A lady takes advantage of a deserted street café close to the cathedral of Saint John in Valletta to take a welcome rest in the shade.
A little information about Valletta from Wikipedia:
Valletta is the capital of Malta, colloquially known as Il-Belt (English: The City) in Maltese. It is located in the central-eastern portion of the island of Malta; the historical city has a population of 6,675. Valletta is the second southernmost capital of the EU member states after Nicosia.
Valletta contains buildings from the 16th century onwards, built during the rule of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, also known as Knights Hospitaller. The city is essentially Baroque in character, with elements of Mannerist, Neo-Classical and Modern architecture in selected areas. World War II left major scars on the city. The City of Valletta was officially recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980.
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jhm (140090) 2014-06-28 1:38
I like it, your picture through the nice bright moment between façade and the dark green old kiosk.
The woman is a nice addition and gives more life at the picture.
Very well composition, nice captured.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
timecapturer (49286) 2014-06-28 2:38
I think all us northern Europeans can identify with this. A piece of shade in a hot but beautiful city. A shot that captures the intimacy and atmosphere of this amazing and fascinating old city perfectly.
Have a good weekend - B.
Sergiom (61210) 2014-06-28 5:15
Elle a bien fait, car il n'y a rien du plus inutile qu'une chaise vise, surtout lorsqu'elle est à l'ombre et devant un monument ou une cathédrale. Une belle scène de la vie quotidienne.
emka (79992) 2014-06-28 6:23
Hi Stephen, Nice view of this street in Valetta, so deserted, with the umbrella closed. Early in the morning maybe? But the women seems to change her mind to have something there, or she noticed you. Very nice light and very pleasant atmosphere.
WArm regrads MAlgo
ourania (32169) 2014-06-28 7:49
finding a shade like this in Valletta must be very rewarding, I've learned from the photos that I've seen on TE that the sunshine there is too strong and that you need to climb steps and uphill roads to explore the city. The shade in your picture is very pleasing, refreshing and clear. The contrast with the sunlit parts tells us effectively what a fine shelter this area is. I like the depth, the colours and the clarity as well as the contact the lady is making with the viewer. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
amaryllis (35079) 2014-06-28 7:55
une terrasse ncore presque vide, seule une femme s'assied à l'ombre de préférence, une belle façade en arrière plan et les parasols encore fermés mais probablement pas pour longtemps
Nicou (123314) 2014-06-28 8:06
Avec la terrasse quelle scène scène de rue ce kiosque noir le rendu sur la pavage merveilleux
Bravo et amitié
imageme (1767) 2014-06-28 8:28
Hi Stephen, The lady has found a nice cool spot from the strong sun to rest. Perfect exposure which brings out the natural light and tones in the environment at that particular moment. The shade and the sunlight are well shown with good angle. The addition of the kiosque is a good combination with the elements in the composition. Great details and clarity. Regards
Noel_Byrne (24852) 2014-06-28 8:49
This image made me smile, as I would do the exact same thing. I would save all year to go on holidays, and when I get there I spend so much time looking for shade to avoid my Irish skin being roasted to a bright shade of red :) I like that she is the only one here, you captured a very nice moment of candid relaxation.
Thanks as always
SnapRJW (31483) 2014-06-29 1:57
Late afternoon and it looks as if the pavement cafe is about to shut for the day. Furled umbrellas and a single patron give the impression that business is slow Stephen. An attractive scene with difficult contrasting light and shade which I think you have managed well. I love the look of the green kiosk and wonder what its function is or was.
Have a sunny Sunday
macjake (57074) 2014-06-30 10:06
now this has me wondering...what IS that large thing on the left?
and is it still being used today? or is it just simply a 'store' selling cigarettes and newspapers but its closed at the moment?
We don't have such things on the streets of Vancouver like that. anyways, an interesting post.
enjoy your day
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (84971)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-28 0:07