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Valletta vs. Sliema

Valletta vs. Sliema
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Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-20
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Camera: Nikon coolpix P7000
Exposure: f/11, 1/750 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-23 4:07
Viewed: 2178
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
No it's not a football match, although Valletta and Sliema are eternal rivals in our local soccer championship. But in this particular panorama I giving the contrast in architecture. The old buildings of Valletta against the modern architecture of Sliema seen in the peninsula at the horizon.

PP work: Three images put together in |Panorama Maker and adapted HDR.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-05-23 4:31]

Hi Francis.

Very descriptive in your panoramic view, we are able to take in much of the tones from the local stone used to build this fine town. I like the way you have added the new build across the water Bah!! give me old style any day. Neat work. TFS

Stv :0))

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-05-23 7:38]


Superbe panorama quelle largeur et vue on admire avec le contraste de bâtiment modernes en fond et des ancien en premier plan fantastique.

bravo et amitié


Hello Francis,
A very meaningful and beautiful image in excellent composition. I like it that you gave prominence to the old architecture. Well done.

I like the comparison of the architectural styles-the old vs. the new. The old has more style compared to the new buildings. Good lighting and good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-05-23 9:13]

I like your choice of composition, for a comparison between the Old & the New, Francis Xavier & I'm glad that you chose the Old city to be the more dominant.Let another century go by
& I bet I know which city will still be the more visited, due to its architectural beauty & history,& it's not the one in the background:-)Perfect stitching work.
Best Regards

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-05-23 9:34]

Hi Francis

The wide angled panoramic format suits this land seascape perfectly. Natural looking color with superb sharpness & saturation. Well composed using the rule of thirds. Tfs!

Olá Francis,
I think I told you that Malta has a debt of gratitude to you that it portrays all angles, so that this repository will become history as a place well known to each of us from the far places.
Nice panoramic caught.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-05-23 11:30]

Very nice panorama view of Valletta and Sliema, well captured, composed and presented

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-05-23 12:32]

Hi Francis Xavier,
Wonderfully illustrated architecture. A wonderful photo and the colors in the image and the Perfect light and contrast are great. Congratulations.

Hi Francis
old Valletta opposite new Sliema. interesting architectures on both sides. good PP work for a wonderful panorama picture. well composed. splendid horizon. good clarity and sharpness of buildings.

An amazing panoramic shot from a wonderful historical cityscape, Francis!

The color of the facade of the buildings is so lovely against the blue-greenish waters.
Sharpness and POV are excellent, and colors are original.
Nice management of light and a balanced exposure too.

Thanks and regards,

very effective panorama especially in the large size. Interesting angle of vision
obbviously by a native of Malta who knows where and when to go. The dull atmosphere is an asset. Janos the gabbypal

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6102 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2012-05-23 19:38]

> Ciao Francis,

I do not like football, just watch when the selection
main plays in world championships.
But I agree with what you write about the beautiful panoramic view,
the contrast of the architecture of the new and old.
You chose an excellent angle, splendid presentation.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,


Hi Francis..nicely composed and cropped panorama. Well done.


Bom dia Francis,

Great POV and a beautiful view with very good DOF and light.


Nice contrast and excellent panoramic stitched shot. I guess the old and the new are both important as the newer building probably include hotels that bring in tourist dollars. Its the older building that the tourists come to see however.

Bonjour Francis
Nice panorama with an old town facing a modern one.We have two towns facing them like this in France with St Malo and Dinard but they are both old cities
Nice citadelle with ocher tones
Best regards

Hi Francis,
Very nice caught of view and beautiful panorama of Valetta and Sliema,
Excellent POV. and details.
good comparison of the old and new architecture.
Excellent composition and presentation.

A superb panorame Francis! What a well chosen viewpoint! I've got to get back to Malta again! My last visit was 2006 and I wasn't doing much photography at that time!

Good, subtle HDR. Sharp image and well stitched together. Nice work.


Olá francis
Very cool postcard... What a view...A good Pov , good colors...and there is no way to not want to vist "Your place".
um abraço

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