Today we traveled home and left pretty early for the airport. We were on flights all day and I slept through most of it (or watched Top Gear). I took this photo as we took off from Philadelphia on our way back to Phoenix. I like the silhouette of the wing against the orange of the setting sun and the river below.
Today’s photo is a panorama I took from the top of The Monument to Victor Emanuel II. Comprised of 14 photos, it’s a large one 26427×2602 means it’s in the 68 megapixel range. From St. Peter’s to Trajan’s Column a large portion of Rome is presented here (the Colosseum isn’t here because it was behind me when I shot this).
Today we visited the Vatican museums and St. Peter’s Basilica briefly. The Vatican museums don’t allow large bags so I figured that instead of checking my messenger bag, I would leave it in the hotel and that meant being without my tripod. When we exited the basilica on our way to catch the bus, St. Peter’s Square was pretty much empty and I used my mini-tripod to capture this photo with the fountain and the moon in the sky.
Today’s photo was another tough choice. We went to the Colosseum, but every picture I took that was of the building or the interior was pretty much a bog standard picture of the Colosseum. These bricks were sitting in an alcove in this position that’s a little too perfectly placed. I liked the way they looked and felt the black and white conversion makes “pop” as the brick says.
Another “Venice” photo today. This was the view as we were walking to the vaporeto to take us to the train station. The sun peeking out to say good morning as we left Venice. My time in Venice was much too short and as cliche as it sounds, I didn’t leave saying “goodbye”, but instead “I’ll see you later”. Arrivederci a Venice.
Today’s photo is the Campanile at St. Mark’s Basilica. I love the look of the statues with the tower rising behind them.
Today’s photo was a tough one to choose. One photo I really liked, but I know it’s been done before. Today was our first day in Venice and everywhere you look there is just so quintessentially Venice. I think this photo exemplifies that. The canal, the bridge, the buildings, the reflection – it’s what I’ve always thought Venice was. One of my favorite pictures from the trip.