25 Apr
73/365(+1) by Luca Rossini
73/365(+1), a photo by Luca Rossini on Flickr.

Lens: Voigtlander color-skopar 35mm f2.5
Camera: NEX-7, ISO200, f5.6, 1/5, raw

This year we had a turbulent spring in Italy. After a winter with tons of snow everywhere, the weather seemed to anticipate spring, and from the last week of February to the first week of April it was all about sunshine and warm temperatures. No need for a coat in daytime. Then it was cold, clouds, and rain. And a lot of flu around, obviously, since people need a couple of rainy days to accept the return of the coat in their life. But from tomorrow it should be almost summer. There is this anticyclone Hannibal from Africa which brings hot air and clear skies. Let’s see, but if it’s true, it will get hot pretty fast. That’s how it works in Rome.
Anyway, what was nice is that the cold and rainy weather played a dramatic exit today. The sky was really stormy and wind blew violently the whole day. At sunset the sky went all orange and blue, with the sunshine leaking through the thick layers of dark clouds. I went to the roof to shoot this majestic show.
I shot and enjoyed the sunset till dusk. Then it happened.
The sky was suddenly as bright as the soccer field. The floodlights spot-lightning the field as well as the top of the trees. The apartment buildings in the background, their windows lit, as a reminder of the urban presence. It was so perfect. It lasted a few minutes, than it was twilight and the sky was darker than the field.

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