Tower cranes at sunset

An image that depicts urban growth and congestion with the serenity of a neighborhood baseball field. The tower cranes at sunset overshadow the new construction that will alter the skyline and view from the park.

The image was processed in Adobe Photoshop using several layers to balance the overall exposure that was metered for the sun. Two layers were set to the screen mode with graduated layer masks to hide the effect on portions of the sky. Then, a tonal contrast filter and a glamour glow filter from NIK Color Efex Pro were added to enhance specific areas of the image. This was not processed as a multi-exposure HDR image.

sunset image with three tower cranes
A single exposure edited for a wide dynamic range. Larry Shapiro photo