This is the third in a series of photos made of the Vatican, from Rome’s Ponte Umberto I, down the Tiber River and across the Ponte Sant’Angelo.
After staking out a good vantage point , I stayed in place from golden hour, through the sunset and into the late blue hour, when this shot was made. As can be seen a single composition can deliver very different results with the changing light.
This image shows about the point in the late blue hour where I normally call it quits. The darks of foliage are really blacks.
In this case, the golden hue from the lights contrasts nicely with the blues of the water and sky, with wonderful reflections on the river.
The point is, work a scene. Don’t quit too soon and take your time to get a range of images.
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