I know it´s not the most original view,but I wanted to start my new series with more "classic"or "postcard" composition to give you more general impression of Malta and its architecture.
I took the picture from the Promenade in Sliema,which provides the best view of the capital city of Malta-Valletta.
It´s HDR made from 5 pictures in different exposure.
I hope you´ll like it!
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rigoletto (32770) 2013-09-07 7:03
valletta, a beautiful old city. postcards are not much your style but you did it very well. your vantage point and pp work rule. compliments.
luciola (2642) 2013-09-07 7:06
Ciekawy, kamienny kraj. Ladna panorama.
pajaran (41787) 2013-09-07 7:17
Dobar dan, popodne.
Lep pogled ...
Dobar kompozicija, lepa panorama.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad u HDR tehnici, lepo pokazana arhitektura.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje za vikend.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Nice view ...
Good composition, beautiful panorama.
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work in HDR technique, demonstrated good architecture.
Nice afternoon and all the best for the weekend.
KristinsCamera (1931) 2013-09-07 7:19
An inviting panorama with captivating colors, nicely presented. I don't usually fall for 'postcards' but this one does exactly what it is supposed to do -- it encourages me to visit Malta myself, and also makes me curious to see what else you have for us :)
ikeharel (44125) 2013-09-07 8:07
Fantastic "mild" HDR, Krzysztof, well made of 5 diff. pic.'s.
Town under beautiful golden lights, yet kept the fine outlines under a stunning 30 sec.exp.
My cong.'s, Fine shot.
lousat (64295) 2013-09-07 8:23
Not original,but this is what the people of TE want and like....ehehe....a postcard is always a winner solution,and i like a lot your pic,the choice of the moment make the difference,a magnificent blue hour taken in the best exposure and whit fantastic details and colors,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
subhendu_bagchi (21140) 2013-09-07 8:28
excellent composition here. Nice to see the blue hour shot. Great work with 5 differently exposed shots... The front building is a bit overexposed but overall very pleasant to see. The colours are good and the depth is just endless. Thanks for sharing it.
danos (78144) 2013-09-07 8:29
vary nice and original shot during the lbue hour.I like the created different layers with the well lighted waterfront to makes the image so beautiful and unique.During this hour,we can see a lot of the details of the buildings.
Romano46 (11607) 2013-09-07 8:53
una stupenda ora blu nella quale il cielo ed il mare racchiudono in una bella cornice d'azzurro la splendida visione della città maltese, nella quale la luce artificiale ricca di raggi colorati fa assumere un aspetto magico alla bella architetura.
Un mix di colori e di illuminazione che dà luogo ad una visione fiabesca, composta in maniera perfetta e messa in risalto da una nitidezza di grande rilievo.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
PaulVDV (17333) 2013-09-07 9:19
WOW! A splendid blue hour picture and wonderful view of La Valletta.
The yellow illumination of the town walls provides a brilliant contrast with the sky and the sea.
I love this view showing the typical architecture of Malta very clear. Even the famous balconies are well visible.
I bet you got a lot of splendid pictures of La Valletta, Malta and Gozo.
Best regards, Paul
cornejo (22590) 2013-09-07 9:20
Krzysztof Witaj, lovely view of the beautiful city lit up at the blue hour, perfectly captured with a great pov, in this beautiful photograph. An interesting image of an interesting city. Very good sharpness and quality. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
ktanska (22712) 2013-09-07 9:50
Yes, it's a classic view of Valletta, the dome and those walls are impressive. And the colours of this shot look really good, cool blue with yellow highlights.
goodwill (4879) 2013-09-07 10:06
No doubt this is a beautiful postcard from Malta. The final outcome of not only the long exposure but also of your five efforts is worth appreciating.
Good night from India,
macjake (45588) 2013-09-07 12:54
glad to see you back so you can post some new photos! haha
Daniel was just recently in Malta as well, so was Mariusz, perhaps there was a deal on the flights or what!
