colosseo


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After many many shots of the Colosseo (Colosseum), Rome, Italy, this if feel gives this structure a different angel. Looking up at the great walls rather than from a distance gives one more of an idea of Romes power in it's day rather than from a distant I think. I thought of doing this after taking many shots one night, then turning to my side to see another 100 people doing the same. I thought to myself, what am I achieving here. This took me to cross the road, lay on the road with my tripod literally on its back and let the clouds pass by for a good 30 seconds to bring in that full feel. Be closer to something gives you the feel of what it is. From a distant its just a view.
02/05/2010 - 19:02mattox
CategoryArchitecture
Shutter Speed30 sec
Aperturef/9.5
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length16mm
Views/Likes63/0

zealousdp

Link Posted 02/05/2010 - 23:01
I remember years ago standing inside those arches while a friend took a snap (foolish, I know, very high up)- I looked tiny; they are HUGE! Nice shot.

KatieW

Link Posted 03/05/2010 - 17:56
Your effort was definitely worth while! Very effective shot in my opinion.
Regards
Katie

mattox

Link Posted 03/05/2010 - 18:35
thanks for the kind comments guys. I am very happy with it

thoughton

Link Posted 06/05/2010 - 10:44
Great shot Mattox! Fantastic light and a great sky. Well worth the effort you put into it. Very sharp for 30 seconds too, well done! That bit of lens flare (?) in the top centre is a bit strange, I wonder where that came from?
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mattox

Link Posted 07/05/2010 - 17:38
thoughton wrote:
Great shot Mattox! Fantastic light and a great sky. Well worth the effort you put into it. Very sharp for 30 seconds too, well done! That bit of lens flare (?) in the top centre is a bit strange, I wonder where that came from?

The lens flare is from a street light which would have been situated to the top left of the image. I tried to avoid it, but in the end I think it isn't too bad for as far as lens flare goes. Gives a nice crisp clean image a bit of creativity to it i think.
Last Edited by mattox on 07/05/2010 - 17:38

Karl

Link Posted 25/04/2011 - 18:01
Very nice!
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