I was revisiting some images that I have taken in the past and ran across one I took in May of 2007. I had done some preliminary work on the image where I had tweaked the contrast and colors and upon seeing it again I thought it looked sort of interesting. However, in the original version, the wide angle lens forced the outer smoke stack and the light poles on the right to curve in.
I decided to play with the image in Photoshop to see if I could straighten things out. The reason I took this shot originally was because I liked all the vertical lines. You have lines from the light poles, the signs, the smoke stacks, the vents on the roof and the window lines of the buildings. The lens curvature took away from the vertical element. I also wanted to give the shot a bit of hyperrealism so I did bring up the color a bit.
To really see the detail of all the vertical elements, you need to view on black
More details including the 'as shot' version of the image can be found at Image Notebook
Comments and criticisms (constructive) are always welcome.