heres the origional, a version done with topaz simplify and another with topaz adjust.topaz simplify will give you complete control over making soft painting like edits. on the other hand topaz adjust will give you a range of adjustments from plain to hdr like. it can take an hour to really refine each one but these are just some quick edits as examples.
.http://mm-photography.smugmug.com/Other/BAYSIDE-WHITESTONE-NY/MCJ01348/1110952708_VHVmM-L.jpg (broken link)
http://mm-photography.smugmug.com/Other/BAYSIDE-WHITESTONE-NY/MCJ01345/1110952381_qbYDk-L.jpg (broken link)