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Vatican Twirl

This photo was taken last summer in Rome. When posting the article Rome captured in five photos, I didn't realise to have this shot. Otherwise it would definitely have been in! These stairs are part of the Vatican Museum, an amazing place that's a must to visit when in Rome.

Honestly, the composition is not quite original. The Internet is full with this kind of 'twirling stairs' images. I personally enjoy the shot most because it was taken handheld with a slow shutter speed of 1/3s. It doesn't happen very often that I hold the camera that steady. The slow shutter speed created the motion blur of the people walking down the stairs.  Would it suck without this dynamic? Most likely.

PS: remember the last article about Rotterdam streets? The picture got in!