Budapest Parliament

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I was recently in Budapest on a stag do and of course, me being me, brought my camera gear along so I could get shots of one of my favourite cities in Europe.

As seems to be the way with a lot of my latest photos, I had been up until the small hours of the morning, taken a nap for about an hour and then arisen at 03:30 for sunrise.

I grabbed a taxi down to Batthyány tér which, due to my basic Hungarian, I was able to pronounce. The taxi driver asked me which hotel I would like left at. I then told him I just wanted left at Batthyány tér metro station. He replied saying that the metro station was closed and where did I actually want left. After a few minutes of discussion he agreed to leave me outside the station, even though he thought it was a very strange request.

Once down there, I set up my Gorillapod on the edge of the Danube and waited for the sun. Sadly there were no clouds until about half an hour after the sun came up. To make up for the incredibly dull sky, I decided I'd try out some texture work; something I never really do. I know it's not for everyone, but let me know what you think.

During our long weekend in BP, my friend Kristof, lead singer of the Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra, came out with us, showed us around town, organised a bus to his gig (two hours from the city) and dedicated a song to me and Adam, the stag.

Although I can't dedicate a song to him in return, I can however dedicate this photograph.

No images in comments please.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II / ISO 100 / f/9.0 / 17-40mm @ 40mm / HDR

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  1. cclontz 34 months ago | reply

    The lighting and reflections are excellent

  2. hell's pleasures 34 months ago | reply

    debo decirle que es usted todo un maestro, geniales imagenes

  3. ~Zephyrus~ 34 months ago | reply

    Looks beautiful.

  4. archie0 - thanks for 2 million + views!! 33 months ago | reply

    Excellent processing, reflections and detail Conor!

  5. AnnuskA - AnnA Theodora 33 months ago | reply

    the archtecture is something out of this world!
    amazing reflections too

  6. ~JustJayne~ 33 months ago | reply

    Was here YEARS ago, long before my photography addiction though :o( Love the texture, works well

  7. flo.rian 33 months ago | reply

    incredible reflections!

  8. ciccioetneo 33 months ago | reply

    Awesome picture!

  9. scott masterton 32 months ago | reply

    superb shot, and actually the texture does work on this one, I was trying to figure out if that was ice or just some long exposure work until I read the description, and it works across the sky too, clever

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  10. Klaus555 32 months ago | reply

    This is so beautiful!

  11. Terry Cheng Photography 31 months ago | reply

    Love the architecture and the reflection is superb!

  12. jbnuthatch 29 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous everything, color, reflection, architecture, etc!

  13. perth45 28 months ago | reply

    Budapest is 'on the list'.....this is the best shot I've seen yet of this incredible building, fabulous....

  14. Tompas Bildbank 21 months ago | reply

    so nice, so well done!

  15. Book'em 10 months ago | reply

    Beautiful image, you are a gifted photographer!

  16. zbruch 10 months ago | reply

    nice architecture, nice photo!

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