LightningPaul

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photoblog image The Lakenhalle of Ieper

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 :-)

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 :-)

comments (6)

  • zed
  • Australia
  • 10 Nov 2009, 07:44
Did well to skip vista m8, l am running a quadcore which l overclocked to 3.2ghz with 6 gig of ram so it still runs well but l would kill for core i7 Quadcore, your system should work well for quite a while
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 10 Nov 2009, 10:02
great looking building.Your computer sound powerful
a wide angled lens, I pressume
LightningPaul: Indeed, an ultra wide angle lens, 12mm (= 18mm in full frame terms).
If I had the money I would get a Mac and never bother with Microsoft and its bloated operating system again.Impressive picture but I'm not over keen on the, clearly deliberate, lean
Impressive clarity and building, I have finally bought Photomatrix, but not had a chance to play yetsad
Impressive image! I am surprised DXO did not align everything to straight lines though.

P.S. Congratulations on the purchase!

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