This test shot turned into a poor man's Lazlo Moholy-Nagy homage. The candle holder sat in a dark corner of the basement, reflecting bright window light, so HDR got a work-out. I went on to make a monochrome solarization with a sepia/blue split tone.
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f2.8 D
Exposure: ISO 200, three around f/8 @ 1/20s, Auto WB, tripod w/Acratech GP ball head
Lighting: Window Daylight
Location: Home studio GPSProcessing: Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5 HDR Pro, Nik Color Efex Pro