The Purse was shot in Balboa Park using Promote Control, a handheld remote control device which brackets images for High Dynamic Range processing. (A review of the product appears on our Tools page in the December issue of Zoom Street.) The device automates 7 exposures. The images were then merged in Photoshop CS4. I used Lucis Pro to heighten the HDR effect and did some additional sharpening and enhancement.
Here’s another photograph from the same series (Lanterns). Click the image for enlarged view.