25 Apr 18 Back to the Budapest State Opera today and a look at a small corner of the main entrance. As I've written previously I was in awe of all the statuary we encountered wherever we went, and of course all the main buildings were adorned with multiple pieces of artwork. Obviously the stature of Franz caught my eye, but what caught it even more was the tacky - a bit of personal bias in evidence - plastic banner announcing some individual's upcoming performance. The juxtaposition of color, material, design, and gender was just too much. I couldn't help but think that it might have been intentional. But intentional or not, it certainly was tacky! Your opinion my vary. I was planning on discontinuing these trip photos once we left for Yellowstone, but after reviewing what I have yet to share they will continue for some time.
As you all know I beta test for Topaz and try to keep those of you interested in their products up to date. Today the company released an announcement that they were putting ALL of their products on sale at 40% off through 07 May. For those of you who have looked at the free Topaz Studio editor, the Propack adjustment set with this sale would get you ALL 24 of the additional adjustments (plug-ins) for ($166.50) roughly 25% of the individual products.
I took the base image, removed a couple very small distractions, and gave it a small amount of contrast enhancement. Nikon D500; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 2000; 1/400 sec @ f / 9.
The Daily Image