This shot was taken on one of my favorite nights in Rome last summer. After enjoying a few birres and watching the Eurocup match between Italy and Spain on the jumbotron in Circus Maximus, a massive crowd of young Italians streamed through Rome, and i was able to snap this as we walked past the Colosseum.
The dramatic backlighting in the Colosseum definitely makes this shot for me. Combined with the slightly time-blurred young crowd; makes for a nice “New vs Old” contrast, with the old building frozen in focus while the young adult generation hurries by. Like most photographs that hold your interest, this was simply a result of being at the right place at the right time. What do you think?