This picture is my first attempt at using a five picture bracket for HDR. It i hard to tell in the JPEG here, but the tonal mapping is very long. After cropping to a square, the HDR composite is nearly the equivalent of a 40 mega-pixel capture, like maybe from the mid-range Hasselblad HD-40. The background is crumpled black felt that had so much detail that it needed to be burned in about 2 stops.
The monochrome was created in Nik Silver Efex Pro, with Wratten #25 red filter applied. The blue/sepia split tone is from Lightroom.
I have a color-isolate red Lighroom develop preset that can be interesting. I'm not sure what I think about this one, though.
This is the first time I used my new Acratech GP ball head. The experience was a pure delight.
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f2.8 D
Exposure: ISO 200, five brackets around f/22 @ 3s, Auto WB, tripod w/Acratech GP ball head
Lighting: Fluorescent Photo Daylight
Location: Home studioProcessing: Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5 HDR Pro, Nik Dfine, Vivenza, Color Efex Pro and Silver Efex Pro