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Rome, Italy

During our vacation in Rome, I was lucky to witness this amazing golden hour (November 03rd, 2017). The typical sunrise shot, when the sun is still not up, was not working that morning, because it was by far too cloudy. But I didn’t want to give up and stayed where I was, even though it was freezing cold. The golden hour was spectacular and getting up early was well worth it in the end.
This photo spot is located at a public street and can be accessed 24/7.

Photo Spot:

  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • GPS Position: 41°53’32.9″N 12°29’01.1″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 two brackets, one for the foreground and one for the sky. Unfortunately there was a scaffolding between the pillars. It took me several hours for clearing it out.

Used equipment:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera
  • Canon EF16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens
  • Manfrotto befree tripod

Camera Setting:

  • Focal length: 16 mm
  • Aperture: f/8.0
  • Time: 1/640 s
  • ISO: 100


  • don’t leave when the sun comes up, you can also make great pictures during the golden hour
  • use a stable tripod for the best results
  • the sunrise in autumn is great


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