• RayBan, naturally.
  • St Peter's square and the other officer.
  • I can't work out what this was - I think it is the exceptionally harsh morning sun reflecting off the column's around the square, but the SH is exceptionally pronounced for that and it drops off a little irregularly.

Men In Black & White, Vatican City

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These guys are from the Arma dei Carabineri. Normally I wouldn't have guessed that RayBans were standard issue, but then these are the Carabinieri. They get lightning flashes on their cars. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arma_dei_Carabinieri

Thanks to Blackfoot Scout for standing in front of this pair to allow a series of candid shots over her shoulder. By way of disclosure I need to state some cloning on this one on the far right where some tourists strayed into shot just below the SH, plus a stray white thread on his tie.

Update: Explored #130. Many thanks to everyone who has commented, fav'ed and viewed. I massively appreciate the interest and insights offered. Thanks to all!

Tipu Kibria~~BUSY~~, Anoop Negi, and 46 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. jooferr 54 months ago | reply

    A spectacular moment this!
    Really excellent bw tones.

  2. DEGCT 54 months ago | reply

    This is a good street shot!!!
    It belongs to :

    "Scatti di Strada - Street shots"
    Post 1 Award 3

  3. fototon2010 54 months ago | reply

    I like this picture in a certain way. Not just because of the reflexion. An intriguing photo.

  4. Roybatty63 54 months ago | reply

    This is a good street shot!!!
    It belongs to :

    "Scatti di Strada - Street shots"
    Post 1 Award 3

  5. Kroppka [deleted] 54 months ago | reply

    In Italy even Carabinieri are handsome:-)

  6. Trish Mayo 54 months ago | reply

    Beautiful black and white - great reflection in the sunglasses

  7. areyarey 54 months ago | reply

    brilliant ..slyle'' its Italy aferall ..you have a great stream

  8. Dovεs of suммεя (off ) [deleted] 54 months ago | reply

    Excellent capture !

  9. susan*r 53 months ago | reply

    Great !!!!!!!

  10. Candideou l'optimisme 53 months ago | reply

    Very interesting capture... but these guys are not Carabinieri, they are agent of the Police State! ;-)

  11. Nanagyei 52 months ago | reply

    Great candid.

  12. Tildybiscuit 52 months ago | reply

    perfect moment and I am impressed by how sharp this image is!

  13. Marvin Beatty Photography 52 months ago | reply

    Forget the RayBans - dude needs a shave, too...how unprofessional.

  14. dapalmerpeter (slow & low) 51 months ago | reply

    well: this is italy - its a desaster of a teatre!

    gorgeous shot!

  15. ~Jo Lynn [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

    Excellent black and white image!

  16. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 47 months ago | reply

    Excellent Shot

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