First, let me mention the new theme for this blog. I was re-reading "The Print" by Ansel Adams and he was of the opinion that photographs were best viewed against a dark gray wall. This blog theme is starts with gray and adds colors from the Gitzo Basalt line of tripods.
For the Dominique nudes, I developed a Silver Efex Pro preset that I labeled "Grainy Nude", applied here to the avocado.
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: AF Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8D
Exposure: ISO 200, f/22 @ 0.8s median of five 1 stop brackets, tripod, cable release
Lighting: Calumet Quattro daylight fluorescent lamps
Location: My houseProcessing: Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5 HDR Pro, Nik Silver Efex Pro