I thought I'd share a video I shot a few months ago while I was hanging out in Chicago. On this trip I decided to focus on creating more landscape/cityscape images, and through my research on google maps I found this small beach by the Navy Pier that proved to be a great setting for an early morning photo excursion.
At the end of the video you'll see all of the individual exposures that went into creating the end result (click to see larger version):
Copyright © 2010 Christopher Clements.
The individual exposures were imported into Lightroom. I used Nik Software's HDR Efex Pro to do the exposure blending. From there I exported the image to Photoshop for some additional cleaning, dodging and burning. I then used Nik Color Efex Pro to tweak the color and mood of the photo before importing back into Lightroom for some final tweaks to get to the final image you see here.