From photographer Sam Freeman: This photo features Castel St Angelo in Rome, situated on the banks of the River Tiber. Before getting to Rome I knew I wanted to take a shot of this castle at night!
Built almost 2,000 years ago as the Mausoleum of Hadrian, it was converted to a military fortress and prison for the Vatican.
It is also known for being the setting for the third act of Puccini’s Tosca, where the heroine leaps to her death from the castle’s ramparts.
Today the Castel St Angelo is a museum and an iconic building on the Roman skyline.
Here are the camera and settings used to capture this image:
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Sigma 10-20 f/3.5
Focal length: 18mm
Exposure time: 30 seconds
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