I knew you would have some hdr shots for us, so i can't wait to see what else you have in the near future.
the hdr really makes the architecture come alive with sharpness and clarity, especially the dome! There's no way it could be that well defined in a 'regular' shot!
lets see some more
tedesse (24006) 2013-09-07 13:52
Piekna panorama Valletta!
Dobry POV i kompozycja, ladne kolory i ostrosc.
limielski (2573) 2013-09-07 14:51
Robi wrazenie te dwa pasy błekitu i 'żółte miasto' na brzegu przykuwa uwage - ładna kompozycja.
jcpix (6640) 2013-09-07 19:17
Welcome home! Until recently, I don't recall seeing too many pictures from Malta, so considering this as "postcard" or not doesn't matter because it's a beautiful panorama of the capital city no matter the deemed classification. You've done it justice to showcase it with this deserving rendition. An immaculate display of detail, everything appears incredibly sharp. The HDR treatment suits this rather well.
A blend of images taken at such prime time as well, I love the mixture of warm artificial lights with the blue hour sky and the sea water below. It's all so smooth, crisp, and well executed. This particular point of view is deceiving, I initially thought it was off balance, but a closer look shows that everything is pretty well level. Must have been a slightly odd angle. A superb start, sure hope to see many more from your trip, because this is a great indication of what we will be treated with. :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend my friend. Take care.
Wishing you a relaxing day,
abmdsudi (32529) 2013-09-07 19:48
It's nicely central framed city scene by the water at blue hour emphasizing the overall detail. Honestly I feel something is not right here; it lacks sharpness appears to be out of focus, the warm areas bit of overexposed and you did nail the exposure to more acceptable level. Generally this looks flat except for the orange tone - it's neither here nor there kind of image lacking the punch needed for night photography. Hope my sincere negative comments are acceptable to you. Thanks
annjackman (15581) 2013-09-07 23:16
A lovely picture as an introduction to yor new series of images of Malta. The colours are stunningly beautiful. Very well taken. I look forward to more from this series.
Kind Regards, Ann
Indrasish (2351) 2013-09-08 0:04
My dear friend,
Excellent shot dear.. I like the composition and the excellent light management.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. And thanks as ever for your informative note.. Very well done Krzysztof..
Good afternoon from Kolkata and have a nice sunday..
Noel_Byrne (13436) 2013-09-08 3:01
Postcard perfect is the way to describe this, and for me that is a compliment of the highest order. Ht more can we say of an image than if people wish to bring it home and view it forever, as I would with this excellent shot.
The city is framed so perfectly between the almost identical blues of the sea and sky, and the vita is lit Pierre toy, especially those sea walls glowing warm golden yellow. The city itself then is serb, as you have included both it's majesty in the tower and dome to the left, but also it's day to day urbanity with the many houses spread acros the scene. The light is classic and the pin sharpness of the whole scene really impressive. I feel I've I could zoom right in and lok untrue windows of any building here.
Beautiful sut, looking forward to mor from the series.
Have a great Sunday
ourania (18738) 2013-09-08 6:15
welcome back from your holiday in this beautiful and mysterious country, it must have been very rewarding in all aspects! Your first picture from Malta is superb, it presents the familiar and always attractive view in a special and unique way. I love the quality and the depth of the blue tones, the quiet, evening aspect of the city and the playfulness of the warm and bright lights. The sharp and clear details offer interest and vibrancy and there's a very intriguing effect produced by the the texture of the water and of the warmly lit parts: it's like you've photographed a time lapse, like we are watching time passing over the imposing capital that preserves its centuries old allure. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
fabbs99 (11218) 2013-09-08 11:40
Excellent shot full of colors and lights.Exotic touch to this unique frame.Very well done.TFS.
bayno (18338) 2013-09-09 0:32
looks like the beginning of a blue hours, the cool shades go well with those hot artificial lights ... perfectly executed snap with beautiful details, great view...
wait for new post of the place ;)
have a good day...
Hansaphotos (6111) 2013-09-09 5:31
A lovely blue hour capture from this interesting city. A well balanced HDR version that give it the extra touch. I really like the colour combination of blue and orange. Great work! TFS.
Have a nice week.
