A Year in Pictures – Trajan’s Column
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Trajan’s Column in Rome is one of those things that’s tough to photograph, because it’s tall and skinny and what makes it interesting is the intricate carvings that cover its surface. This is a detail shot of those carvings; now imagine 98 vertical feet of that. (It depicts Trajan’s victory in the Dacian Wars.) This is a case where Lightroom is very helpful: the carvings are not actually that distinct in normal light, but by fiddling with the settings I was able to bring them out so that the artistry can be fully appreciated.