Shooting from the Hip in the Sistine Chapel

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While Rome's Sistine Chapel is undoubtably one of Rome's greatest sights, the look of amazement on the people who see it are just as interesting.

“No pictures” they shouted as we entered the Sistine Chapel. One of Rome’s greatest and most famous works of art, with a ceiling hand painted by Michelangelo over 4 years.

While other tourists tried to sneak pictures of the ceiling with their digital compacts, holding them conspicuously at arm’s length, being a Lomographer I knew I didn’t need to look though the viewfinder to get a great shot. Besides, if I wanted to look at a great photo of the painted ceiling, I’d be better off finding a high quality photo on the internet. What I was more interested in was the look of amazement on people’s faces as they gazed upwards at Michelangelo’s masterpiece for the first time, mouth open, with many couples holding each other as they shared the moment.

…Of course, all that beauty can just be too much for some people

Credits: disasterarea

While I do object to conspicuous picture taking in museums, the stealth-like abilities of the LOMO LC-A with its zone-focus means never having to ask permission!

written by disasterarea on 2011-04-05 in #lifestyle #italy-rome-vatican-sistine-chapel-lomo-lc-a-wide-angle-lens-people

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    disasterarea ·

    Sorry guys, it looks like something went wrong with two of the images....they can be found here

    www.lomography.com/homes/disasterarea/photos/12649663
    www.lomography.com/homes/disasterarea/photos/12649668

    All images were taken using a Lomo LC-A+ with wide angle lens and Lomo Iso 400 film

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