The sun illuminates the inside of the ceiling through the hole at the top of the Pantheon in Rome, Italy

Camera/lens: Canon 5D Mk II, Canon EF 24-105/4L IS


attraction, building, italian, italy, momument, pantheon, rome

Travel & Nature photographer who currently resides in Frisco, Texas

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  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownabout 4 years ago

    A beautiful capture Inge!

  • Thank you Barbara. Will you visit Rome too?

    – Inge Johnsson

  • Mark Ramstead
    Mark Ramsteadabout 4 years ago

    An incredible place. O.O

  • Thanks Mark. It is incredible to be in a building that has been there 2,000 years.

    – Inge Johnsson

  • Terri~Lynn Bealle
    Terri~Lynn Bealleabout 4 years ago

    WOW, this is beautiful!!!!! Great capture!

  • Thanks so very much, Terry-Lynn

    – Inge Johnsson

  • Janet Fikar
    Janet Fikarabout 4 years ago

    Hi Ing – I will be traveling to Italy in a couple of months and hope to make it to the Pantheon. Do you know if they allow tripods inside? Do you have any suggestions for the time of day to go?

  • Hmm, I was there a few times during the 4 days I was in Rome. I think you need to be there during the mid day hours to get the light beam like this. There are lots of tourists most of the time so tripod may be tricky. I used my Canon IS lens for this one and fairly high ISO. The best time would be if there is a light rain since the beam would look really cool. when the rain comes through the hole.

    – Inge Johnsson

  • If you go in the fall/winter you will have less tourists, so that’s good. I don’t think tripods are a problem there, since it is pretty wide open, but I didn’t check.

    – Inge Johnsson

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenabout 4 years ago

    Awesome, Inge ~ Lynn

  • Thanks Lynn

    – Inge Johnsson

  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...about 4 years ago

    Wow , this is a striking image

  • Thank you so much, Louise

    – Inge Johnsson

  • windinhair
    windinhairabout 4 years ago

    Such a great amazing architecture and shot. I’ve always loved Pantheon in Roma.
    It resonates into my faves.

  • Thank you, Cristina. It is hard to go wrong with this incredibly beautiful ceiling. 2,000 years old…

    – Inge Johnsson

  • Rosina  Lamberti
    Rosina Lambertiabout 4 years ago

    congratulations on TOP TEN in challenge

  • Thank you!

    – Inge Johnsson

  • james smith
    james smithover 2 years ago

  • Thanks for the feature, James :)

    – Inge Johnsson

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