I must have dropped a coin at the Colosseum, because I just kept coming back and back and back.
After a tour of the Colosseum, I took this rather ordinary photo.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 24-70mm, ISO 160, 24mm, f/2.8, 1/25s
Fortunately, in winter, sunset comes early. After wandering around for about 20 minutes, I took another photo of the Colosseum from a higher vantage point.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 24-70mm, ISO 160, 70mm, f/2.8, 1/4s
Braced the camera against a ledge. However, with no tripod, the fun was soon over, so I headed back to the hotel.
The next morning, I headed out late. By the time I arrived at the Colosseum, the sun was just coming out, but the Colosseum lights had already been switched off. Oops.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 24-70mm, ISO 100, 27mm, f/5.6, 1/125s
The third visit was the charm: Christmas tree, Colosseum lights, and rich, blue sky.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 24-70mm, ISO 100, 31mm, f/4.5, 1/30s