Most people know of this place as the Colosseum, though it’s official name is the Flavian Ampitheater. This was shot at high noon in November in Rome – so a normal exposure was impossible. The left side of the picture was blown out, the right side was blackness. To solve, I shot three exposures from a tripod at +1EV, 0EV, and -1EV. When I got home, I merged them with Photomatix Pro to get this result.
Vital Stats: Canon Rebel XT with the Canon 10-22mm lens @ 10mm. ISO 100, f/11, 3 bracketed exposures centered around about 1/20sec. A Joby Gorillapod wrapped around an iron railing was used to steady the camera.