When Courtney and I went to Rome last spring, I decided to leave my Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi behind in favor of traveling light. I don’t know what I was thinking. I typically
carry a lot of baggage find myself prepared for anything. I so regretted not having a lens with decent zoom when it turned out that the hotel concierge was smitten with Courtney’s long blond hair and gave us his last two we found ourselves blessed to receive tickets to the Easter Vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica, led by Pope Benedict XVI. All that I had to photograph it was my Canon PowerShot SD700 IS.
My photos of the Pope sucked.
So did my photos of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Not only was my camera inadequate, but I was packed into the Sistine Chapel like a sardine in a can and I was trying to watch out for the pickpockets that the guide books promised would be there preying (as opposed to praying; hee hee, I made a funny).
But apparently one of my photos from Rome did not suck too bad (although I like these photos much better).
I was contacted by Schmap Guides and they asked if I would allow them to use my photo of the then-soon-to-be-opened Louis Vuitton store on Via Condotti. Here is the Schmap Rome Guide which contains my photo:
Schmaps did not offer me any money to use my photo, but like the geeky girl in high school who gets asked out by the captain of the football team, I gave it away for free just because I was flattered they’d noticed me.