2020 UPDATE: I shared a better edit of a different but similar image in 2020 here. I much prefer this new version. Please take a look.
This diner is very close to the I-86 or 17 West Diner I posted about on Sunday, roughly just a couple of miles down the road. This is the diner I think might have been open for part of the last 10-12 years during which I have been occasionally driving on Route 17, but I’m not certain. As the sign says, there is a hotel affiliated with the diner. It is behind the camera in this shot, out of sight. I think it also is closed. there were a couple of cars parked next to the hotel but I do not think it is open. The gas station in the background is in business. I bought a cup of coffee for the road.
I rarely am bothered by the distorting effects of the wide angle lens I use for many of my HDR shots. This was a bit of an exception. I tried correcting it in Photoshop but that created its own problems, so I left it uncorrected and leaning. I know there are wide angle lenses that include the ability to correct for this effect when shooting but I do not own any. As I said, usually it does not bother me.
Beyond that, the photo was processed in Photomatix and had its detail enhanced with Topaz Adjust.