Here is the story behind the picture: I saw this man in front of that very book store and thought it would make a great photo. I set up my tripod quickly and just hoped he won't go away nor won't he give me strange looks thus ruining the composition :) He didn't. When I was taking my 7 brackets (about 1.30+ minutes in total) he was just moving slightly, looking at the books at different angles. Was he choosing a gift? Maybe.
Some of you complained that this photo is unrealistic. Yes, it is. I didn't want to be ultra-realistic because such post-processing doesn't suit this scene very well. I wanted it to be sort of painterly, to resemble an illustration or cover of a book for children.
Camera: Canon 5D MK II
Lens: Canon 24-105 f/4 L IS USM
Focal length: 24 mm
Exposure time: 4 s ("middle" exposure)
Number of exposures: 7
E.V. Step: 1 E.V.
Flash used: no
Tripod used: yes
Filters used: no
Software: Photomatix Pro 4.2.5, Magic Lantern, Lightroom 4.1, Photoshop CS5