compositor20: There are almost no shadow areas to evaluate shadow noise... where it is more problematic... please light only part of the image with a hard spot light so that parts of the image are in shadow...
You may want to cast a shadow on the main scene too in order to better asses the DR of the camera in good light. The secondary scene you are talking sounds to me rather like a high iso test bed (which is good, also).
I also think that it would be nice to keep/integrate real life objects from the old scene (the watch being one of them, I'm sure more could be integrated)
Thank you very much. The actual implementation could have been better. Maybe next time :)The text in the picture is actually the text from the so called "Saucy Jacky" postcard which claims to have been written by Jack the Ripper in September/October 1888.