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A gallant attempt

A gallant attempt

This is one of my favorite buildings in Budapest, the Postal Savings Bank. It's virtually impossible from the very narrow street to get a good picture of it. So we got the bright idea to go to the rooftop terrace of the President Hotel, reputed to have an excellent view. Except it was closed when we went, thinking the sun wouldn't be so obnoxious at that hour. We went back at 6, when it opened. But of course then the sun was brilliant and in the way. I'm not sure there really is any good way to photograph this building (although I know a secret way but it's quite complicated and I just have to get the time and permission to do it ;-)), but am posting this as a reminder of a very pleasant time spent sipping drinks on the roof, waiting for the sun to go away. Which it never did ;-).

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/200s f/13.0 at 70.0mm iso200 full exif

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Mark Chambers10-Aug-2012 20:05
That is some roof. V
Tom LeRoy10-Aug-2012 13:10
I can see why you wanted to get this shot, a masterpiece of a roof. Fabulous shot even with the sun :). V
Kevin Warren10-Aug-2012 13:10
Wow, Helen, that is really quite magnificent and you've captured it quite well for it's size. I really like the background spires as well.
pkocinski10-Aug-2012 13:06
Quite an amazing building.
Anitta Vuorisola10-Aug-2012 12:07
Could it be more beautiful?!?! Look at those colors. Not surprised that this is your fav. V
burtmann10-Aug-2012 11:36
I really like the way the green, gold and white gingerbread images show. The spirals in the background add to it's interest. Good job Helen
John Hamers10-Aug-2012 08:02
Beautriful ornate rooftop and so is the church on the background. nicely captured !!V
ac10-Aug-2012 07:17
Brilliant foreground and background.
Brian McAllister10-Aug-2012 06:33
janescottcumming10-Aug-2012 03:07
Good grief! Spectacular roof and a seriously great shot. V
woody3410-Aug-2012 01:37
It is certainly worth all the effort...that is mind
bill friedlander10-Aug-2012 01:20
My mouth fell open when I saw this! Truly spectacular! Good luck with your secret way. V
fotabug09-Aug-2012 23:29
that is an amazing and detailed roof!
Walter O. Koenig09-Aug-2012 23:23
Certainly is fascinating, intricate and complex roof. Nice angle and background. "V"
John Reynolds09-Aug-2012 21:53
That's an amazing roof!
Jim Coffman09-Aug-2012 21:49
Wow, a very fine capture!
Mairéad09-Aug-2012 21:20
Oh - I like this view of Budapest's rooftops, particularly this ornate fantasy.
And it sounds as though you had fun trying to get the perfect shot. V
Stephanie09-Aug-2012 21:19
I have never seen such an opulent, beautiful roofline in my life! This is incredible Helen! VVV
.....a secret way, eh? ;)