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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: 2009-10-31
Categories: Nature, Mood
Camera: Nikon D70s, Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 (IF) Macro
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-03 1:08
Viewed: 1327
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sunset from the Grand Harbour of Malta, Valletta

ISO 800
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A really good colour you've captured here Francis - nice pink glow to everything.

Compo's good with the sweeping curve of the harbour on the right and sharp throughout. Little noisy in lower left but the rest of the pic looks smooth.


Hello Francis,

A fine pov, using the waterway as a funneling lead into your shot. The converging lines of the river show lovely contrasts of buildings and purposes.
The lilac hue is very pleasing, allowing the strong orange glows of the lamps to have a big impact.
I would, perhaps, have cropped a little more from the sky for a better 'thirds' ratio and to give a more panoramic impression.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

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  • psyce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 25 N: 207] (2856)
  • [2009-11-03 1:19]

I like the mood of the photo! your vantage point made the photo spectacular! a well composed shot too.. TFS

grt shot Francis lovely scene good lighting and very well presented
tfs bryan

hi francis
great shot of the harbour, ,good purple hues cast by this excellent sunset great cloud formation.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-11-03 1:33]

Hi Francis...
Nice sunset with so nice soft colors...
Nice perspective...

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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2009-11-03 1:43]

Excellent sunset picture, Francis!
Great colors, lighting and composition.
Well done!

TFS and greetings from Netherlands,

Beautiful capture of lovely sunset colors with great perfection and nice sharpness, Francis!
I like the light reflected on the water and the building in this dim hours of the day.

Very well done.

best regards,

Hi Fransis,
What a beautiful sunset and excellent usage of ISO 800.
Lovely colors, wonderful lighting sky with clouds, river and ships, and, of course, amazing lighting points of the harbor creates wonderful harbor composition. I like it.
Good work.

Best regards,

Hello Francis,
Nice composition, eye catching color spectrum and mood.
Bravo dear friend.
Selahattin E

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-11-03 2:30]

What a wonderful colours in this excellent compo !


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-11-03 2:50]

Hi Francis

A superb sunset, with subtle pastel colours, & marvellous reflections in the peaceful, harbourside waters. Good sharpness & framing, & the ships provide good focal points. I like the sweeping curve at right. Tfs!

Hello, Francis -
Beautifully composed sunset scene. The curve of the wonderful buildings along the shoreline frame the right side and lead the eye through the image. The fading daylight, the twinkling artificial lights and subtle sky colors create a wonderful mood. Nicely done.

Bonjour Francis.
Une belle image qui nous fait découvrir cette ville avec de belles lumières du soir.
Le ciel est magnifique et le contraste sombre bien adapté.
Bonne journée.

Hi Francis!
amazing color! adding very nice mood to the whole photo!
great composition! and i love the lights from the city lights that are captured really nice...perfect exposure!
best regards,

Beautiful sunset, great capttureand deffinition. TFS

Hi Francis
Impressive capture and atmosphere
Amazing colors, light and mood
Have a nice days

Hi Francis,
Beautiful sunset and excellent point of view,
good light and great colors,
excellent details and reflection .
beautiful clouds and lovely sky too,

Hello Francis
no autumn in Malta?
terrific details and clarity
the mood in this is so grate really invite me to get in the plane and arrive there
beautiful lights and impressive sky
love the silhouettes of the clouds
a calm atmosphere with nice POV and DOF
Have a nice evening!

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2009-11-03 8:32]

Hi Francis,
Nothing is finer than a sunset on the harbor! What a beautiful view here. Excellent mood and tones in this. I love the details captured. Well done and TFS Julie

Hi friend
lovely night scene
wonderful lights and colors
you have catch very nice sky.

  • Tanjicka Gold Star Critiquer [C: 871 W: 0 N: 807] (4207)
  • [2009-11-03 10:10]

Hello Francis Xavier,

Amazing composition.
Great POV, light and sharpness.
The colors are perfectly shown.

Best regards,

Hi Francis,

A breathtaking capture of this harbour. The lighting creates an intriguing mood to the photo, as well as the beauty of the harbor its self. This is where you live??? Awesome!


Hi Francis.
I love the warm magenta tones here. Fantastic POV and lovely composition with the road on the right, leading eye into the photo. Perfect sharpness. I also like the lights of the port.

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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2009-11-03 11:08]

Hello Francis!
Wonderful panoramic view to a beautiful place!with
great sunset colours,lighting,depth and atmosphere!
Regards and tfs

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-11-03 16:30]

dear Francis Xavier,
a fine violet time, you took with fully sun-setting ambience,
this your width and depth make excellent panoramic view,
and light and colors show us touching atmosphere of the harbour, it is superb,
thank you for your excellent shot,

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-11-03 18:29]
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Hi Francis,
This is a very beautiful capture!
Have you used a filter to obtain this superbe old pink glowing the whole image? The effect is superb and renders a gorgeous mood at this sunset. Bravo! Annie

beautiful panorama taken at just the right time - the light enhances the city scape and even makes the cranes look romantic Nice work
warm regards

Hi Francis,
What an amazing sunset vith good POV, colours and perspective.TFS.


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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2009-11-04 0:43]

Salut Francis,
J'aime cette excellente photo avec la rue et la ville qui cadre bien la droite et nous ouvre sur le port et ce magnifique ciel


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-11-04 6:22]


quel ciel, quelle couleur, une merveille ces tons rosées qui se reflètents sur l'eau, tous ces gros bâteaux,, la cilla dans la courbe, ce lumières qui scintillent, fantastique vue.

Bravo et amitié

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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-11-04 6:26]

Hi Francis,
Lovely pink evening atmosphere.
Very good POV. Image with alot of

Hi Francis
fabulous sunset. unique tones.
great shot. good pov and dof.
the twilight time is perfectly seen in this well captured image.

Hello Francis - This is a beautiful sunset shots with the streetlights adding a little extra ambience. Good sharpness and point of view. Very nice evening colors.
Have a good day,

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