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Classic Valletta II

Classic Valletta II
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: Black & White
Date Taken: 2013-01-04
Categories: Architecture, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Nikon D7000, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-10 2:53
Viewed: 1543
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Valletta is the capital of Malta. It is located in the central-eastern portion of the island of Malta, and the historical city has a population of 6,966. Valletta is the second southernmost capital of the EU member states after Nicosia.
Valletta contains buildings from the 16th century onwards, built during the rule of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, also known as Knights Hospitaller. The city is essentially Baroque in character, with elements of Mannerist, Neo-Classical and Modern architecture in selected areas, though World War II left major scars on the city. The City of Valletta was officially recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980.
The city is named for Jean Parisot de la Valette, who succeeded in defending the island from an Ottoman invasion in 1565. The official name given by the Order of Saint John was Humilissima Civitas Valletta — The Most Humble City of Valletta, or Città Umilissima in Italian. The bastions, curtains and ravelins along with the beauty of its Baroque palaces, gardens and churches, led the ruling houses of Europe to give the city its nickname Superbissima — 'Most Proud'.
On Friday 12 October 2012, Valletta was unanimously named European Capital of Culture (ECoC) for 2018, by a jury of experts, following a presentation by the Valletta 2018 Foundation. The official declaration of the title is expected to take place at the next EU Council of Ministers meeting, some time around May 2013. ECoC jury chairman Manfred Gaulhofer, during a live-broadcast press conference in St John’s Co-Cathedral’s oratory, said the jury was convinced that Valletta had the will, motivation and the required ambition to receive the title.

PP work: adapted this antique frame and treatment through Photoscape.

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Ciao Francis, great PP work to made a lovely old post card, great POV, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-01-10 3:51]

Hi Francis.

Old tones.......old town.
I like what you have done to create the feel of this town, looks so good the skyline.

Stv ;0))

Hi Francis,

beautiful old-style image of the always fascinating city of Valletta.PP treatment, with the application of sepia filter, has done its job well.Excellent sharpness, every detail is perfectly appreciable.



Ola Francis
You did a good job giving time to Valletta image. It looks really old but beauty has no age ...( a great discussion)
um abraço

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2013-01-10 8:18]

Hi Francis Xavier,your PP work is first class,at first I thought you had photographed an old postcard,it is that realistic,the sepia tones & old wrinkles & even a touch of molding add to the feeling of it being taken a long, long time ago.Good work


Very creative PP work! I like the effect. Good pov and dof with nice details. Very well done, tfs.

Bonjour Francis
a beautiful postcard from the sixties...like the sepia filter..
great architecture of Valetta..nice PP work on this one...TFS

A lovely ancient city treated appropriately with this dated postcard look.
Nice job

Hi Francis, the sepia tones and the old postcard frame really suit the old buidings in the shot.They look right at home in the older style. Fiona

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2013-01-14 17:37]


Your PP treatment to create this old photo or postcard is excellent. A very well crafted and original work to produce this composition.

Very Nice


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