These are two old downtown buildings. The first one is a firehall converted into a community theatre building. I used the Ez Actions Acid Wash on this.
This firehall theatre was shot in manual mode and manually focused with my 35 mm 2.0 lens at f/11; exp 1/5; ISO 400; wb: shade.
The settings for the City Hall building were the same, except exp 1/8, and I used the EZ Action Contra Pop Soft on it. See the guy smoking in front of the building? Just after I started shooting, he went into the building, and I got a little paranoid that maybe I wasn't allowed to shoot photos of municipal buildings, and he was heading into the building to contact security. . . to come throw me in jail with bread and water, and confiscate my Nikon D40. So I jumped in my car and sped recklessly away, NOT EVEN STOPPING TO PUT MY CAMERA LENS CAP ON! (so now you know how I spend MY exciting friday nights!)