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August 13, 2006


Vilnius, Lithuania view map

Photo of Vilnius Television Tower taken from very close distance. I used Raw file exposure bracketing technique while post-processing the photo. The same RAW file was converted twice. First conversion was done with +0.45EV exposure adjustment to brighten up the tower itself. Second conversion was done with -0.6 EV exposure adjustment to darken the sky. Later two files were merged into one.
The following information about the TV Tower is from web site:
The Television Tower is one of the tallest buildings in Eastern Europe. It is 326,5 metres high. A photographic exhibition devoted to fourteen unarmed civilians who were killed during the tragic events of 13 January 1991 is mounted on the ground floor. Crosses and monuments near the entrance perpetuate one of the country’s biggest fights for independence. The tower is open to visitors: a lift takes them in 45 seconds up to an observation platform. This is a circular room (at the height of 165 metres), which revolves slowly, taking about one hour to complete one revolution. There is a café, and viewers can appreciate a spectacular view of Vilnius and even of the panorama of the surrounding countryside within the radius of 50 kilometres.

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