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The British Museum

Installed in 1852, the museum's Greek Revival façade facing Great Russell Street has 44 columns closely based on those of the temple of Athena Polias at Priene in Asia Minor.

 

Among the controversial (and allegedly plundered) artifacts housed in the museum are the The Rosetta Stone (claimed by Egypt), which provided the key to the modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs, and The Parthenon Marbles, also known also as the Elgin Marbles (claimed by Greece), a collection of classical Greek marble sculptures that were originally part of the Parthenon and other buildings on the Acropolis of Athens.

 

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1) Seven exposures @ 1-stop increments

2) Photomatix Pro - HDR processing and tonemapping (Details Enhancer)

3) Photoshop CS3 - General retouching (removed debris, parked car, foreground people), corrected distortion, corrected mixed-lighting color.

4) Photoshop CS3 - Nik Color Efex Pro plugin - Tonal Contrast, Brilliance/Warmth, Graduated Filters (sky and foreground).

5) Photoshop CS3 - Imaginomic Noiseware Pro plugin - Blue channel only

6) Photoshop CS3 - Sharpen

 

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Taken on January 30, 2011