While spending a romantic week-end in Rome with my wife, we were wandering around the National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II after lunch when we jumped into Via Margana. That small street caught my eye since it was so different than the other ones… Peaceful, no tourists, great light, just cars and scooters parked all along and that old man coming back home from the market. Then, I could not resist and took that picture from scratch with my camcorder since my left my DSLR at home, just because… it was so Italian.
Award Score: 66.5 (Value 12.5, Clarity 12, Composition 16.5, Style 12, Skill 13.5)
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | August 29
Photo of the Day Award Category: Black & White Photography
Photograph Location: Via Margana, Rome | Italy
Photographer: Sébastien Beun (Thuin, Belgium) Registered
Sébastien Beun is a Belgian based amateur photographer born in 1981. He came into photography at the age of 12. Sébastien bought his first single lens reflex and made his first attempts to develop black and white negatives and prints after having discovered his father’s old material in the attic. Few years later he bought more modern dark room material, and over the course of time moved into digital photography eventually. Today he takes digital photographs of everything that touches him. He keeps his dark room material in his attic, as he believes one day he can show how that works to his own son.