Wednesday, June 2, 2010

alba romana

5:36 a.m.


6:18 a.m.


{dawn in the ancient city}




Early morning light just begs to be photographed. Pictured in the two opening images, the Temple of Vespasian, Arch of Septimius Severus and the Temple of Saturn in the Roman Forum. Shown above is a shaft of dawn sunlight cutting across the Piazza del Campidoglio, on the Capitoline Hill.

31 comments:

  1. Magical light on the top shot! I definitely have to get out of bed earlier! :-)
    Awesome header!

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  2. The portal is messed up again and your image is not displayed on it. This is a good idea, like Monet's paintings of of haystacks or the Rouen cathedral.

    By the way, what were you doing in the Forum at 5:36 AM?

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  3. Dazzling shots, especially the 1st one! WoW!

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  4. Wow, so nice!! You were up early! :)

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  5. An impressive set of images, wirh a very special light. The last one with the deserted Piazza del Campidoglio and the great geometry is awesome.

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  6. wait a cotton pickin minute ... WHEN DID YOU DO THIS?! =D

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  7. Thank you for sharing such, "Beautiful Light!"

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  8. Oooh the Piazza shot with the pink glow and golden highlights..magnificent!

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  9. Your pictures make me almost smell and hear Rome. I'm weird, I know :)

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  10. Preciosas...las fotografies como la fotografies, roma es unica...un abrazo

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  11. Thank you all for your lovely comments! It was a tough wake up call, but in the end, worth it.

    Dawn in Rome is so beautiful.

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  12. Wonderful morning series, Eleonora!

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  13. Stunning images! When on holiday it is best to rise early and witness the beautiful city. Although the early wake up call is difficult.

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  14. Beautiful shots...fabulous lighting!!!
    I hope sunsets are just as beautiful...we'll be in Roma in July and I can pretty much guarantee we won't be up that early!!!

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  15. Grazie for these images, they are splendid captures of a splendid city! Michelangelo's piazza definitely is one of the highlights of Rome.

    Dawn and sunset are also beautiful at the Pincio.
    The roofs kissed by the first rays of the sun, one by one, and then coffee and cornetto at Rosati, before the tourists hit. Come se fosse ancora gli anni di Dolce Vita, ma con protagonisti meno spettacolari.


    Dawns in Rome knows me.
    E' una meraviglia.

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  16. Fabulous suite of photos. There's such an immediacy to them. You put us there with you.

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  17. Very cool and fun to see the night and day versions of the same photo!
    Grazie mille
    Ciao

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  18. Eleonora, how lucky you are to live in such a beautiful city. These photos are amazing.

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  19. Whewwww. Your photos here are just breathtaking. Fabulous.
    V

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  20. Ciao everyone! Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. I'm happy you enjoyed this dawn set.

    Anyone visiting Rome should at least once during their stay, try to wake up early (not 5 am!) and peruse the city for amazing shots. The light is totally different!

    Ciao and again, GRAZIE!

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  21. Meraviglia delle meraviglie... Rome at dawn would move me to tears...

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  22. Ah... Roma... E brava tu a catturarne questi deliziosi dettagli, gemme di bellezza pura.

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  23. How I miss Rome! Being a daughter of two born and raised Sicilians, I adore the Italian culture. So glad to find your blog so that I can live vicariously through your posts since I cannot visit as often as I would like. Thanks for posting. Happy to be a "Follower". Stop by and do the same soon! Ciao Bella! xo

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~Eleonora

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