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It might just be a case of post-trip blues but having reviewed the photographs from two weeks in Italy (Sicily, followed by Rome) I’m rather disappointed. There are a few passable ‘travel’ photos and one or two decent winery/vineyard shots but mostly I’m disappointed in the execution in general, the lack of an overall ‘story’ and the failure in capturing the feel of the places I visited. Perhaps my standards have risen? I could blame the weather in Rome I suppose. It was too hot for me to do much walking, I dislike being sticky and sweaty before even getting anywhere, and the blisters I acquired didn’t help much either. Perhaps it has something to do with seeing the results from a pro-photographer using a £1,300 lens and a full frame camera while in Sicily (thanks Matt!). Or just those post-trip blues.

This panorama is a case in point. I missed off the bridge to the left, Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II. The bollard should really jut into the expanse of the sky and the balustrade that it sits on should run across the bottom of the shot, and be visible under the bollard. Leaving the polariser lens on the front of the camera accounts for the variable colour of the sky. Not a great image, despite the amount of detail visible when viewed full size. Incidentally, tripods are banned on this open viewing area.

Rome Panorama: The Tiber and The Vatican from Castel S. Angelo

Rome Panorama: The Tiber and The Vatican from Castel S. Angelo

Rome Panorama: The Tiber and The Vatican from Castel S. Angelo

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