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Merry Christmas from Malta

Merry Christmas from Malta
Photo Information
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: 2009-12-20
Categories: Architecture, Event, Mood
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/190 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-22 2:53
Viewed: 1449
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Merry Christmas from Malta...
This is a typical Maltese house in a village in Malta.
During the Festive Season there's always Father Christmas present in the balconies.
This typical house is green painted, there are others with different colors, even in the same street.

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Hello Francis,

Wonderful capture with vivid and beautiful colors!
Great light, contrast and sharpness!
Very well done and framed!
Congratulations and TFS

Merry Christmas to you, family and friends!!

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-12-22 3:04]

Hi Francis...
Beautiful shot with so nice details...
Nice present...

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2009-12-22 3:16]

Hi Francis!
Very nice picture.
Perfect sharpness and excellent details.
Beautiful presentation.
My best wishes to you and your family of Merry Christmas!
Ciao! Vanda

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-12-22 3:23]


superbe facade, ce doux vert olive avec le pantes et le père noël, merveilleux image de saison.

Bravo et amitié


wonderful presentation,

nice green,
congratulations Francis,

dd, île de la Réunion

Hello Francis!
Wonderful capture with so beautiful colours!
and details,a perfect Cristmas card!
Warm wishes for a Merry Christmas to you
and your family!
Regards and tfs

Hi Francis,

I applause for this beautiful green presentation with so much interesting composition and A Merry Christmas to You my friend,beautify exotic door and gorgeous window over it is very amazing,the framing is very well chosen with the POV,the Santa Clause looks perfect up there,the flowers and plants pots on the wall is wonderful and looks very beautiful,a great Christmas Post Card Francis.

Have A Happy week of Christmas
Mushtaq Hussain

Ciao Francis

Nice visual my friend ..
You show us a very lovely picture, nice subject.
Compostion and presentation are very well.
Beautiful colors and detail of the door!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Merry Christmas & Happy New Year ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


Hi Francis,
Marry christmas my dear friend...
Lovely colourful composition.
Presantation is excellent.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Francis Xavier
Ces façades sont superbes et le père Noël apporte un petit côté insolite amusant. Belle composition!

Hello Francis Xavier,

Beautiful Christmas composition.
Great sharpness and colors.

Best regards,

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2009-12-22 8:06]

Thanks for nice Christmas postcard, beautiful wishes
Merry Christmas to you

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-12-22 8:14]

Hi Francis
It must be really pleasant to walk and see all those colored painted houses.

They do have interesting details in their woodwork and the decorations add to give them even more charm.

Nicely composed with a good rendition, makes a great card.
Season's greetings to you and family

Hi Francis
I love the vertical capture of window and doorway with the green hues, all the little details of pots and plants, and the red Santa at the top.
Personally I think this was over-sharpened a little - some of the leaves have white "edges" that are a result of the sharpening process.
And to be honest, I really dislike the frame - the Christmas bells are a distraction in my opinion, a simpler white frame would be much more charming. ;)

Hi Francis,
Very nice entrance and balcony. Santa Claus also looks good up there. The flowers that are out there too? Or is it just because of the image?
Merry Christmas to you, family and friends!

Hi Francis,

I like green; it's actually my favorite color. If I lived in Malta, this would be the color of my house. The detail on the wood is very nice and is the arched doors. I think this makes a nice Christmas card.

A Merry Christmas to you too!


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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2009-12-22 11:23]

Hi Francis
Pretty and traditional view,
pov attractive. and color
Good Christmas time for you and family,


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  • zomik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 56 N: 314] (3599)
  • [2009-12-22 12:21]

Hello Francis :)
wonderful capture, very nice colours - so green :)
Warm wishes for a Merry Christmas to you :)
best regards

Many thanks for your kind Maltese greetings, Francis!
Your photograph is sharply focussed and has a lovely symmetrical composition.
I like how you have continued the green tones in the border, adding the festive bells for decoration.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hello Francis,

Jolie petite présentation, avec le Père Noël
présent au bord de la fenêtre de l'oriel.
Les coloris verts sont harmonieux.
Gentille composition.
Beaucoup de joies pour ces fêtes de fin d'année.
Belle soirée.


Boa noite franvcis
Original postcard and with lovely colors to this season.
I wish you and your family Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Hello my friend

i know i am bad with this but....wanna send u some snow ?:))so much green here and the Santa stands out so great
original idea for this Christmas card and a nice gift for all of us
Is interesting to see Christmas all over the world
Again nice capture with many details and good sharpness
The frame complete it so well
Have a magical Christmas, wish you all my best wishes to you and your family.
A Merry Christmas from Romania ...:)

Hi Francis,

Very beautiful postcard for Christmas.Happy Christmas to you and your family.TFS.


Hi Francis,
This is a beautiful shot, good job, love the old architecture. Love it. TFS


Hi Francis,
Great composition and presentation,
great colors and light,
Very nice architecture and decor,
Merry Christmas too..

HI Francis..nice colors and tones...well done.


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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-12-23 1:51]

Hi Francis,
merry Christmas to you too.Beautiful work.Nice framing.TFS.Necla.

Hi Francis
nice greeting card. splendid use of local architecture and lovely decorations.
beautiful green tones.
well composed and framed.
season's greetings

Hello Francis,
Interesting and very cute Christmas shot!
Excellent POV, great composition of the photo.
Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year 2010.

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-12-23 21:56]

dear Francis Xavier,
cheerful green christmas in Malta,
joyful Santa on the balcony is nice,
plants are live on this green wall,
thank you for your wonderful picture,

a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2010 to you!
Akihisa, from Japan

Hello Francis Xavier! Amazing scene. Wonderful St. Nicolas, excellent balcony and door. Superb Christmas postcard. Merry Christmas!

Hello Francis - I like the delicate colors and detail in this shot. Very attractive!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hello Francis,
I miss your Xmass greeting card.
I liked symmetric composition, familiar plants and details of Maltase architecture
Selahattin E

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