Fantasy at the opera

Fantasy at the opera

The Opera House (Staatsoper) in Vienna is a magnificent building – so it will feature here for a few entries.

(Click on image for larger version.)

The front of the building is decorated with five statues. This one, apparently, represents fantasy.

The ceiling behind the statue is brightly and richly coloured. But I felt that the wire mesh (presumably to deter birds) was very intrusive. So, I opted for a monochrome approach. But rather than converting the image to black and white, I desaturated some of the colours. This preserved the steely blue tinge of the statue, which I liked.

(Other, similar images can be found on my Flickr site – if you’re interested.)


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