Ponte Umberto

Rome, Italy

We spend three sunsets at the bridge “Ponte Umberto” during our vacation in Rome between October 30th and November 03rd, 2017. For these shots I used a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens. Each of three days was completely different. In my opinion the focal length around 70 mm worked quite well. These final pictures consist of an overlay of two shots made at different times. The first shot during golden hour and the second one at blue hour, when the beautiful lights came up.
The bridge is public and can be accessed 24/7.

Photo Spot:

  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • GPS Position: 41°54’07.8″N 12°28’17.0″E
  • Time: Sunset
  • Access: Public place / 24h

Used equipment:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM and Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
  • Manfrotta befree tripod

Camera Setting:

  • Focal length: 70 – 80 mm
  • Aperture: f/13
  • Time: 2 s
  • ISO: 100


  • be early enough to setup your position, because this place is very crowded
  • use a stable tripod for the best results
  • stay from start of golden hour until end of blue hour
  • the sunset in autumn is great


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