This is a historical windmill in the center of Bremen, Germany where I live. The RAW files are 5 years old and you can find the old version in my PhotoStream), but I revisited them to see if 5 years more experience and the new versions of my tools make a difference. 3 exposures processed in Photomatix Pro, color/sharpness as always courtesy of Nik Software.
Another shot of Oscar-awarded film composer Hans Zimmers out-of-this-world studio. Hard to believe, but it takes HDR to capture this room - conventional camera sensors fail miserably. The whole room is just dark, light-absorbing surfaces (velvet, wood) and a few pointed light sources. There's no way to just "take a photo of it". This image is created from 6 exposures (0.7 bracketing), processed in Photomatix Pro, with tons of subtle manual color and light corrections in Niksoftware Viveza, and some Nik Sharpener Pro.
"Storing" one of my favorite modular synthesizer patches via an image - because there's no other way. My cat chilling on her favorite chair in front of the big monophonic monster was just a nice coincidence.