© Edoardo Angelucci Photography 2019
The Roman Forum (Latin: Forum Romanum, Italian: Foro Romano) is a rectangular forum (plaza) surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the center of the city of Rome. Citizens of the ancient city referred to this space, originally a marketplace, as the Forum Magnum, or simply the Forum.
It was for centuries the center of Roman public life: the site of triumphal processions and elections; the venue for public speeches, criminal trials, and gladiatorial matches; and the nucleus of commercial affairs. Here statues and monuments commemorated the city's great men. The teeming heart of ancient Rome, it has been called the most celebrated meeting place in the world, and in all history.
Located in the small valley between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, the Forum today is a sprawling ruin of architectural fragments and intermittent archaeological excavations attracting 4.5 million sightseers yearly.
Starting from the left you can see the The Temple of Vespasian, the Arch of Septimius Severus, The Temple os Saturn
A cloudy sunset in the Pienza's Countryside
The story of this shot deserves to be told:
long wanted to visit the val d'Orcia, and especially Madonna di Vitaleta, a little chapel immersed in the Tuscan countryside.
This place is particularly suitable for photos at sunset, so, together with my friend Alessio, we decided to go for a golden hour shot:
unfortunately, the weather was not kind to us and after miles and miles traveled, when we arrived near the site the scenery was far from ideal: the sky was overcast and it had started to rain.
However, even thought we were discouraged, we decided to try it anyway.
We left the car, take our equipment and after a long walk into the muddy ground, we reach the location. Meanwhile, the rain had intensified and and all our clothes, and especially, the equipment, were covered in water and soil.
Suddenly, just when everything seemed to turn for the worse, the turning point: a hole in the sky freed the sun from it's prigiony and the light beams hit the ears of corn: every single drop of water on their surface, hitted by the light, created an incredible spectacle of light and reflections
We take our shot,happy for having decided to try
Photography always requires perseverance and dedication and, often, rewards
This picture was taken in Val D'orcia, Tuscany, one of UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.