Colosseum

Rome’s monumental three-tiered amphitheater constructed by emperors of the Flavian dynasty, following the reign of Nero. Known for the brutal gladiatorial games, the amphitheater was used for entertainment for 390 years. During this time more than 400,000 people died inside the Colosseum. It’s also estimated that about 1,000,000 animals died in the Colosseum as well

Amor Vincit Omnia

Statue near the Jardin du Luxembourg

Eclogue X by Virgil

Painting by Caravaggio

“This was when she asked him whether it was true that love conquered all, as the songs said. ‘It is true’, he replied, ‘but you would do well not to believe it.”Gabriel García Márquez, Of Love and Other Demons

Jardin du Luxembourg

Jardin du Luxembourg

Acropolis

Often people complement my photography by saying, “Great Shot.” It’s not my intention to criticize any complement, however I do think that many people don’t understand what it takes to create a great or interesting image.

My Acropolis image, which I consider to be quite beautiful, is the result of making the best of bad conditions to create a great picture.

The Acropolis is difficult to shoot. It’s big and it is distant. Lighting and air quality issues can make it difficult to shoot a photo that captures the “travel brochure beauty” of the Acropolis.

On the day I shot this image, there was diffuse lighting and environmental haze. There was no blue sky. The lighting quality made it next to impossible to get sharp detail. But a photographer must work with whats there. In this case, I recognized the poor conditions and worked with them to create this more craftsman image of the Acropolis

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