Best regards, Erling
Silvio1953 (105653) 2013-09-09 9:58
Ciao Krzysztof, fascinating blue hour, fantastic light, wonderful colors and splendid exposure, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mcmtanyel (5321) 2013-09-09 17:03
Classic or not, this is a very nice photo. Your experiment with HDR worked out just fine. I love the hue of the blue hour vs the yellow of the sodium lights.
emka (64214) 2013-09-09 17:15
Witaj Krzysztof, Przepiękna pocztówka z Malty. teraz będziecie konkurowali z Danielem, on tez był ostatnio na Malcie. Znakomity hdr, wszystko idealnie naświetlone, cudowne kolory i ostrośc obsydianu. I duzu format bardzo sie przydaje. Czekam na dalsze zdjecia.
PS. Będe w piątek w Kolonii, krótko, przejazdem.
Sonata11 (31253) 2013-09-09 19:35
co za piekna kompozycja z Malty. Pieknie pokazana architektura i jego oswietlenia. Sliczne zlociste swiatlo dodaje niesamowicie pieknego efektu w polaczeniu z niebieskim kolorem i w dodatku w HDR. Musi tam byc bardzo pieknie i ciekawie. Slicznie wykonane zdjecie pod kazdym wzgledem. Fantastyczna praca. Moje gratulacje.
mesutilgim (73080) 2013-09-10 3:41
Very nice blue hour capture from Malta.
Good pov and perfect light management.
TFS and best regards
kasianowak (3474) 2013-09-10 5:46
Bardzo piekne wieczorne zdjecie, kolory sa naprawde cudowne! Bardzo dobrze uchwycony kontrast miedzy cieplymi tonami oswietlonych murow miejskich oraz niebiem i morzem. Dwa pasy niebieskosci u gory i dolu zdjecia sprawiaja wrazenie ramki.
Ps. Wczoraj wrocilam z Finlandii, bylo super. :)
dkmurphys (42597) 2013-09-10 6:10
Truly spectacular view during the blue hour. The fortified city is quite amazing. Well taken, fine atmosphere, right?
eldancer1 (20850) 2013-09-10 9:16
I like the effect of long exposure--making this scene looks golden. Great pov and it has good dof with nice details. Love the colors. Well done, tfs.
mvdisco (17122) 2013-09-10 19:21
Hi Krzysztof, Bonjour,
WoW! Amazing postcard with beautiful tone of colors and light,
A sharp and clear presentation.
Great old architecture of Valetta in the island of Malta,
s_lush (16054) 2013-09-12 13:24
This blue-hour shot looks highly attractive and aesthetic due to the great old architecture, bright illumination and excellent photographic technique you used. Perfectly good presentation of Malta's capital city!
josepmarin (56517) 2013-09-16 2:25
a beautiful capture at blue-hour here!
I love the fantastic contrast between the blue of the sky and of the sea, with the golden tonalities of the lighting of the city.
A wonderful architecture in this excellently managed photo.
siudzi (27779) 2013-09-21 12:46
Nie wiem, czy jest to klasyczny widok, ale śmiało mogę stwierdzić, że jest absolutnie piękny! Kompozycja złotych oraz niebieskich tonacji zbudowała niesamowity kadr. Bardzo mi się podoba, świetna praca.
gervaso (9247) 2013-09-26 18:04
The blue hour gives wonderful colors to the picture, and so does the illumination of the city! Really a wonderful view of the city! Excellent composition with very good quality! Great job!
adramad (30989) 2013-09-27 8:21
Superb panoramic, at the blue hour, which stands for beauty, the great dome and the tower next to it, curious the effect of lights on the avenue coast, is a rare bonus for the composition, which makes it different.
Precious these shades of blue.
A very bright image with optimum clarity.
Have a nice weekend.
All the best.
Cricri (92267) 2013-10-26 11:11
Une merveilleuse vue de la ville entre heure bleu du ciel et le bleu de la mer, le jaune des lumières crée une ambiance très agréable, superbe réalisation
- Copyright: Krzysztof Kusy (krzychu30) (12777)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-04
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G AF-S VR
- Exposure: f/10.0, 30 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-07 6:59