The Portal, Rome

The Roman Forum is situated in the area between Piazza Venezia and the Colosseum is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.

This shot is from outside of one of the museums where we were once again busted for Tripod Usage…no problems outside? Shot looking up at any old portal…the hanging and entwinded vines must look great in the Spring!

3 shot  HDR, Sigma 10mm on a Nikon D90, handheld


3 responses

  1. What a great and dramatic shot. Really conveys a sense of time to me. Great capture, my friend!

    December 29, 2010 at 8:14 am

  2. Great shot! Being new to photography and also a new D90 owner, I’d love more details of how you took this shot. I understand three shots were taken and blended, but my understanding of the degree of change in exposure between each shot and the HDR processing is minimal. Thanks!

    February 28, 2011 at 7:03 am

    • Hi Scott
      I shoot HDR images with a tripod, use live view (mirror up) and a remote release to avoid camera shake. I often weigh the tripod down with my camera bag as well. I set the camera to auto-bracket -2, 0, 2EV, Aperture priority and Auto Focus Off. You don’t want the camera to change focus points between brackets nor to change the aperture. Always shoot in RAW (NEF) format. For post processing I use Photomatix from They have a number of good examples and tutorials. Also check for many examples and tutorials, links!
      Regards, Erik

      February 28, 2011 at 7:20 am

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