When was looking in the viewfinder at this scene, I was worried about bringing together the deep blue sky in the reflection and the balded sky behind the building. Then I decided not to worry and just take the picture. A light touch on the tone mapping with the single image in Nik HDR Efex pulled out some texture in the reflected buildings and pulled out some clouds on the left. The black spec on the lower left cloud is a bird.
The monochrome conversion is courtesy Nik Silver Efex Pro, using a green filter and sepia/blue split toner.
The solarized version is also from Nik Silver Efex Pro, using a custom preset I created originally for statues. This might be my favorite because it looks so ghostly.
|Lens:||AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G|
|Exposure:||ISO 200, f/8.0 @ 1/320s, Auto WB, RAW|
|Lighting:||Morning daylight and shade|
|Location:||Kiener Plaza, St. Louis GPS|
|Dates:||Capture - April 11, 2010, Processed - January 10, 2011|
|Processing:||Lightroom 3.3, Photoshop CS5, Nik HDR Efex, Nik Silver Efex Pro, Nik Color Efex Pro|