4983 - Matthias Church I

Hungary has a favor for painted churches. This one is freshly renovated. It might seem garish at first, but while we’ve become accustomed to white-washed church walls and naked stone, in reality all churches originally were richly painted. I don’t know if this is a true restoration or a bold re-interpretation, but I definitely like it.

Technically the image is an HDR. HDR merging programs (like the one built into Lightroom) have options to reduce “ghosts”, but here it would have been completely futile, with all the people in the church, constantly coming and going.

This is one of the main attractions in Budapest. You simply have to accept it and take what you get. If you think of it: trying to take a photo of Mona Lisa is worse 😃