I can't see the image anywhere, bloody Flickr is down and I'm understanding the complete opposite to what Julian felt. Bill said he likes shadows and how HDR strips shadows away. IE that there is too much detail in the shadows, an issue some people have with HDR. He than says the shadows in the image are too dark for his taste. That's the complete opposite to the affect of HDR so how can he feel he was accused of using HDR.
It's crazy that he felt the need to leave the forum based on not quite the harshest analysis anyone could make.
Bill. You've done nothing wrong.