This was taken from a street balcony of the fortified walls around Mellieħa cathedral. Down there is the bay and the touristic resorts.
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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ricardomattos (3532) 2013-10-06 10:56
Very atractive view of thisbay in Malta. Lovely frame and lights here.A romantic view too.
fabbs99 (11102) 2013-10-06 11:41
It is a very beautiful and compelling view of a street in the blue hour.Exposure as well as resolution are very good.Excellent image quality. Very well done. TFS.
mesutilgim (72978) 2013-10-06 12:27
Nice blue hour capture from Malta. Very good pov through the arch of the balcony.
TFS and best regards
boa (4605) 2013-10-06 12:57
pleasant blue hour shot from Malta. I like how you have used the arch like a natural frame for this scene. A vertical format was the only right choice in this situation but the houses in the background looks rather boring compared with the historical environment that this shot was captured from. Tfs!
Have a nice evening.
point-blank (94) 2013-10-06 22:04
Beautiful composition. Like the idea of using the arch as frame. A nitpick. the halo around the top-left edge of the arch looks lil distracting, cld be a pp artifact or position of the sun.
jjcordier (67214) 2013-10-06 23:12
Beau cadrage et bonne gestion de la lumière dans cette photo pas facile à réaliser.
emka (64142) 2013-10-06 23:44
beautiful blue hour shot. Well situated this balcony that one can enjoy such splendid view. I like the Maltese cross there and the shadow of the railing. marvelous light.
jhm (127955) 2013-10-07 1:01
I love you specially light on the road between the nice decorative handrail of the balcony.
you chose a very nice frame with the arch, but extraordinarily the nice panoramic view in background too.
Nice composition, lovely presentation, TFS.
Have a nice new week,
subhendu_bagchi (21024) 2013-10-07 1:40
wow, what a good framing it is! Love the natural framing with the arch. Great colours and very good depth. Like the view through it. Excellent work. Tfs.
macondo (18461) 2013-10-07 2:51
This is a pleasing blue hour photo, which uses the arch beautifully to frame the view. The curve in the road gives the picture a good depth. The colours and the city lights give the picture a very warm feeling. Nicely done.
gervaso (9247) 2013-10-07 4:52
Wonderful view of the city through this balcony, with a very good frame used! Excellent light and colors! Wonderful composition! Well done!
holmertz (31260) 2013-10-07 6:33
You have captured the blue hour atmosphere very nicely in a well composed photo. The well lit vault and the nicely designed railings with the maltse cross make a good foreground. The evening light is well handled.
saxo042 (33912) 2013-10-07 7:57
A very good framing for this beautiful blue view of the cityscape below. A very attractive capture!
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-10-07 8:43
A great invitation to enjoy the town by night seen thru the antique looking balcony. Your smart framing with pleasant arrangement in this orientation, good balance of exposure to get the most out of the scene while picking out the delicacy of both world. Bright colours and good overall contrast on which you have captured admirably with excellent mixed lighting. Beautiful work, Congrats.
Romano46 (11461) 2013-10-07 9:23
Il paesaggio ripreso non è dei più belli in assoluto, ma la tua idea di incorniciarlo dentro l'arco e la particolare luce che illumina sia l'arco che la città sottostante, in un bel mix di luce artificiale e luce naturale, lo trasforma in qualcosa di molto suggestivo e guardando la tua foto sembra di essere presenti sul posto ad ammirare un giorno che muore ed una notte che si fa sempre più vicina.
Complimenti sia per l'ottima composizione che per la bravura che hai dimostrato nella gestione delle luci.
Ciao e buona settimana
cornejo (22496) 2013-10-07 10:10
Hi Daniel, nice view of the sunset from the balcony interesting, perfectemente captured in this lovely photograph. An interesting image, with good sharpness, nice color and light. A nice, good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
ktanska (22654) 2013-10-07 11:01
A beautiful window view. That opening makes very nice frame. Light is special. Blue hour skylight mixes with street light giving purple tones. And lamp out of view adds yellow tones to the right. That Maltese Cross is a special detail.
Alco (5447) 2013-10-07 18:33
Very nice shot on that bay with a beautiful foreground.Very good management of the light at the blue hour.TFS.
Have a nice day.
SWEETFREEDOM (19926) 2013-10-07 23:42
very nice the natural frame of the arch. good colors and light management.
bayno (18334) 2013-10-08 1:04
wonderful blue hour, i like the details you managed to get also in depth...very good tones...
have a good day...
josepmarin (56479) 2013-10-08 2:16
a good shot at blue-hour. You have skilfully used the arch as a nice frame on the landscape of the city and the sea.
There is a good exposure balance, and a beautiful colours, in a splendid composition.
adramad (30905) 2013-10-08 7:56
Wonderful picture, framed within the arch balcony, perfect moment with this time between late afternoon and evening.
A superb light management, sharpness is also perfect to enjoy the picture.
Very pretty color, which gives a lot of life to the image.
Very well done.
Have a good day.
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-10-09 18:59
Daniel, a big applaud for this magnificent vertical view from your balcony in Malta...the light is exceptional, the composition is like a dream come true!!
compliments and not enough...
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4612) 2013-10-09 23:06
Although this is not as sharp as the shots you've posted, it is still kind of attractive because of the colors illuminating. I like it when you included the walls, it makes us feel more natural, as if we were there taking a peek. Great handling on the exposure resulting to nice warm colors.
claudeD (26946) 2013-10-11 4:00
very fine blue hour shot from Malta with an excellent composition and fine colors. Very good light managment. Like the view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Angshu (52890) 2013-10-16 21:38
Good framing & fine exposure handling. The warm tones created by the light on the stones and the cool of the sky contrast well. Well composed & taken shot!
divail (7896) 2013-10-22 18:45
La composition est très belle, avec cette belle arche de pierre, et le travail du fer forgé du balcon bien en valeur. L'heure bleue fait un très beau fonds pour la photo.