Alvin Ing's TOP Google+ Photos for Sep 13 - Sep 27

published September 28 by  
This PERSONAL TOP contains ten of the most popular photos published publicly
by Alvin Ing on Google+ between September 13 and September 27, 2012.

Basilica Papale di San Pietro

Vatican City

9 image handheld panorama
1dx, 16-35mm @ 19mm, ISO 1000, f2.8, 1/80
  • Photographer Alvin Ing
  • Published September 22
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The Colosseum

A modern take on the Colosseum, where it perseveres despite the ravages of time.
  • Photographer Alvin Ing
  • Published September 18
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Return to Venezia
  • Photographer Alvin Ing
  • Published September 25
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Piazza San Pietro
  • Photographer Alvin Ing
  • Published September 24
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It took some luck and stubbornness for this image to be taken. I knew the Colosseum closed at 1900, and sunset was at 1915. Close enough. What I didn't know was that the gates close at 1800, so I sprinted to the entrance as the guards were locking up. Fortunately they allowed me in and I waited for the crowds to disperse. This image was taken just before 1900, as the guards were to about to escort me out on the third warning, and as a storm front passed through.
  • Photographer Alvin Ing
  • Published September 15
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San Giorgio Maggiore

as viewed from Campanile di San Marco
  • Photographer Alvin Ing
  • Published September 26
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Sunday Morning Ease
  • Photographer Alvin Ing
  • Published September 13
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