Trevi Fountain in the Blue Hour

Really the only option to photograph the Trevi Fountain is to get up early. I arrived at 05:30am!

Even so, there was a couple with the same idea as me, they shortly left me as the sun started to rise (hence the gorgeous blue sky, indicative of “the blue hour“)


Legend says that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they will return to Rome. An estimated 3,000 Euros are thrown into the fountain each day.


Uncertain and uneven light, a need for long exposure and general habit  led this to be a seven-exposure HDR on my beloved Canon 6D, using the TriggerTrap rather than native bracketing.

Post-processing in Photomatix and with some corrections to remove the perspective distortion in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: Canon EOS 6D
  • Focal length: 17mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Location: 41° 54.0502′ 0″ N 12° 29.003′ 0″ E
  • Shutter speed: 15s
  • Title: The Trevi Fountain, Rome
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