Credit where credit is due department: I was surfing the web recently and came across a photographer who takes HDR macro photographs. His name is Tim Clarke. This link takes you to an HDR macro photo of an antique clock handed down to him from his grandfather.
The photo, and others, including one of an antique watch, are beautiful examples of subtle HDR work and inspired me to
copy try some HDR macro photos. I have a macro lens, after all, and furthermore, I have an antique clock handed down to me from my grandmother. What a coincidence. (I also have an antique watch.) Tim’s clock is in better condition, but mine has character. It survived the 1906 earthquake, but took a beating and was put back together without apparent regard for aesthetics. These are a couple of images of the clock.