At our recent trip to the Silk Mill we captured the iconic elevator with the iconic spools inside. You can see our thought process and what we created and the progression below...
The first image (5 exposure HDR) was taken wide-angle from the top floor. 24mm
Then we closed the door near that stairwell, it did not close all the way, allowing a ray of light to come in
I love stitched images, and they give you room (and pixels) to composite as well.