As happens sometimes, I wasn’t convinced this would come out well when I took the photo and looked at the result on my little viewfinder, but once seeing it at home, I really loved it. To me it evokes the city in August – hot, sweltering heat and sun emanating from the black streets. The emptiness of Rome with just a few brave folks surviving in the hot sun. The shot was taken at around 5 pm with the sun still strong and bearing down on the Cavour metro stop. Normally there would be people swarming in and out of the station, but this time it’s just a solitary figure on the steps.
This is August in Rome.