As I do with all my post processing, I first brought down the highlights and opened up the shadows, adjusted the black and white clipping, added clarity (this time 100%) and contrast (this time 50%). I then added a radial filter on the face of the sign, which makes it darker. Then I inverted it which made the sky darker, the face of the sign lighter.
I added a radial filter on the inside of the light hood and colored it yellow, then I added a yellow brush stroke on the sign.
I adjusted the luminance and color noise reduction, lowered the blue saturation, and added a post crop vignette.
Finally, I adjusted the exposure, the highlights, added a spot of bright yellow on the light bulb itself, and adjusted the saturation.
I hope I haven’t bored you. If you’re still reading, please let me know your true feelings on the exposure and color. Sometimes I like it, othertimes I think it’s still too blue and maybe a touch too dark.
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