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Trevi Fountain…

by on Jan.30, 2018, under Life, Photography

No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Fontana di Trevi, or Trevi Fountain. One of the most famous fountains in the world.

Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 19 mm, 62 sec at f/16, ISO 50

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

I’d come back at night (with all my kit) to hopefully shoot it without the pandemonium of the daytime crowds. Unfortunately even after 9PM at night there were still a large number of people here so I had to choose my locations (and use of long exposure :)) carefully.

Trevi Flow

Trevi Flow

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 16 mm, 8 sec at f/14, ISO 100

The fountain dates back to ancient Roman times and is mostly built from travertine stone (the same material as the Colosseum).

Trevi Nights

Trevi Nights

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 16 mm, 8 sec at f/16, ISO 100

The Trevi

The Trevi

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 16 mm, 6 sec at f/16, ISO 100

When the fountain is open roughly €3,000 is thrown into it every day as people follow the tradition of throwing coins over their shoulders. The legend holds that a coin thrown into the fountain will ensure a return to Rome. This tradition also dates back to the ancient Romans who often threw coins in water to make the gods of water favour their journey or help them get back home safely. We of course complied when we all returned here on a later day.

I actually think there were less crowds here when I brought the whole family back at 9AM the next day.

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 35 mm, 1/8 sec at f/8, ISO 100

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