The raw file looked really bad. The CN tower was purple, but it was that dirty purple. I then experimented with HSL tab and lowered the saturation of purple to the bottom and brought up the brightness to almost max. It gave me this white contrasty object standing tall amongst the irritating, noisy city.
I really thought this was a just okay photo. But when my girlfriend first saw this, she said “WOAH!!! TIAN!! THIS IS SO GOOD”. I questioned her reaction as I thought she was over exaggerating her compliment. It was not until I posted this on instagram to realize that this is a very well composed photo.