yes, the building is still in use AFAIK. i think it used to be a hotel that was or is being turned into condos.
I used a D50 with the 50mm lens in my sig
i wish i could say i shot it as is, but that'd be a huge lie. it was a pretty bright day, despite the clouds, and the original shot is pretty boring and a little bluer. i made adjustments in lightroom to take the color out of the sky and darken the building. in other words, it wasn't intended to look like this.
I'm not sure about the distortion...this lens supposedly has little to no distortion. it might just be the angle i was at and some of the lines playing a trick on our eyes. i actually tried correcting it in photoshop but was unable to make an improvement. but i definitely see it too
There are two filters I used in photoshop, when hackin around with my halloween images. One is, Midnight Sepia, and the other is just called Midnight. A lot of times , you can apply these and play with the opacity. Ya can get a really cool effect.
They might be downloadable...one is part of a packaged called...nik color effects pro 1.0 (whatever that means. ) And the other is part of something called Xero. I use CS2, and they are not part of that .