Love this one.
Really fine shot. Love the circular pan.
It's made with window light about 1/2 hour after sunset. The room was dark -- not nearly enough light to read newsprint-sized type.
I shot it raw at ISO 6400 with no noise reduction per se, but I burned the background to reduce some pattern noise (still evident at pixel-peeping level) and used a desaturation brush on extreme foreground and background shadows to reduce chroma noise. It's half-size via bicubic sharpening reduction.
This is my favorite so far from the best of 2011 thread.