The Colosseum in the late afternoon just after the sun has set...take a tripodHello All,
I will be traveling to Rome and Assisi in June... what are the must shoot day and night in both... any ideas would be great. Thanks in advance for the tips/tricks/places to avoid.
see thats what i am talking about... Thanks i love the idea...The Colosseum in the late afternoon just after the sun has set...take a tripod
We had 2 weeks in Rome last June, the boss's 50th.
Loads of photo opportunities, many of which never appear in a guide book. My favourites are the Forum (lots of), top of the Victor Emmanual, lots of people one's around the Vatican, the trams. And one that turned out far better than expected, down the Spannish Steps at step level.
One I took that I find very sad is of a plaque on a wall in the Jewish District. "13 October, 1943." I'll leave you to research the history of that one.
Thanks Mike... i will try and find that shot of the colosseumI was in Rome last July and did not have any problem lugging my D3s around on the buses late at night. Be aware of who is around you, and if you notice, you will not be the only person with an expensive camera. :tongue:
The must see places are the Colosseum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Vatican (limited photography), and the Pantheon. There is only one place I can think of to get a decent night image of the Colosseum, and that is across the street and up the bank near a parking lot. There is an opening with a low brick wall that overlooks the Colosseum and you can set up your tripod on the wall.
So you think i should be alright with the 28-300, 50, 85... or need more glass for the trip?i shot Rome last year
here's a tip, if you shoot wide stay above 24mm
the 16-35 at 16-20 ruined most of shots w/ horrid BD, so bad it was not worth the time to try and fix it
too many BIG bldgs too close together
Don't forget to visit Herculaneum when you are near Pompeii. We were equally impressed with it. I brought all of my lenses, but the two I used the most were the 14-24 and 24-70. The 70-200 came out of the bag twice, but I didn't touch the other lenses.Glad I saw this thread. I'll be in Italy for three weeks in September, going between Rome, Florence, Tuscany, and Pompeii. I've also been wondering about lens choices; think I've got it narrowed down to three, though...