This slideshow is meant as a tribute to Victor Vasarely, the father of OpArt. He was very popular when I was a student in the sixties and the early seventies. In those days it seems almost everyone I knew had a Vasarely poster in his room (or one of Che Guevara, and in most cases both). Then I must have forgotten him for quite a while, until a few years ago I spent the summer holidays with my wife in La Provence and read in the Michelin - Le Guide Vert that in Gordes a nearby village there was a Vasarely museum (the artist had lived and worked there for many years). We went up there only to find out that the museum had been closed a few months ago, and everything transferred to the Vasarely Foundation in Aix-en-Provence. Then last summer, driving down to the Cote d’Azur, we made a stop in Aix, but it was a Sunday and the Foundation was closed … But then at last a few weeks ago we made a city-trip to Budapest and there at the outskirts of the town (but very well situated near to the local tramway station) we managed to find this little museum that we had read about. It seems that there is another one in his home town Pec, but it was only a long weekend and we had no time for that, maybe later …
This slideshow is made almost uniquely with photos I took over there, but towards the end I felt that there was not enough material to do justice to the talent of Vasarely, and so I added a few photos of his paintings that I managed to find on internet.
I was planning to make slideshow to play around with a kind of “picture in picture” effect in PhotoStory for quite sometime, and this proved to be excellent material for that purpose. This is not a real PIP like one has in Adobe Premiere Elements, but still … it was very useful here and moreover it is rather easy to implement (in any case more easy than all my other SM exercises, as someone once called them) and I will upload a little tutorial about PIP in a few days. In fact this is not a new idea and a very similar thing can already be found (you can already guess) on PapaJohn’s website (under PhotoStory/Do amazing things/Checkerboard Template)
I was writing this description and planned to end it, asking for help and advice concerning two artefacts produced by PS3, which I was unable to remove. Then however I saw that I had already a few comments, and one of them came from PapaJohn, who had noticed the artefacts and indicated how to solve the problem. Thanks John, that is what I call a super-community: to get already the answer before you have the time to come up with your question !!!
In the end both artefacts have been removed by reducing pixel size to 1280x720