My original image was interesting, but the colors were washed out, so I took an underexposed photo that I could merge with it and get both the high and low tones in a HDR image, I also had two metal objects and realized that I should just focus on one. The next thing I did was crop it down to have the antique irrigation part in the upper left third of the photo. I went through the levels adjustments, and made an ever so slight change to get the lettering to show up a bit more. Played around with a Curves adjustment, but did not like how it seemed to take away from the "natural" look I wanted. I then used the Dodge and Burn tool to darken the lower and middle left side to subdue that area. I also carefully lightened the lettering to make it show up even more. Lastly, I cropped the image one more time to really capture the portion I felt was most impactful.