Welcome back! It has been a whirlwind weekend of exploring the beauty of Italy and I have hundreds of photos to get through. I apologize for the lack of posting, but just know it was a good investment, as I have tons of new material to share with all of you!
We begin today with a photo I took from the spiral staircase at the exit of the Vatican Museum in Vatican City (Rome), Italy. After braving the loud tourists, never-ending lines, and snap-happy Asian tourists, we finally reached the exit staircase, my favorite part of the museum. It is a truly beautiful work of art and fairly difficult to capture unless you have a wide enough lens. I went ultra-wide, taking this photo a third of the way down, and was able to come away with a pretty neat view. The huge viewing angle of the Nikon 14-24 mm wide-angle lens is something you need to see to believe. Here I was able to capture the entire bottom of the staircase just up to the top of the spiral. You can see my other capture of this staircase below which I took quite some time ago with a kit lens, the 18-105mm, on my Nikon D90. Enjoy!!
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And here is my older shot of this staircase, taken from the top looking down. Which do you like better???
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