Going over my SFO images, I wanted to see whether I could use one of the old tram carriages as a throwback atmospheric image. But on every image I looked at, modern cars and lots of people, bikes and clutter ruined the overall vibe. This one only had one white van in the background as well as a person just visible crossing the street behind the tram.
I chose to tonemap the raw image in LuminanceHDR and then further process the resulting 32-bit TIFF in Gimp and GMIC. Gimp for the perspective clone stamp and resynthesizer plugin to remove the white-van/passer-by and GMIC for the photoillustration filter which I overlaid in a 50% layer on top of the base layer.
I’m pretty pleased with the outcome but I am aware this maybe too manipulated to suit everyone’s palate.