I finally ventured out to shoot something significant in the freezing sub-arctic conditions that I currently find myself living in (it was like 40F or 4.5C but felt colder I swear). So now that I live all of 5 minutes walk from a subway stop I climbed aboard and went into Washington DC to shoot the Southwest Water Front. Little did I know that the subway was a mess from planned construction and that the entire water front was torn up for construction but it was an adventure so I went with it.
The entire purpose of this trip was to test out my newly acquired Olympus 9-18mm (18-36mm equivalent) that I bought at a bargain price. Since the the subway station let me off near Arena Stage and I had the camera ready I went ahead and took some shots of the building because I thought it was cool. I figured why not test it on the building before the main event on the water. Rather happy I did.
The image was processed using Aurora HDR and then brought into Photoshop. My intent was to do it in monochrome but I once I finished my edits in Silver Efex I hit luminosity mask and was very pleased by the punch it added to the image and left it in color. A bit of a dodge and burn to various areas and I called it a day.