So I have made available for download the three images I used and also the preset I used as both a starting point in Photomatix Pro and also for Nik HDR Efex Pro.
The Photomatix Preset is THI Exp.XMP and the Nik Preset is Example.NP. Load them in the Tone Mapping under Load Preset
So download the file and have a ball. Take it where ever YOU want to go with it. Mild to Wild!
If you like submit the image back to me at pt (at) thehdrimage.com and I will post a bunch of the reader versions , IF I get any back.
Or just have fun and learn for yourself
Here’s the Zip File Automotive.ZIP