Italy & Greece - Jeff Henry Photography
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Ancient and Modern

Ancient and Modern

I really enjoy trying to show opposites in my photographs, and this one does that with regards to time. The ancient and magnificent Colosseum stands in the middle of modern day Rome, surrounded by people, technology, and roads. Most pictures don't show just how close the Colosseum is to the major roads around it, but I tried to show that here. Setting up as the sun was going down, I used a long exposure to capture the head and tail lights of cars driving past the Colosseum; you can even see the what it looks like when some cars change lanes. Wouldn't it be amazing to drive by this every day? I don't think it would lose any of its wonder or magnificence.

CornerFixEuropeItalyRomeVoigtlander 15mm f4.5 Super Wide Heliar VC