I took the original shot and then played with it in Aperture to produce one and two. When I shot this, I thought that it would be conceptual in nature and a shot worth playing with. In Aperture I adjust the Highlights and Shadows and then fully turned up or down the High Tonal Width, Mid Contrast, and or Low Tonal Width. Note that the difference in the tow tweaked versions is simply that one has the high tonal width pushed all the way while the mid contrast is pushed all the way and two has the high tonal and low tonal width both pushed to zero.
Here are a few more shots that I took of these.
Thanks for Looking.