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Boats and Church

Boats and Church
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Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-31
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-21 0:50
Viewed: 1381
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Quite a common view in Malta. boats and churches. This is the Parish Church of Msida. It is a harbour town in Malta located just west of Valletta on the northeast coast of Malta. The town enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry, sunny summers and short, cool winters.
Being a fishing village one sees quite a number of Luzzus and these type of wooden boats, which are painted with vivid colors.
The Maltese-baroque church is dominant in the village and attracts photographers, especially during sunset where it casts a marvelous reflection in the sea water.

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Ciao Francis, lovely composition with nice boats in FG, fascinating reflections, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio


Very creative! Good photo, great POV, sharpness and colours.

Good work!

Bonjour Francis Xavier,

Lumineuse capture, toute en profondeur avec de merveilleuses réflections.
Une composition revisitée dans sa verticalité
superbes couleurs printanières.
Bien fait.
Belle journée, cordialement.

Hello Francis Xavier,
Interesting POV, an interesting contrast of boats and architecture.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-11-21 4:56]


sueprbe iamge de cette barque jauen et blanche quelle position elle a ave les deux autres en perspective

Very nice! Everything is sharp, crisp and clear, and a really nice postcard, with the boats in the foreground. What a beautiful sunny day, and blue sky.
There are a few little dust spots in the sky, right side.

Ola Francis
Interesting perspective. Fine sharpness and good colors...You make Malta really bigger with so many approach. It is a very rich vertical composition
um abraço

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-11-21 6:18]

Hi Francis.

A good choice of positioning, the angle seen at the far side of the harbour coupled with the height of skyline and mix of colours with the boat, all come together so well. I like also the foreground boat choice, adds depth and appeal in bucket loads, tfs

stv ;o))

Hi Francis
wonderful harbor scenery. rich in colors and interesting objects. fine POV and good inclusion of boats dominating the FG of the image and the church at the distance dominating the village.
the image is a bit tilted but that's just a minor defect in the vertical composition.

Hi Francis, unique and excellent POV, wonderful warm colors, good job :)
Cheers, Gabriella

Hello Francis,
An excellent composition with nice exposure,colour luminosity and clarity.TFS and my regards,_Joy

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-11-21 9:32]

Hello Francis Xavier,
I like the plasand boath and architectur perspective which really produces the feeling of depth. Interesting reflection, wonderful colours and lovely light.
My best regards.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-11-21 10:51]

Beautiful view, excellent light and colors, beautiful reflections, well done

A lovely scene from your home country and the golden tones seen in this shot are just wonderful, Francis!

Light and exposure are brilliant, and colors are natural.
Good contrasts exist within the scene and DOF is well done too.
Nice job!

Best regards,

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2012-11-21 14:03]

Hello Francis,

It looks like a lovely bright day, reminds me of Spanish summer. Your composition is charming. Excellent selecton for the PoV and use of a boat as motif is interesting. A chruch in the background is looking nice. Aesthetic presentation my friend, well done. Thanks for sharing.

Kind Regards,

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2012-11-21 14:47]

Hi Francis
Excellent photo taken from a very well chosen point of view.
Fantastic sharpness, light, and color, and a very powerful perspective and composition.

Hi Francis,
Nice presentation of Parish Church of Msida,
Excellent Post Card from the place with a nice saturations of colors
good reflection and perpective,
The Luzzu boat are a great attraction on your picture in FG..
very well done ...Michel

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-11-21 21:23]

Hello Francis,

Sharp image, crisp and clear, I like the colorful boats in the FG. Good work & TFS

Hi Francis...very nice shot...excellent point of view and perspective. Very nice light and tones.


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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-11-22 22:43]

Hi Francis Xavier,if this image does not make the viewers think about sunshine I have no idea what else they could think of :-)
I believe you could have another very interesting image from this image,if you were to crop out the architecture from the background & just have the 3 colourful rowboats as the main attraction,two images for the price of one.TFS
Best Regards

Hi Francis,
Excellent perspective and you have managed the depth to perfectionj,creating interesting details in foreground and BG.

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