I was traveling recently and had a little time at a pier late in the night. The surrounding skyline was spectacular and I clicked the scene highly underexposed. Any ideas on how I can process this? If I try increasing the exposure the neon billboards in the scene get obnoxiously bright. Any ideas would be appreciated. I primarily use Lightroom for processing and Photoshops for any light touch-ups.
I want to bring out the detail in the buildings and make it look more like what I actually saw. The neons do stand out but so does the detail in the buildings. There is strangely a harmonious coexistence between the two. I can bring out the detail by increasing exposure and playing with shadows but that consequently also brightens the neons to an uncomfortable level