Processing: I worked with five exposures from -2 to +2 ev shot at 1 ev intervals. Nik HDR Efex Pro was used to add selective Structuring, Tone Mapping and overall sharpening. Using the HDR Toning in Adobe Photoshop CS6, I brought out the shadow areas and increased the gamma for a brighter overall rendering. I used Curves to get just the right contrast, and finally did sharpening with overlay High Pass filter set to 8 pixels and then backed the fill level down to 50%.
Equipment used: Nikon D700 with 28-70 f/2.8 lens set to 70mm, f/16, ISO 400. Manfrotto 190XPROB with 486RC2 ball head.