Oct 162013
Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105mm, A:16, S:25 sec, ISO:100

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105mm, A:16, S:25 sec, ISO:100

One of the main scene you must take photos of is the St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome Italy. Not only  of its religious significance, also for its beauty and amazing architectural work. St. Peter’s is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and remains one of the largest churches in the world, its also  regarded as one of the holiest Catholic sites. It has been described as “holding a unique position in the Christian world and as “the greatest of all churches of Christendom”.

And as I always tell my students, make sure you come up with an angle of your own, make it your unique photo. And don’t follow the million of people who shoot in the exact same angle.  Trust me, different angles is always there, you just need to be creative, plan and be patience and you will get it. Below is my take of this beautiful church, hope you like it, as always your comments are much appreciated


Man, immediately after I have posted this topic, A Personal Assistant (Cardinal Giuseppe) to  POPE FRANCIS at the Vatiacn Favored this topic on his Tweeter. I guess, there is a good chance the POPE himself would see this topic, imagine if they asked a print of this Photo for their Vatican Collection. Wouldnt it be Awesome, one can always hope 🙂




  8 Responses to “St. Peter’s Basilica (Rome, Italy)”

  1. Like the angle from the street lamps…and the capture of blue clear sky with stars…moreover the camera and lens are my favorite!

    • I agree. I love the my 5D Mark II and I dont think I will ever replace it, it does what I want and more. Morever, the 24-105mm is my favorite lens, its all around lens, no need for any lens, as far as I am concerned. Thanks for your kind comment

  2. This snap is so wonderful and I feel as if I am standing in front of the church. Great snap Salim.

  3. Perspective makes the difference between a vacation shot and a work of art 🙂

  4. Salaam Salim, what I shodul do to make the streetlight with starry look, still lower aperture (f18) and a slower shutter (30S) !

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