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.   

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Chris Corradino