While I was in Topeka this week, I drove by the Kansas State Capitol building that had recently undergone a huge renovation. I was there at night, which often produces a dramatic image since the capitol buildings are almost always lit up. This was just a quick, handheld shot with my Canon 5DMIII ramped up to about a 2000 ISO rating. I made several post production adjustments: increasing the black point to add contrast, I also brought up the shadow details slightly, and I added a slight glow filter to everything except the building. The glow works to soften and slightly blur the areas that have more digital noise and aren’t central to the main subject.
I used the DXO Viewpoint plug-in for Lightroom to correct the perspective distortion of the building that was caused by shooting from too close and tilting the camera upward.