I decided to try processing a pseudo HDR from a single RAW file today out of boredom. I used Photomatix pro to tone map a single file into a HDR file.
First off here is the original picture unaltered
This is what I got out of Photomatix Pro after the tone mapping
I thought the sky and building looked a little too dark so I opened the file in Photoshop and did some layering work. First off played with the contrast, brightness and vibrance. At that point I still wasn't happy with the building's colors so I duplicated the layer and applied a glowing filter to make everything well glow. I applied a masking layer then unmasked everything but the building. This way the building was the only object in the picture that had the glowing effect. Anyhow this is how it came out.
So my question is to everyone, does the third picture look better than the first?
Lastly here is another picture I processed the same way