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Two Churches

Two Churches
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: 2012-05-01
Categories: Nature, Architecture, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Nikon D7000
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-02 9:24
Viewed: 1948
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These two churches in the village of Ghajnsielem, meaning "Peaceful Spring", which is a municipality on the southeastern coast of the island of Gozo in Malta, including the entire island of Comino. It has a population of 3,260 residents and is the first Gozitan village that greets the visitor on leaving Mġarr Harbor towards the Gozitan heartland. Its name originated from the water spring, around which in 1700, Grandmaster Perellos built an arcade containing public washbasins and fresh water spouts. Attractions include Lourdes Chapel with its sharp steeple and underlying niche of Our Lady of Lourdes and the towering of Ghajnsielem Parish Church.
This is a silhouette in contre-jour of the two churches against an evening sky during sunset.

Exif Info:
Lens Focal Length: 250.00 mm (18-250 mm F3.5-F6.3)
Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec
F-Number: F20.0
ISO: 200
Compensation: EV 0/6

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Hello Francis, a dramatic scene with the buildings in silhouette against the golden sky.
If I look carefully I can make out the shapes of more fg buildings.I like the way that the light can be seen through the windows of the church towers and spires.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Wow! Awesome capture of those churches! Love the backlighting. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-05-02 9:59]


Fantastique vue et iamge superbe cpatage et compo quel découpage dans ce ciel orangé quelle vue sur ces clochers, sueprbe.

bravo et amitié


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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-05-02 10:04]

Hello Francis Xavier,
The photo is full of details of the church building is designed like a masterful picture is so beautiful with the contrasting colors.
My best regards.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-05-02 10:28]

Beautiful silhouettes of the churches against the fiery sky, I like the light in the windows of towers

I enjoy such kind of sights especially when one can see the immense contrast between the silhouettes of the historical buildings against a golden sky, and you captured such moment beautifully, Francis!

Great quality work with amazing sharpness and clarity.
The colors are natural and DOF is well done.
A nice work!

Thanks and regards,

Olá Francis,
Solemn evening ritual almost ennobled by the presence of two beautiful churches.
You got a beautiful moment of faith.
Warm wishes,

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2012-05-02 11:44]

Hi Francis,
Wonderful color tones on this. You've managed your settings well- enough details are still present, yet nice contrast between sky and churches... Nice job an TFS Julie

Hello Francis,
Two churches and three spires standing tall and proud and beautiful against the light of dusk. Excellent exposure with no dead dark or washed out areas. Excellent tonal range. Well done my friend.

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-05-02 13:11]

Hi Francis,

The silhouette in contre-jour of the two churches against an evening orange suset sky is well done. I liek the composition the color contrast and POV. Very nice work. TFS

Hi Francis, What a beautiful capture of two so different architectural churches - enhances by themost beautiful golden sunset. A pic to keep as a treasure.
Kindest regards, Francis - Monika

Boa noite dear Francis,

Very beautiful colors and excellent light.
Great presentation of these two churchs against the wonderful ssky.


Hi Francis Xavier

A nice shot, perfect against the light of the various towers
of this village which means "peaceful spring"
Beautiful clear skies ablaze obediently.
Light enters through the windows wisely.
Well done good work. TFS


Hi Francis,
A very nice silhouettes of the two churches of the village of Ghajnsielem in Malta,
Beautiful golden sky well presented and composed with and excellent point of view.
good contrast and light..
well done.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-05-02 19:59]

Hello Francis

Superb graphism of the dark shadowed spires against the lighter orange sunset skies. Good sharpness and shadow detail. I like the subtle aerial perspective. Well composed using the rule of thirds. Tfs!

HiGFrancis. I like the composition highlighting the structures of these two Gothic style churches and in the background a Byzantium style dome against a warm evening sky. Malta has such rich history and culture.Good timing and neat work. Cheers.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-05-03 4:20]

Hi Francis.

So, so subtle and yet so so effective. The golden tones as the backdrop is all it takens.........as well as an attractive skyline of course. Very well taken Francis. TFS

Stv :0))

Bonjour Francis Xavier,
Jolies silhouettes de ces deux églises se fondant dans un joli ciel couleur or...
Il a fait beau chez toi, ce jour du 1er mai, quelle chance!!!!

Hi Francis..nice artistic shot...excellent tones and details. Nice work.


Excellent control of light to show the beautiful golden light and yet retain good detail in the shadows. Nice composition.

> You have found a very nice picture of these three towers.
Colors are nice and presentation. I love the silhouettes,
This gives depth and perspective.
Sharpness and clarity are nice.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a good weekend,


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