That was harder than it should have been. HDR Efex Pro really wanted to make that edge pop. I ended up adding about 30 control points in the sky around the building to try to tame it. And added several local adjustments in LR too. The fact that the sky is naturally lighter around the building accentuates things.So many great pictures!
A humble offering taken in Chicago.
Single Image. (Lightroom -> Photoshop for perspective correction -> Nik HDR Efex for Tone Mapping -> Lightroom for HSL)
I used NIK for mine too.
I really like the concept of this image..with the clouds and all...and please take this advice as coming from a noob myself, but I might suggest you go back and do a little adjustment, to make the halo-ing around the building a bit less noticable....unless that is what you were going for.
Again, I like the image overall...but the haloing just catches my eye a bit much and think you might benefit from cutting that back a little?
Hoping this is take only as constructive criticism!!
Thanks for the feedback Cayenne! The sharpening got a bit over baked - one of those things where it popped out towards the end of processing and I convinced myself it was okay. I should make another run at it.
It still has a bit of a halo but now I'll claim it's intentional.