This is a copy of my original photograph of the new clock in front of the Allen County Public Library with the new developments in the background.
I cropped out distractions such as the light pole and a few tree branches in the way.
Second I chose to do something different than curves and adjust levels this post.
I’m not entirely sure that I needed to do anything with the Dodge tool but I wanted to demonstrate the tool. I felt the shadows where a bit harsh from the trees and distracted the eye from the clock and crane. I used the dodge tool to lighten the harsh shadows. The clock face was a bit washed out and so was the sky around the clock and crane so I used the burn tool to help.
To help the focus on my subjects I used the selective sharpening tools on the clock face, globe and very slightly on the crane.
The final product.