Frogs in the Paris Opera

Amazing Small World Story about

Justin Balog wrote an amazing little story on his blog.

Justin is one of the authors over at and he was randomly down in Belize. A local named Marvin walked up to him and they started talking about cameras. Marvin then actually mentioned the book that Justin had written! It is a small world!

And, as a bonus, Justin also wrote a story “Why Flatbooks Will Make The World A Better Place” !!

Daily Photo – Frogs in the Paris Opera

Can someone explain this to me? I cannot figure it out. Maybe they are just being quirky.

I took this with a fisheye lens inside the Paris opera. I can’t imagine what the internal bureaucracy is like within the Paris Opera for various art displays inside. And I can’t figure out how this one got through. But maybe there is a major art meme that I missed that includes well-dressed amphibians.

Frogs in the Paris Opera

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-11-09 00:00:00
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/4
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

  • Frenchies? Frogs? That’s some Eyes-Wide-Shut, Illuminati action right there Big Trey. Trust me. I know these things, bro. This is just the type of stuff “they” are into.

  • Possibly the costumes from this piece?

    Nice pic as always.

  • Nice POV! Regarding the art meme, I guess I missed that too…

  • Casper van Zyl

    nice pic of the Opera House.

  • susan ratcliff

    Beautiful shot – must have been an interesting place to visit!

  • It looks like “the Marriage of Frogero”

  • Wow, what a beautiful photo, Trey!!!! Have a great Wednesday, everyone!!

  • This is so mesmerizing. Can you take me with you next time? I can be your photography assistant. 🙂

  • treyratcliff

    Thanks! 🙂

  • Trey Ratcliff

    hehe – it’s not all its cracked up to be! 🙂

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  • Steve

    Appearance of the advertisements such as make this place not the same beautiful and clean as before…

  • Dee

    The finishing in this picture is classy. You know when to use the perfect lens.

  • Anna

    I found reference to it here – it’s part of an art exhibition and this blog shows more of the art:
    “The Palais Garnier frequently has exhibitions and there was one currently ongoing called “L’Etoffe de la Modernité” ( the fabric of modernity). It is a showing of the art of the stage costumes of opera and ballet in the 20th century and features designs from some of the greatests artists of those 100 years: Chagall, Legér, De Chirico, Cocteau, Yves Saint Laurent, Kenzo and others.”

  • David Hendershot

    I believe this was advertising “The Frog Prince”, a children’s opera that was going to be performed in Paris (All credit goes to Julie).

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