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Best of 2006

(January 1st - December 31st, 2006)

Jean Berthélémé

Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption Cathedral

Ingemar Bergmark

Throne Room

Seoul, South Korea

July 2, 17:03 UTC+0900

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© 2006 Ingemar Bergmark, Some Rights Reserved. Creative Commons License

This is the Thone Room at Kyungbokgung Palace where official meetings and formal gatherings were held during the Joseon Dynasty.
I like this panorama since it shows Korean architecture and intricate detail on a scale that is rare.

Some historical info:
Kyungbokgung was the main palace during the Joseon Dynasty's 500 year history (1392-1910). It was built in 1395 by King Lee Seong-Gye (King Taejo), when he moved the capital city from Gyeseong to Seoul. The word 'Kyungbok' translates to 'Shining Happiness'. The name was given as a tribute to the happiness and prosperity of Joseon's Kings, and the Korean people.
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  • Canon EOS 20D
  • Nikkor 10.5mm Fisheye (with WidePan adapter)
  • Manfrotto 055ProB, Rotopan 7 Mark II
  • PTGui 6.0

Technical info:
The main panorama was made with 8 images (6+1+1).
Additional images were taken to capture highlight detail. All images recorded in RAW mode, and converted with Adobe Camera Raw.
ISO 100, ~f/8, Bracket (1/13, 1/200)

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