The morning I was shooting the Colosseum in Rome, the sunrise was not as spectacular as on the other days – when I was at the Forum Romanum. But the light conditions were very harmonic which is reflected after post-processing in the final picture. Around sunrise is the best time to shoot as there are no people around and I had time and space to setup my stuff.
This photo spot is located at a public street and can be accessed 24/7.
- Location: Rome, Italy
- GPS Position: 41°53’26.4″N 12°29’26.5″E
- Time: Sunrise
- Access: Public place / 24h
For this shot I used my Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Canon EF16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens with five brackets. In post-processing I used three brackets from different times, one for the foreground, one for the light on the Colosseum and one for the sky. There was a lot of smaller rubbish on the street, which I removed in post-processing.
- Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera
- Canon EF16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens
- Manfrotto befree tripod
- Focal length: 16 mm
- Aperture: f/16.0
- Time: 1/5 s
- ISO: 100
- be ready at start shooting while blue hour to get the best light on the building
- use a stable tripod for the best results
- the sunrise in autumn is fantastic