Moody Dusk Roman Colosseum


The Colosseum is the main symbol of Rome and has been photographed by millions of people. The Roman Colosseum receives 6 million visitors a year as per the tourist bureau. So as photographers we are tasked with making unique and, therefore, interesting images of this over-shot monument.

I choose to shoot after dusk and to create a dark and lonely mood. Fitting given that the Roman Colosseum was host to over 50,000 spectators watching gladiator fights or even executions of prisoners. The technique I used is similar to this after dusk shot in Tuscany. I was able to setup my tripod off the terace of Colosso Metro Cafe

Shutterstock Download: 7216 px x 5412 px | Colosseum at Sunset in Rome

Gear: Hasselblad H3D Camera, Hasselblad 28mm lens. 
Settings: Focal length 28mm; exposure 1/40 sec; f8; ISO 50.
GPS: 41.891376, 12.491641

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