DOCK office tower is one of the most impressive buildings in MedienHafen Düsseldorf.
It's 63 meters and 15 floors were designed by Architect Jo Coenen and completed in 2002.
I was overwhelmed by the powerful structure and the contrast it holds between the cold gray concrete core and the see-through glass walls wrapping it around.
I used my super wide angle lens for this shot with a max 10mm focal length to capture as much of the tower as I could, leaving enough space for the post processing distortion I had in mind:
After setting the right composition and distortion in Lightroon, I switched to Photoshop and used the Nik Silver Efex plugin to create two layers- a dark base with low contrast and a light layer with high contrast:
The next step was blending it all together using masking, brashing and gradient tools- here is the layout of the layers I used:
As always- I've collected those snapshots to a sequence video for you to enjoy: