A selection of photographs taken in and around Rome during May and June 2018. Rome is a complex city, obviously, with many layers of urban planning (Republican, Imperial, renovatio urbis Romae of the fifteen and sixteen hundreds, the transformation of the Baroque, the 1870 capital reformation, the Mussolini era EUR component, post-war infrastructure and housing development according to the 1962 masterplan, etc. Throughout a good slice of the past five centuries, the Papal administration was pitted against the Roman Council in deciding what was good for the city (and its cardinals and flock). Just stepping out the door one comes across all sorts of interesting contradictions, loose ends, and inspiring aesthetic challenges.
All pictures were taken with my Sony A900 and a fabulously useful 40 dollar lens: the Minolta 35 - 105mm f3.5/4.5 (1st version). It is slow, and therefore very sharp. The tele end makes for a great portrait lens. Distortion (at the 35mm end), vignetting (wide open especially) etc. can all be corrected in post. A great little walkaround lens.
Thanks for the interest.
TH, Rome, June 8, 2018
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