A hidden view of Ponte della Musica, Rome by photographer Lucio Governa
Trips to Rome will inevitably lead to images of The Vatican, and the Coliseum. However, Rome has recently welcomed modern architectural attractions such as the ‘Ponte della Musica’ (The Music Bridge), an elegant bridge built on the river Tiber. It connects the two sides of the city with a steel arch, overlooking refined buildings in line with the path to the “Auditorium Parco della Musica” (Auditorium Music Park), designed by Renzo Piano.
The Music Bridge in Rome sits on the river Tiber, between the neighbourhoods of Victory and Flaminio, a short walk from the MAXXI Museum.
Lucio Governa, aged 60, has lived in Rome for most of his life and watched it change over the decades. A fan of photography since 1970, he is a member of his local photography club A.F. Pixel Ocean, where he and 20 other photography enthusiasts share and discuss their work. The view from Rome’s modern Music Bridge offers one of his favourite photographic opportunities in the city.
“I love the view from Ponte della Musica because it makes me feel like I’ve thrown myself towards the sky. There are no distractions and I can walk quietly across the arched walkway to compose unusual shots and take special pictures. From Ponte della Musica you can see the Milvian Bridge, the oldest bridge in Rome, crafting a poetic contrast between the past and the present. Considering the world’s most celebrated artists are invited to perform at the nearby Auditorium Music Park, it’s a very creative area.”
Lucio’s tips for capturing the Ponte della Musica:
- To take saturated pictures with a detailed sky, use the settings of your camera to underexpose the shot. For example, -0.3/-0.7
- Try to incorporate shadows from the bridge’s structure to give your shot interesting geometric angles
- To make the most of the view, a wide angle lens is useful, but some details can be captured best using a telephoto lens. A zoom lens (24-70 and 70-300) is a good compromise
This was the last article from the ‘I Am A Hidden View’ serie.