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St Peter’s Basilica

by Darren

Anyone who knows me and my photography style knows that I really don’t like taking images of statues and fountains – they don’t inspire me in any way and while I can capture the essence of something living, in a photograph, I rarely find looking at a picture of an object as inspiring as looking at it in real life.

Just because I don’t like it doesn’t mean I don’t always try to find new ways to improve my skills and to find a way to create an image that captures the essence of the scene.  I quite like this photo of the Papal Balcony as seen through a fountain.  It was taken close to sunset and I do like the way the light shimmers on the water, although it would have been nice to see a squirrel scampering across the spot where, a few hours later, Pope Benedict would deliver his Easter blessing to the world in 63 languages.

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