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The Maltese colours

The Maltese colours
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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: 2009-10-04
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture, Mood
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 55-200 f/4.5-5.6G ED
Exposure: f/12.5, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-11 1:43
Viewed: 1254
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A postcard from my beautiful island Malta. It includes some of the landmarks of the Maltese Islands.
The 'Gardjola' (Watch tower) built by the Knights of Malta in the 1500's. The Maltese Luzzu (local colorful fishing boat). An old Boathouse with the red sliding roof. The green trees spoilt with some yellowish color to show the Autmn season. And the blue sky over the bastion.

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hi francis
very impressive shot,looks great in this vertical format,love the boat in the foreground dictates the rest of the image leads the eye up to the lovely castle,great colour and detail.

Ha, ha, Francis, you are doing a fine job to promote Malta.
I love how you have kept the whole of your shot so nicely focussed. The progression from the f/g to the upper b/g is natural, colourful and interesting.

Have a good Sunday,
Bev :-)

Hello, Francis -
Great POV to show all three of these signature items in a single frame - the long portrait format makes this possible. Bright, vibrant colors throughout, especially the boat, but also the roof and the band of foliage across the center. Beautiful image.

Hi Francis - nice view and I like the use of the portrait format here.

If anything I'd like to just see a bit more space under the bottom of the boat otherwise a nice shot of Malta with strong colour.


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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-10-11 6:17]

Hello Francis Xavier

Nice looking shot from Malta.
Well presented colours and detalis of the boat here.

Janek Kloss

very postcard like Francis good use of colurs around you looks like Maltas lovely in the autunm as well tfs
regards bryan

Hello Francis Xavier,

Excellent shot.
Interesting composition, great clarity and lovely colors.

Best regards,

P. S. Sorry, out of my point - budget today :( Hope you won't mind.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2009-10-11 10:43]

Hello Francis Xavier,
Beautiful postcard shot from Malta my friend.Very beautiful perspective. Marvelous and wonderful composition. Beautiful conversion contrast, colors and-light, pleases me very well.
Best regards.

Hello Francis,
Perfect contrast of maltase stones with green texture. I loved light on top of trees
Selahattin E

Bonjour Francis.
Un titre qui colle parfaitement a cette belle image.
Le cadrage est parfait et la version verticale bien adaptée.
Bonne journée.

Hi Francis

lovely postcard from Malta, hope to visit it one day :)
colorful composition with sharp details and beautiful light
nicely farmed too
Have a grate time!


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-10-11 14:46]

dear Francis Xavier,
a wonderful view shot of unique colors,
all elemental objects are well composed vertically,
and those colors make original colors concert.
in my feeling the coloring of the boat looks symbolizing the forest, the sky and the human houses.
the upper tower is quite like watching the whole view there.
thank you,

Hi Francis
Great historical place
POV, colors and contrast are great
Have a nice days

Hi Francis,
What a stunning postcard vith great POV, colours and crop.TFS.


Francis Xavier
Superbe composition. La luminosité est splendide et l'étagement de centres d'intérêt de bas en haut très bien vu.

Hi MF Francis,

Stunning scene capture from historical island, Malta in nice vertical framing from great POV with fine clarity and composition.
TFS and have a nice week MF!


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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2009-10-12 5:42]

HI Francis, this is a wonderfully composed postcard.
Regards Rose

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-10-13 0:09]

Hi Francis,
the beauty with excellent colours and light really make this scene captivating. The sky too is so beautiful, calm blue.
The tight crop also gives a good view to concentrate upon.


I find the interplay of green and blue and stone walls terrific and they make good balancing elements and motifs in this scene . The contrast is just right. Very colourful display of the Maltese trademarks : the un-missable boat with the eye at the prow , , fortresses built to defend were constructed at strategic points around the islands and to sum it up the bright blue sky so caracteristic to Malta ,
Beautiful shot Francis,

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