The Colosseum by Night

Colosseum by Night

I was instructed, nay ordered, to visit the Colosseum at Night to capture this photograph. Recently pedestrianised, capturing this HDR photograph was not as easy as I hoped due to the road still being opened to taxis and emergency vehicles. Without wanting to state the obvious, the Colosseum is also a very large ancient building, and therefore even wide open …

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The Golden Roman Forum

The Roman Forum: in Gold

I look at this photograph of the Roman Forum and fill in the blanks – how majestic the scene would be two millennia ago! The sun was low as I took this – hence the golden hue cast across the scene. Processing This image was a seven-exposure HDR on the Canon 6D, using native bracketing.┬áPost-processing in Photomatix and Adobe Photoshop …

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St Peter's Basilica Looking Down the Via della Conciliazione

St Peter’s Basilica Looking Down the Via della Conciliazione

Iconic, by any definition, to the extreme; there can be few views as captivating as St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City, the Catholic State in the centre of Rome. Processing The level of contrast and general habit led this to be a seven-exposure HDR on my beloved Canon 6D. Post-processing in Photomatix and Adobe Photoshop CS6. Heavy vignetting (I …

alistairSt Peter’s Basilica Looking Down the Via della Conciliazione