Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #66: Filling the Frame

On our brief visit to Rome in 2012, we took a bus trip around the city to see the most we could in the short time we had.  Of course, taking photos from a bus is always a dicey prospect, what with the window glare, other passengers, and no way to control the angle or distance of your shots.  But I still always do it anyways!

I took dozens of bad photos, but sometimes the closeness of the subjects, in this case the buildings of Rome, worked to my advantage.  We got to see the Colosseum both from a distance and also a little closer.

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I didn’t even know what this next building was at the time (the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore), but somehow I managed to fill the frame with it so nicely it became one of my favorite photos from this visit.

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You can find more frames filled at the original Lens-Artist challenge.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #58: Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue

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Old and New

One of the my favorite things about Rome was the constant juxtaposition of things modern and ancient…and plenty of things in between!  There is so much history in this city, but it is living history.  Imagine seeing these buildings on your commute every day!

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Borrowed and Blue

Like many European cities, Dublin has bikes widely available for rental.  I loved seeing the long rows of them, broken only when someone had borrowed one.  The ads on the bikes are for Coke Zero (is that as popular in Europe as here?), but the Dublin Bikes logo is in blue.

You can find more old, new, borrowed, and blue things at the original Lens-Artist challenge.