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The Vatican - St. Pauls Basilica and Cathedral

Rome, Italy, taken during our trip in November, 2006. This shot was taken from the Castilo San Angelo (Saint Angelo's Castle), formerly the roman emperor Hadrian's Mausoleum. I set the camera on a wall overlooking the Vatican (that is the dome of St. Paul's cathedral in the right center), and since I don't own a tripod, I used a slow shutter and the camera's self timer to reduce shaking. I really like this shot - it's currently the desktop on my computer at work. The lens was a 50mm fixed 1.8 lens.

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Taken on November 18, 2006