting in a cool junkyard in Utah. At first, I did not want my shadow in the scene. For the angle I wanted, however, I could not avoid it. (Sure, I could have cloned it out.)
So, I embraced the situation and included my shadow. It's one of my favorite HDR images from the shoot. The others? They, and others from this trip, will be in my HDR book - coming early next year.
Explore the Light,
P.S. Speaking of shadows, time is almost up for my ScanCafe shadow photo contest. Click here for info.