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The colorful Maltese Dghajsa

The colorful Maltese Dghajsa
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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: 2011-03-31
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Artwork
Camera: Nikon coolpix P7000
Exposure: f/8, 1/140 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-01 2:19
Viewed: 3232
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another typical Maltese boat is the colorful 'Dghajsa' which means just 'boat' in Maltese.
This boat used to replace the Luzzu when fishing is near the Island but nowadays it is used to carry tourists for rides in the Grand Harbour. They are very colorful and attractive that nearly every visitor in our country is tempted to go for such a ride!
These boats are also used for the Regatta of the 8th September...it's a sort of boat race with the 'dghajsa'. It's very popular in the Maltese Islands when we celebrate Victory Day of the Great Siege against the Ottoman Empire in 1565.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2011-04-01 2:59]

This is fabulous! The colours, details and shapes you've captured here are charming. I like the way you've used the line of the boat as a lead-in line from the bottom right. Excellent work

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2011-04-01 3:11]

Hi Francis...
Beautiful details and colors...
Have a nice weekend...

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2011-04-01 3:25]

What a beauty !!!
I'm sure that, at a large scale, it would be a wonderful poster

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  • Pauly Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 49] (288)
  • [2011-04-01 4:02]

Hi Francis,

Beautiful colour saturation and remarkable composition, fabulous image,
Congratulations and well done,
Best Regards,


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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2011-04-01 4:12]

Hi Francis,excellent work, a fantastic composition.Vivid colours, and very, very sharp details. I love it:-)
Regards Rose

Hi Francis,
Beautiful Typical Maltese boat well presented with a nice saturation of colors and light,
Excellent details and sharp composition,
nice reflection and point of view ..
good note too.

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2011-04-01 6:44]

Hi Francis,

The colors and reflections are stunning. Good use of the foreground boat as an anchor for the composition as well as a lead in for the corner. Very sharp, the confluence of boats is well captured.

Best regards,

Hello Francis Xavier

Another good composition of colorful traditional boats. Very sharp image with lots of details.
Nicely done

Hi, Francis. An explosion of color in this photograph of the Maltese boats and their reflections. Excellent clarity, presentation and a very informative note.

Another of your beautiful composition of strongly contrasting colors. Nicely framed. Great dof with crisp and sharp details. Well done, tfs.

A great colorful presentation Francis .. where you actually been able to show 4 of these fantastic boats. Great colors, clarity, sharpness, and even some fantastic reflections.
Have a great weekend

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-04-01 10:50]


superbe compo quel grapshieme marin superbe, ce couleurs ce effe, elle sa'aimetn ces deux barque superbe.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Francis,
Happily you didn't stop posting these colourful pictures. his one is attractive by it's fine well balanced composition. The bows of the boats are together pointing towards the viewer an are a nice detail in this picture. altogether a great image my friend!

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2011-04-01 11:50]
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I think if there is reincarnation, you may have been one of these boat owners in another time,you capture their lines & colors & their colorful reflections so vibrantly,one can feel the passion & respect you have for them.May I ask the significance of the watchful eye on the sides of the hulls & of the bird?
Best Regards

Hello Francis Xavier,

What an explosion of colors!
Saturation tones on masterly duo craft.
Lovely composition decorated with pretty graphics at once, drawings and reflections. Bravo and TFS.
Pleasant Weekend.

Olá Francis,
I repeat the words from Vlad: What a beauty!!!.
One to be proud.

Just by the title I knew it would be something spectacular and I was right. Perfect composition with magnificent color and detail. A beautiful work of art. Love it. TFS, Lori

Hi Francis
a fascinating kaleidoscope of amazing colors.
excellent sharpness.
good use of many elements on the boats for the original composition.

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  • Doudou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 2 N: 1533] (8802)
  • [2011-04-02 11:00]

Bonjour François Xavier,

Que de jolies couleurs pour ce cliché aquatique!!!
Beaucoup de peps et des reflets ondulants joli travail!!!

Hi Francis..you did a nice job composing this shot...beautiful colors and tones.


Hi Francis,
A brilliant array of vivid colours and magical reflections.Well composed with the abstract portion of the boat in the foreground creating a delightful colourful photograph.This is not a snap shot but a genuine professional well planned image.Great job.

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