Sony NEX-7, 18-200, f/8, 1/160, iso 400
If you visit the blog often, you know I'm a fan of graffiti. I found this nice mural in Dublin, Ireland. When I viewed the original image, it was nice, but didn't have that urban, gritty feel that I think goes with this kind of scene.
So into Topaz Adjust 5. After viewing a few presets, I knew I would go for one that would tone down the colors. But the one that got closest, is called Grunge Me! Ha ha. It did a good job with the details, giving me the grit I was looking for. From there I used the saturation slider to tone down the colors. And a major dose of "Highlight Protect" to rein in the bright whites.
As always, click on the Continue link to compare the original to the Topaz version. You can even leave a comment here, kind of like this artist left his or her comment on the wall.