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Some of you may recognise this dolmen, which was already subject of one of my recent posts. This image is the result of another of my self learning sessions of PP, namely HDRI and stitching. It is composed of 4 pairs of shots. I began by making 4 HDR images, each one being the result of merging two photos shot with different exposures without changing the position of the camera (I used a tripod, of course). The darker shots were used mainly for the sky and the other one for the rest. Then I stitched those 4 processed images. The main trick is much playing around with layers and transparency masks painting!

I know the job is far from perfect, but I think that it was an great training for me.

Dolmens are the oldest `monuments´ we can find in Western Europe. As far as I know, most or all of them were built at least 5000 years ago and they were tombs, (actually not every archaeologist is fully convinced of that). Those in better shape still preserve the cover stone that make them look a bit like huge mushrooms or tables (the word 'dolmen' derives from the antique Breton word that means 'stone table'). I have written something more about the subject on this other post.

Links to other shots of mine with this dolmen: 1, 2, 3

You can browse all my posts taken this day on this region on this "travelogue".

Location (latitude, longitude): 39.4612,-7.5446

31-Jul-2007 update: I have posted 3 views of the zone taken from the hills that are visible on the right (1, 2, 3).

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