This is another pov of the Parish Church, a spectacular building in the village of Mellieħa. The moment was taken during the ‘Mellieħa Nights’, a local festival celebrated with concerts, lights and street shows.
Towards the end of the 19th century, when the Sanctuary of Lady of Mellieħa was becoming too small for the ever-growing Mellieħa community, it was felt necessary to build a new church. The British Government had already allocated an area near Miżieb for the building of the Parish Church but Parish Priest Francis Maria Magri had other plans, for he wanted the Parish Church to be as near as possible to the Sanctuary so as not to divide the Parish. Its foundation stone was laid in 1883 and it took 14 years of hard voluntary work for it to be completed. The white upper coralline-limestone building-stones were cut from a quarry in Armier and brought over on carts by the locals. It was blessed in 1897 though still without its belfries which were built later in 1920. It was later consecrated in 1930. Today various architectural works, sculptures, statues and paintings embellish this unique church.
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Silvio1953 (105381) 2013-09-08 9:47
Ciao Daniel, fascinating nocturne shoot, great exposure, fantastic colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
yquem46 (35290) 2013-09-08 9:48
Excellent night full of summer life, with amazing colors on the facade
Well done, good sunday evening
Romano46 (11393) 2013-09-08 10:23
titolo appropriato alla foto che hai proposto e che riprende nel dettaglio lo stesso soggetto che già avevi proposto in visione diurna inserito in un contesto più ampio.
Questa tua seconda proposta è valida quanto la prima, se non di più perchè la bella illuminazione del tutto particolare dell'edificio è già uno spettacolo di suo e l'avere inserito l'architettura in un ambiento ricco di presenza umana disegna molto bene quelli che potevano essere i festeggiamenti legati alla particolare illuminazioone.
Hai colto il tutto in una composizione bel calibrata ed eseguita con molta cura, nonostante le difficoltà tecniche di un tale tipo di ripresa.
Il risultato è stato più che buono e ne puoi essere più che soddisfatto.
Ciao e buona serata
claudeD (26916) 2013-09-08 10:56
very fine and colorul night shot with a perfect light managment. very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Nicou (105679) 2013-09-08 11:09
superbe vue et image très très belle lumière sur cette église fantastique captage et image avec les personnage et le projections sur la façade.
marabu61 (5863) 2013-09-08 12:20
Now that is one colorful church here. It adds a real festive mood to the plazza and the festival that is going on. Splendid night shot.
have a great day
cargus (7556) 2013-09-08 12:35
Superbe scène de nuit, joué dans les plus belles couleurs, image claire et bien fait.!!
mesutilgim (72900) 2013-09-08 13:00
Amazing nocturnal capture from Malta with very good light management.
TFS and best regards
carlo62 (19333) 2013-09-08 13:34
eccellente esposizione, la vista di queste luci colorate è splendida, ancor più bella considerando dove sono state proiettate le luci.
lousat (64069) 2013-09-08 14:42
Hi Daniel,a new pic of this great spectacle offered by the colorful lights on the church,a masterwork talking about the quality,it's always difficult to take situations like this!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
PeakXV (215) 2013-09-08 19:07
Vibrant nocturnal composition, full of life and color. The neon hues are really moving and in contrast with the after hours sky. The crowd milling about as if in celebration of such divine light. Very well done.
GiovanniG (2315) 2013-09-08 22:21
Again a fine capture in difficult light. Wonderfully rendered with great POV. Well done once again Daniel!
jjcordier (67180) 2013-09-08 23:24
Pas très fan de ces illuminations que je trouve un peu kitschs mais j'admire la photo que tu en as réalisée, bien composée et exposée.
papon (1283) 2013-09-08 23:33
Nice picture!! Well managed light in the night.Good color and sharpnss.
All the best,
krzychu30 (12605) 2013-09-09 1:34
magnificnet night composition,that captures perfectly festive mood of the scene!
The church is illuminated really beautiful with so warm colors.
Good work and perfect presentation!
(unfortunately I was only by day in Mellieha)
Have a nice day
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-09-10 10:44
I love the spectacular burst of rich colours of a striking night shot so well refined in such good clarity with lively people presence. A splendid photo to remember and I think you did a great job recording the spectacle so skillfully, Well done.
wolf38 (29116) 2013-09-13 3:51
Hi Daniel. The fantastic colors make this photo a real eye-catcher. In addition, the photo wins by the people around. Good handling of light. Overall, a top shot.
Gigidusud (10158) 2013-09-16 14:40
Beautiful illuminated Church. Splendid night shot. I like a lot!
ourania (18532) 2013-09-18 7:22
this is a superb night shot. I love the way you've captured the spectacle, faithfully and impressively, without side effects that would undermine the charm of the architecture or the animosity and the atmosphere in the square. The black sky is a very effective backfrop and you've managed lighting, depth and clarity excellently so that no detail is lost. The colours are very lovely and there's an attractive play of shadows in the foreground. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
mjw364 (6142) 2013-09-19 2:49
Great night time shot. Love the colours and the patterns of light on the building and there is plenty of detail in the shadows in the FG too. Well exposed. Great shot!
mkamionka (27051) 2013-09-25 7:10
I like this church, it is (very small) to be seen also in one of my photos but I really don't like what they did to it. It is worse then the early Las Vegas style.
But you did a great job presenting this interesting even here. As kitschy as it is -it is part of their lives and you did a great reportage photo of it.
Very well done!
adores (30783) 2013-10-08 10:03
It must be really great to have the chance to watch such a show. The church is really colourful and eye catching. It's a nice summer shot, with all the people around, watching the show.