Colosseum 1926 30th September 2010

  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
  • 2010:09:30 22:17:37

Shot Notes

This started life as one of my Grandfathers Pictures from Rome, Italy in 1926. The Colosseum is so well photographed it did not take long to find a modern image shot from the same angle. Google maps has geotagged images which makes it easy. Once I had them both lined up in Photoshop I created a mask to reveal the modern image.

4 Responses to “Colosseum 1926”

  1. 1

    Fantastic composition. I wonder if you could mask out individuals from the old photo into the new?

    Have you got the link to the originals?

  2. 2

    This image evolved over a few days. When I was writing the post I went back to Google maps so I could find out who to credit for the modern part. Despite hours of searching I just could not find the same image again.

    You could mask out individuals. In this image the man would be standing in a bush. So I decided to make it, his view, as even in 1926 he would see the world colour.

  3. 3

    The building matches very well but it is difficult to visualize what obscures the bottom left of the Colosseum. You can see (I think) a car coming from the left. I remember (1964) hurtling down that road towards a big roundabout where it seemed no-one slowed down as they entered it but everyone seemed to make it out the other side.

  4. 4

    nice shoot and compo. very curious.

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