|Downtown Miami at Sunset|
I say this because trends come and go. Years ago it was selective color, today it is High Dynamic Range. HDR is essentially an attempt to use two or more photos of the same scene shot almost at the same time but at different exposure values in order to mimic the dynamic range of the human eye. If done right, the results can be very pleasing. If overdone, well, it looks like a graphic illustration. While this isn't necessarily a bad thing, I just don't find it aesthetically attractive. Perhaps that's a generational thing.
I came to photography with black & white film. My aesthetic was formed from Life magazine compilation of images from the forties, fifties and sixties, almost all of which were black & white and, owing to the limited technologies, of restricted dynamic range. Shadows and darkness are compositional elements to be used not problems to be overcome. Sure, there's a place for HDR, if used sparingly. Still, I really prefer the look of high contrast scenes.