Finally, over two months after returning home, I got around to uploading some photos taken during my visit to Rome. You can see the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, the Arch of Constantine, the Colosseum, the Ara Pacis, Saint Peter’s Square, a photo from the Colosseum taken from the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, the oculus of the Pantheon, the interior of the Colosseum and the Basilica of St. John Lateran.
As you can see the second photo and two last photos have an unnatural white sky instead of a blue one. I tried editing the RAW files of the last two with UFRaw to correct it, but I’m not satisfied with the result at all. I did some research on why my photos got mangled, apparantly the phenomenon is called blown highlights or clipping. The Wikipedia entry isn’t very informative on how this can be prevented, but fortunately searching a bit turned up this weblog post. It covers the Olympus E-510, but it should apply to the E-410 as well because they are quite similar. That seems to be very useful advice, and I’ll make sure to experiment with this knowledge to see if I’ll be able to effectively prevent blown highlights. I should read the manual thoroughly as well to get to know the E-410 better.