I´m amazed. Really! I was browsing on Fotosidan and found this tutorial on creating "fake" HDR´s in Photoshop. The tutorial is created by Magnus Rydström, a guy whose blog I read on a daily basis.
This is the image I started with...
... and this is what I ended up with
This is so COOL! I´ve been admiring the images on Ben Willmores blog, and envying his technique. I stay humble and own great respect for mr Willmore - but I´m pretty darn happy with this result :)
Thanks Magnus. This is super.