Fuji X-T2 - Rome

I recently made a short trip to the beautiful city of Rome in Italy. The weather did not exactly play ball but I was able to get out with the Fuji X-T2. I decided to travel light and took just the 16mm f1.4 and 23mm f2.0

 Trevi Fountain, Rome - Fuji X-T2 16mm f1.4

Trevi Fountain, Rome - Fuji X-T2 16mm f1.4

 Trevi Fountain juxtaposition - iPhone X

Trevi Fountain juxtaposition - iPhone X

Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain is always worth a visit. It seems to be perpetually surrounded by flocks of tourists night and day but it is possible to elbow your way to the waters edge.

The fountain is lit up at night and worth visiting after dark. The Fountain has been photographed many times and you might like to try something different. If you don't feel like battling the crowds why not make them part of your photo with some candids of the selfie takers.. or perhaps look for an angle to juxtapose the tacky stalls with the beauty of the marble fountain.

 The Pantheon

Rome has more than it's fair share of ancient buildings and the Pantheon is a great example. There is a hole in the ceiling that lets in sunlight (and rain) which can make for interesting photographs. There is usually a queue to get in but it moves fast and it's worth the wait.

 Fuji X-T2 16mm f1.4 The Pantheon

Fuji X-T2 16mm f1.4
The Pantheon

River Tiber

The River Tiber is very picturesque, especially near to the Vatican City area of Rome. You should plan to take a long lens to compress the perspective of the sant'angelo bridge with St. Peter's Basilica in the background. This is a classic view. You can also point your camera in the other direction.

 Fuji X-T2, 16mm f1.4 sant'angelo bridge

Fuji X-T2, 16mm f1.4
sant'angelo bridge

 Fuji X-T2, 16mm f1.4 River Tiber, Rome

Fuji X-T2, 16mm f1.4
River Tiber, Rome

 River Tiber

River Tiber

The Colosseum

A visit to Rome would not be complete without taking in the Colosseum. It's an iconic landmark and well worth a visit. I took a photo of the view from the Altare Della Patria at sunset. The Colosseum can be seen in the distance.

 Fuji X-T2, 16mm f1.4 Sunset view of the Colosseum from the Altare Della Patria

Fuji X-T2, 16mm f1.4
Sunset view of the Colosseum from the Altare Della Patria