Ok thanks for confirming. I keep forgetting about using the SR app in the field for situations like this where you want to preserve highlight detail and then bring up the shadows in post without incurring much noise. Then I could work off a single exposure which make things easier when shooting interiors. I have another shoot on Friday on a commercial building that I will try. I will shoot my normal brackets and then also grab an exposure with the SR app that is underexposed.
I did shoot some of the interiors with the SR app, but neither of the ones I have posted were done with that. I might have to go back and re-work them both and do some LM and see if I like it better...this job is mostly for printed materials and web images, nothing is going to be viewed large...so I might be over analyzing what I am doing...
I'd grab two AD200's in lieu of the xplor 600. I think the xplor 600 would be overkill for RE most of the time and you'd be better served by having two lights that you can place at different locations. If you happen to need a lot of power, you can use dual head....or use my bootleg method of sticking the ad200 inside the modifer itself. The flexibility of these little lights are awesome...I just added another.
Another upside of the ad200 is that you can easily use a speedlight gel to color correct them. This is pretty key when you're mixing flash with ambient light as uncorrected speedlights create nasty color casts when you expose for the ambient. It's one of the few things that is easier to correct in the field than in post.
I need to figure that stuff out...the same client these other images are for has some large buildings that need to be done that will no doubt require some OCF to accomplish the job.