Two images used. 1600 ASA. Both with same EV (so this is really a faux sort of HDR) but with the Image Fusion and ToneMapping tool in PhotoMatix (I keep wanting to call it PhotoMatrix). But I was able to pull very specific areas from the RAW 40D file. I never saw those windows with their mosaic-like prints on them when looking at the image in Lightroom or Photoshop.
Can’t wait for the weather to warm up a bit so that I can do more night shots. In other words, if I knew ahead of time that this was going to be an HDR type shot I would have bracketed it. And frankly, these shots look better in color than b&w.
I was answering questions for an interview this morning, and remembered a phase I went through when I was 16, where I would take negatives and while they were on a lightbox, I would scratch lines in them with a needle, or sometimes just punch holes in them before printing. In other words, I’m still the same guy – but the tools have become more sophisticated.