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Colosseum at Night

The Colosseum at Night. An image from my 'Grand Tour' in Italy, some details of which are in the Grand Tour blog. In Rome I was staying about 20 minutes walk from the Colosseum, and went down there one evening with the camera to arrive at twilight. I wandered up and down the main road for a while – feeling slightly nervous – while waiting for most of the light to fade. Then walked round the Colosseum and took a few photos; one side has a road and traffic lights, so pics are impossible there. It was very dark and the Nikon D300 was working hard: set to ISO3200, -2.0EV compensation, and reporting low exposure. In fact it did 1/6 second at f/6.3. VR of the Nikon 18-200mm lens turned on of course.

Technical: NIKON D300, f=18.0 mm, ISO3200, 1/6 sec @ f6.3

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