North Korea HDR Photographs

When I travelled to North Korea in March I took some photos and even painted some pictures. But that’s not all: Every once in a while I took a moment to bracket my exposures and came up with these:
 
From a balcony atop the Grand People’s Study House, looking across Kim Il Sung Square toward Juche Tower.
 
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Undeniably the strangest stop on the entire tour was this former palace of Kim Il Sung’s, converted to a mausoleum containing not just the deceased Leaders in state, but also their personal collection of degrees, awards, medals, cars, boats, and train carriages!
 
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The Ryugyong Hotel:
 
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Looking across the Taedong River, toward Kim Il-Sung Square:
 
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Pyongyang is much, much larger than the relatively small downtown core our tour crisscrossed. It is a sprawling city of two million of North Korea’s most privileged citizens.
 
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Juche Tower:
 
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Monument to the Founding of the Korean Workers’ Party:
 
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Evening in Pyongyang:
 
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Arch of Triumph:
 
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The Pyongyang Metro:
 
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Pulling out from Pyongyang station on the train north to the border:
 
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Sunset in Sinuiju. This bridge is (for now) the only way to get from Sinuiju to the Chinese city of Dandong on the other side of the river:
 
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