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GUM Mall

If you ever wanted proof that communism is dead, this is it... GUM (ГУМ) mall sits ON Red Square in the heart of Moscow, and is loaded with the likes of Prada, etc...

 

Note: ГУМ is pronounced "goom" and means "main department store" in Russian.

 

Technical: 5 shot HDR. The lighting was predictible with all the stone, so I shot matrix metering and bracketed +/- 1,2. Tone mapped in Photomatix with high strength and somewhat muted color. Camera was set on Gorilla pod on a railing's ledge (in a safe place where it could not drop). Slight sharpening in Adobe Lightroom. No Photoshop in this image. Lens was Sigma 10-20 at 10mm.

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Uploaded on August 6, 2008