Round two of a location I shot earlier this year. However, unlike a previous image, I didn’t include the sky in the composition. Having not included the sky, I wanted to emphasize the contrast between the office building and church. To achieve the contrast I was looking for, I made a selection out of the church in the foreground and used that selection to control a couple adjustments I made using Photoshop and Nik Color Efex Pro. After I made the selection, I was able to apply a slight darkening curve adjustment and moderate desaturation to the office building in the background. I was then able to apply a brightening curve adjustment and Nik Color Effects Pro Tonal Contrast filter to the church to enhance its character. Here is the image as it was fresh out of the Photomatix 4 oven.
Nikkor 16-85 VR II