Trey Ratcliff's work has been really inspiring me as of late.
There's nothing really special about the photos. They were taken more so I could practice the tone mapping technique. I didn't go too crazy with the "HDR look" - but it was hard to hold back!
All I would note is that a tripod is a must!
I just love the ability to bring the texture of the wood out. (who said it was an ugly table? =P)
Below is the normal exposure for comparison
Oh…and I think I'm over the whole watermarking thing too…