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I was in Rome recently and when I was walking down the Spanish Steps I turned and saw this chap. I took a quick snap as the thought flew through my head Guarding or Snacking as he had a Roman Soldiers outfit but he had his hand in the bag. Its not a great picture but I thought it was funny.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Jul 2014 - 8:23 AM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Guarding or Snacking????
Username:RobertTurley RobertTurley
Uploaded:24 Aug 2014 - 8:25 AM
Tags:Entertainment, General, Landscape / travel, Travel
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Coast
Coast Critique Team 61117 forum postsCoast vcard United Kingdom292 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2014 - 8:34 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I really like the lines in this with the splash of dominant red. Have you tried cropping it to remove the orange brickwork? I've tried it with a paper on the iPad to come in on the right side to the white stone and take away the orange which I feel imbalances the image a little. Although the red is dominant and holds the eye I find the orange is there.

It makes for a thinner, tall image but the dimensions work quite well for me. Equally you can come up from the bottom a couple of steps to get a squatter rectangular composition.

Nonetheless an interesting scene

Paul

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2014 - 9:03 AM

Inspired shot!
Almost like a caretaker in Roman times.

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liarsdance
liarsdance e2 Member 127 forum postsliarsdance vcard England
24 Aug 2014 - 10:13 AM

Great image!! Well spotted and captured Smile
~Heath

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2014 - 12:23 PM

Great shot Robert...no these regular guys are just dressed like that out to make money from unsuspecting tourists...they were all over Rome and Pompeii... Lucky he was busy snacking or he would have asked you for money for taking his photograph. I got caught by them, not only the one guy but his friend offered to take a pic of me with the friend and I stupidly did...landed up having to give them both money.

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glenalva
glenalva e2 Member 8324 forum postsglenalva vcard Scotland
24 Aug 2014 - 12:40 PM

Great shot, very well seen ideed!! Grin

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CarolAnnLauderdale
CarolAnnLauderdale e2 Member CarolAnnLauderdale vcard United Kingdom
24 Aug 2014 - 12:49 PM

A cracking image with a great caption, love it! Smile
Carol

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2014 - 12:58 PM

A great spot and capture Robert, I bet it's not Denari but euro's he has in the bagWinkWinkWink

Cliff

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213hardy
213hardy e2 Member 6555 forum posts213hardy vcard England
24 Aug 2014 - 1:03 PM

It's a great image, but whenever i see roman soliders etc, always reminds me of THIS.

Den

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pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2014 - 4:53 PM

I like this super image of the Roman solider.

Patty GrinGrinGrin

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DonMc
DonMc e2 Member 6DonMc vcard United Kingdom
25 Aug 2014 - 4:54 PM

Well spotted in this situ Robert, excellent candid!SmileSmileSmile
Don

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mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2014 - 8:14 AM

Snacking, these guys don't do any guarding, they just stand around getting photographed all day, not such an enjoyable
job when its baking hot. Nice capture Rob..i'm off to Rome again in a couple of weeks. Can't wait.

Dave.

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