Angelic Sunset

I was sifting through my Italy photos last night and stumbled across this little gem from Rome that I’d forgotten about. Sometimes HDR is not necessary for an image to have impact, and I feel like this is a good example of that. HDR would have brought out all the detail in the buildings instead of letting them fall into complete silhouette.

Now, I’m not entirely sure what buildings these are in Rome. I do remember shooting this just down the street from the Coliseum, so if any of you know what we’re looking at here, feel free to drop a comment to let me know!

Canon EOS 50D, Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L, 105mm, F 7.1, 1/1250 sec

Jim Denham - November 26, 2010 - 7:48 am

Great silhouette Heath. Love the warm colors too! well done.

Jesse Pafundi - November 26, 2010 - 7:58 am

Beautiful work!

Tobias George - November 26, 2010 - 9:12 am

Stunning Heath!

Robert - November 26, 2010 - 10:13 am

Looks like the Stadio Olympico!

Hahaha… This is a dope picture…

Brei - November 26, 2010 - 10:37 am

The building on the right with the angel and carriage is The Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II) or Altare della Patria (Altar of the Fatherland) also known as the wedding cake because it looks like a cake topper:)

Dave Wilson - November 26, 2010 - 4:25 pm

Very nice – great silhouette and great colour.

Oscar Navarro - November 26, 2010 - 5:59 pm

Simple and Beautiful!!! I love the silhouette

Mike Olbinski - November 27, 2010 - 12:26 am

Well done Heath, the silhouette is perfect.

I would add though, that HDR is really “never” needed to make an impact…it helps a lot in many occasions, but definitely photos have been making an impact for over a hundred years without it.

Sure is a fun way to process though 🙂

Heath O'Fee - November 27, 2010 - 11:57 am

Thanks very much, everyone! I’m so happy that you’re all enjoying what I post here, I really appreciate the return visits!