LUNA GIBBOSA CRESCENTE DAL COLOSSEO

The title of this post is a literal translation of the phrase “Waxing gibbous moon by the Colosseum” to Italian. I thought the translation sounded sexier than the original English text. LOL! When I took these photographs my intention was to capture the Roman Colosseum in multiple angles until I noticed the moon in one of the arches so I started including it in my compositions. It would have been nicer had it been a full moon but a waxing gibbous moon was just as good, it being the phase prior to a full moon. Thankfully, the sky was still bright enough for me to capture the details on the moon’s surface. Had I taken these an hour later the moon would have been just a pale yellow ball in the sky.

If you visited Rome between 2011 and early 2016, you would have seen the ongoing restoration work on the Colosseum, which was mostly covered in scaffolding. The shoe-and-luxury goods maker Tod’s donated millions for the restoration of this architectural wonder so lucky me to have visited it just as the project culminated. Anyway, it’s good to see the Colosseum in a cleaner state and am glad to know that more restoration work are being done to this day. Maybe the next time I’m in Rome I’ll get to see the additional renovations and when I take new photographs a full moon will be high up in the sky to photobomb this magnificent piece of architecture.

13 Comments on “LUNA GIBBOSA CRESCENTE DAL COLOSSEO

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Funny how sometimes our best shots sort of happen by accident! The colosseum looks awesome, and the moon color is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the story, too!

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    • Thank you! Reason why I don’t easily delete my photos…sometimes I go back to them a few months or years later and realize it’s actually a nice shot. LOL!

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  2. Your pictures are wonderful. I love the moon in the arches. Thanks for stopping by my post today as well. The last time I saw the Colosseum it did not look nearly so beautiful. Nice share. 🙂

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