All of the above photos were taken with the Canon 7D and the Canon 17-55mm EF-S f/2.8. None of these photos use HDR. Instead, they are single photos which I used Topaz Adjust 5 to pull out details, balancing the the light and dark areas. The last photos is a great example of how you can transform an average shot with Topaz Adjust into something really unique.
Be sure to take a look at my other articles below especially my YouTube video, Christmas in New York City 2011.
Happy Holidays from Photoframd!