Rome, Italy was the destination for our most recent pre-wedding Couplescape photo shoot. Nestled in the heart of one of the greatest empires the world has ever seen sits the Roman Colosseum. Certainly it is the most visible and recognizable piece that remains from the Roman Empire. Built between 72-80 AD and funded from the spoils of the sacked Jewish Temple in Israel it housed the sport and entertainment of the day as well as some much more sinister activities.
Our approach to photographing it along with Tim & Beth had to do with finding a different view of the beautiful arched facade which meant we were there both for sunrise and sunset to scope it out and see what we could find. One of the challenges is that being it is such a popular tourist attraction being able to capture it without people was a struggle. We were both fortunate and crafty to get it so sparsely crowded which I will keep for a later story :).
The night before there was a rain through Rome leaving a few puddles the following evening so we made excellent use of one of those puddles to reflect the beautifully lit and magnificent backgrounded facility. Actually being that I am a bit crazy, I was laying on the stone walkway with my camera dangling just above the surface of the water and while I was doing so several photographers from different nationalities looked down at me as if I was nuts! Perhaps I was :).
This first picture is shot at 24mm f/4 1/60th sec ISO 5000 with a rim light flash behind the couple.
I love the look of this photo as well with the leading line from the Colosseum coming down towards our couple.
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