“Fountain Frozen in Time” : Rome, 28th March 2011
It was the final day of my three-week trip to Italy last spring, and I was back in Rome with just a few hours to spare, finding myself in that strange transitional state between the freedom and excitement of holiday and the dread of returning back to the mundane routines of ‘real’ life.
I did a final loop around the central sites of my favourite city, then found myself on the Piazza del Popolo, where I became intrigued with the fountains at the base of the Egyptian obelisk in the centre of the square, and spend ages working out how to get the exposure right for freezing the water in the air.
Here’s one of the results : far from perfect, but quite satisfying nonetheless.
I suppose in a way, my sudden idea to delve into the world of high shutter speeds was an echo of my desire to freeze time itself and thus prolong my stay in the Eternal City…
You can see a larger version of this photo here.