I’ve always liked this little brass box better known as a humidor. Antiques like this are perfect for realistic HDR photography with all of the details and textures. This one has a beautiful patina that shows it’s age well. Since my wife and I are not smokers, we use this in our home office to store a few flash drives. It’s the perfect size for miscellaneous stuff.
I wanted to show the beautiful workmanship on the top of the box. The shot below gives you an idea of the extent of the workmanship. These images were made from 3 exposures shot at 2/3 ev apart. Nik HDR Efex Pro was used for most of the tone mapping. I did sharpening via High Pass filter, adjusted Color Balance and did final Curves adjustments in Adobe Photoshop.