History of the Vatican is not a religios or harmonious one. It’s all about power. The level of dirty politics during e.g. Borgias exceeds almost any other stage in human history (I leave the word ‘almost’ to prevent Stuart proving me wrong in the next minute).
With that as a backdrop, and tourist milling around, the sense of calm is surprising.
I love the concept of a siesta – when I’m on holiday. How anyone can work with a siesta breaking the day in two, is completely beyond me. But on holiday, the break at midday is the ultimate luxury. As an additional benefit, there is no better time for photography than very, very early in the morning.
Roman Forum in sunrise.
I apologise for a delay in posting. Ever since the plane touched down back in Johannesburg, I’ve been run off my feet.
The nice thing about the South African winter is that many plants continue growing throughout the year. In Johannesburg the biggest problem for plants is the total absence of rain for months – but we are not the yet. Right now, the nature is still mostly green and in places even blooming.
Me and Stuart both love reading. We both started using Kindles after just a few weeks of living together, as we quickly started running out of wall space. Both of us love buying books and would never sell one – not a combination that works in the normal-sized houses. Nowadays we only buys cookbooks and travel books – everything else is digital.
So today’s photo is an experiment on long exposure photography to celebrate the spirit of reading.
I’ve been playing around with long exposure photos a lot lately. With the help of Robyn, Bradley and two flashlights, we created some intresting effects in the dark.