It seems incredible that only 7 or 8 years ago some of us were posting Painerly and Grungey stuff with shed-loads of noise and horrendous halos. In case you have forgotten, this is how they looked.
There was also the dreaded Photomatix "glow". I spenty hours trying to eliminate it
Machinery was very popular too
It is hard to find images like this now except in old galleries on the web that have not been touched for years. I for one, don't regret that the days of over-saturation and all the othere excesses are now gone.