The Lakenhalle of Ieper
This building, located in of Ieper in Belgium, is called the Lakenhalle. They started building it around 1260 and finished it in 1304. During the fourteenth century it was one of the largest buildings in the Western world. World War destroyed most of it. Now it is protected by UNESCO. On the first floor is the Flanders Fields Musuem.
TECH-INFO: this is tone mapped HDR image, made of 5 shot JPGs, all hand held. First I lens-corrected them in DxO Optics Pro, then I auto-aligned and merged them into a HDR file using Photoshop. Tone mapping is done in Photomatrix Pro. Extra contrasts added afterwards in Photoshop again.
I purchased a new PC with a Core i7 920 processor, 6GB RAM and Windows 7 64-bit. It works really great. Editing a 600 Megapixel 8-bit image still works very smoothly in Photoshop. Also DxO works more than twice as fast as my 3 year old PC with a Core 2 E6600 and 4GB of RAM (actually only 3.25 GB was available because of a 32-bit Windows XP operating system). As you can guess, I just skipped Windows Vista :-)
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