kw: photography, photographs, digital darkroom
It didn't take long; my post yesterday about "faking" HDR by various means got a quick response from one correspondent. In essence, "Try easyHDR Basic, it's free." I have to admit, it is easy to use, and the result, shown below (click for a bigger version), is definitely better. When I have only one NEF (Nikon Raw) or JPEG file, the tricks can still help, but nothing beats genuine High Dynamic Range tone mapping software.