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Postcard from Gozo

Postcard from Gozo
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: 2010-03-25
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Architecture
Camera: Nikon D70s, Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 (IF) Macro
Exposure: f/10.4, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-18 8:01
Viewed: 2686
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mgarr is known as the gateway to Gozo a sister Island to Malta. The harbour is dominated by a neo-gothic monument, the Lourdes Church built in 1888. Some years earlier, a visitor to the area remarked that the rocks of the hill where the church now stands, resembled those of the Grotto of Massabielle in Lourdes, France. A statue of Our Lady of Lourdes soon appeared in the rocks. Soon after World War 2 ended a marble altar was added to the imposing church. From here there are commanding views of the harbour. To the left of the church is Fort Chambrai, designed by military engineer de Tigne in 1723. Work was started only in 1749 by the Knight de Chambrai, who was later to become Commander of the Galleys and then Governor of Gozo. This was the last fortification built by the Knights, and the only active service it saw was during the resistance to the French occupation of the islands in 1798. Fort Chambrai never became a city.

Today Mgarr is a busy harbour and ferry port. It retains a charming picture postcard image, with its colourful boats and bustling restaurants. The yacht marina is within walking distance from the ferry

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Bom dia Francis,

Classifico essa sua fotografia de magnífica, dada a riqueza de detalhes, a qualidade do foco, da luz, das cores. A linda arquitetura da igreja ao alto é, em minha humilde opinião, o principal destaque dessa sua apresentação. O ponto de vista não poderia ser melhor, uma vez que através dele você consequiu agrupar em uma só fotografia, épocas, estilos, realidades diferentes e que harmonizaram-se muito bem em seu trabalho. Finalmente, a discreta e clássica moldura branca funde-se com perfeição à sua foto, formando com ela um conjunto belo e harmonioso.

Parabéns e um grande abraço,

...turning a busy atmosphere into a classic and charming image..
everything is in nice details..


Hi Francis,
Stunning view of the harbor. Almost imagine myself there, the ship docks, and they look to the church on the rock. Wonderful sight.
TFS. They were right.
Best regards Sandor

Hi Francis,
Interesting composition with the different layers. The clouded sky creates a dramatic cover, sharpness is fine, all the details are well shown. Good use of the portrait presentation.

Hi Francis:

Beautiful and detailed picture of this port.
Very nice POV and composition.
Well presentation of daily life.

A wonderful postcard work full of lot of wonderful and historical layers, Francis!

Perfect details, nice POV and very well clarity throughout the work. The light management was surely a challenge there but you managed it very well.

Marvelous work, my friend!

Best greetings,

Hi Francis
Waw....amazing shot!
What a great view!
I like the work of your lens!\
Great light, my friend!

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-04-18 10:42]


Sueprbe image, le format est parfait et colle parfaitment, le bâteeux colorés, le smaison, mangigique iamge.

Bravo et amitié


hi Francis the pov is realy good on this image and it is well presented i lkie the amount of sky you have in the shot above the church it makes the it stand out well
tfs regards bryan

Olá Francis

Uma bela foto contendo intermináveis detalhes
e informações. São tres planos maravilhosos...
Um trabalho interessantíssimo que me agrada
muito, pela beleza de tres cenários distintos
em um só olhar...muito atraente esta composição
que começa com o mar e termina com com o céu...
Parabéns meu amigo!!!
PS: ótima foto de introdução.:)

Hi Francis,
A really magnificent postcard.Great POV, lighting and sharpness.TFS.


Hi Francis,
A good wide angle shot with wonderful depth of filed and superb sharpness,very well captured with amazing details and contrast colors,lovely lighting and your composition is beautiful too,an elegant presentation of Transportation as well as Architecture.
Best Regards
I hope my critiques doesn't change into comment.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2010-04-18 18:21]

Bonjour Francis,
Une belle photo de Goso qui se regarde comme on lirait une histoire...pleine de vie, de détails de couleurs et d'odeurs.
Le format vertical par la concentration des plans accentue ce sentiment d'y être, de voir, de sentir et d'entendre ce qui s'y passe. Magnifique!

Bonjour Francis,
Une magnifique carte postale et détails,
beau format et présentation,
belle note sur le sujet de l'endroit,
c'est excellent.

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-04-18 19:49]

dear Francis Xavier,
your picturesque vertical composition like a classic painting is impressive,
from the top of tower to fore blue boat, this vigor light shows us very clear and fine view,
and various colored parts are well composed and making splendid perspective,
thank you for your excellent shot,

Hello francis,
I can see three zon here. First, sea and boats,secondly modern ond old houses and finally cloudy sky. Clear details and good management of light
Selahattin E

Hola Francis
Voy a intentar definir la imagen no se si se considerara critica o comentario
Buen formato vertical que profundidad a la imagen y protagonismo a la iglesia , a la vez que nos muestra el antiguo barrio pesquero ,buena luz y color ,que con las nubes dan mas fuerza a la composicion

Un saludo

Hello Francis Xavier,

Beautiful postcard with so many details.
Very colorful composition.
Excellent POV, sharpness and light.

Best regards,

Hi Francis
a great photo, from a perfect upwords pov.
one can see a lot of Gozo in this well captured image. rich with elements, from the harbour via village up to the dominating church.
fine layers of interest and beauty.
I enjoy this fabulous postcard.

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2010-04-19 10:09]

Endless picture with lots and lots to see Frans,to be honest i would add some more darkness and contrast.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-04-19 14:49]

Hello Francis! I think the vertical composition worked fine here, the eye goes from the boats to the bell tower very smoothly. The well lit village looks great against the darker sky, well seen and well done, thanks!


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  • Nokin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 109 W: 0 N: 110] (1385)
  • [2010-04-20 4:22]


sehr schöne Aufnahme mit vielen Details ,Pov,Licht und Schärfe Top

Gruß Detlef

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