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I took this shot on the first floor of the tower. I am pretty sure this guy is painting the tower because he has a bucket with paint drippings of the same color as the tower. The brush is rather weird, however, and almost looks like a socket wrench on the end - plus he has it on top of a bolt/rivet.

Also I think this guy might be fake. He didn't move the entire time I was staring at him. Maybe a wax sculpture? If anyone has any info, please share.

Postprocessing on this shot was a lot of work. I aligned myself in such a way when I took the shot to block out the sun with the steel structure. Doing this, however, caused an almost silhouette effect of the man and the structure, plus the sky look washed out. To correct all of this I made several layer copies and adjusted the levels for the different elements of the image individually; one for the sky, one for the steel and 2 for the man. Then I used layer masks to paint out unwanted parts of each layer to end up with this.
Here is the original before postprocessing.

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