I hate blending HDR in post. I do. I really, really hate it. Ok? Ok. So... I've spent the better part of the morning on a quest for as much dynamic range as I can get out of a single capture. Here are my results...
Image 01 P65+ with pretty straight settings in C1 Pro (The Control Sample)
Image 02 P65+ with Curve set to Linear Response, HDR Sliders and Clarity at 20
Image 03 P65+ processed in ACR. The color science is ass but WAY more hilight info!
Image 04 RED Epic, pretty likely my favorite. Extended range with a natural feel.
When you look at the image processed in ACR, it's obvious that there is a lot more hilight info in the Raw than C1Pro will give me. What up C1 Pro? Why you holdin' out?