Working along with an instructional Webinar about the new Nik HDR Efex 1.0 tool, I applied it to my first HDR subject. The tutorial was filled with valuable getting started tips. The range of control is astounding, but it is pretty easy to organize your preferences. This is an amazing tool.
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED "Leni lens"
Exposure: ISO 200, f/11 @ 2.5s, tripod (Gitzo Basalt GT2830 and Gitzo GH2781QR ball head)
Lighting: Window light
Location: My houseProcessing: Lightroom 3, Nik HDR Efex 1.0, Nik Color Efex Pro