It was a perfect evening for shooting The Vatican!
There are many sunsets that fizzle out and end up being less than ideal, but this was not one of them. I will admit that I lucked into some amazing light when I was in Rome. I had several sunsets like this one while there. No complaints! ;-)
I had been all over Rome with the family that day, and as sunset approached we were headed back to our rented apartment, which was sort of behind The Vatican. I had to stick around a little bit though because I could see the light was coming together, and of course I would hate it if I missed something this spectacular.
This sunset did come together quite nicely, as you can see, and I was frantically running around and shooting all sorts of comps from in front of the cathedral. An evening well spent!