The Bells of Sant'Agnese, Piazza Navona - Rome

After my dusk photo shoot at St. Peter's Basilica, I arrived at Piazza Navona with just a hint of light left in the sky.  I knew a very long exposure would be necessary and set the tripod up just inches from the ground.  I liked the different vantage point and the way the wide angle lens created a sense of perspective distortion.  Since it was so dark, autofocus was not cooperating.  When this happens, I always fall back on the terrific Live View feature and switch to manual focus.  

Just as I was capturing this frame, a magnificent sound rang out through the night sky. It was the bells of Sant'Agnese, and they continued for several minutes, enough time for me to record it with my iPhone.   

Chris Corradino