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The Vatican

The Vatican, Rome, Italy. This has been a fun slide for me. I like the beam of light falling across the column. It gives the shot a heavenly feel. And the kid reminds me of innocence. Another soft shot, but at the time, I probably was using ASA 100 slide film. Inside the Vatican, it was dark. Without changing over to faster film, my shutter speed was soooo slow. I still got a good handheld shot. I probably still had my f1.4 50mm lens.


Vatican Prayer

Rome, Italy, the Vatican. I know that this is a soft image and slightly out of focus. I love the light and how it falls upon the nun as she prays. I think that the soft focus somehow works. It is an early slide. Today, my digital camera would crank up the ISO and I’d probably have an entirely different mood. I’m not against progress, but there are some qualities about film that are hard to replace. But, I haven’t shot another frame of film since I picked up my first digital DSLR.