This is the statue of Neptune in the Neptune Courtyard of Master's Palace in Valletta.
Neptune (Latin: Neptūnus) was the Roman god of freshwater and the sea in Roman religion. He is the counterpart of the Greek god Poseidon. In the Greek-influenced tradition, Neptune was the brother of Jupiter and Pluto, each of them presiding over the realms of Heaven, our earthly world, and the Underworld, respectively.
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danos (92654) 2014-07-20 2:00
nice the view of the statue of Neptune in the courtyard Palace.The arched corridor adds depth and perspective in the scene lead-in the eye on it.
Nicou (133510) 2014-07-20 2:13
quel arche et vue superbe quelle belle lumière et compo fantastique vue et cadrage avec la statue de la végétation superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Royaldevon (34773) 2014-07-20 2:30
I do love the feeling of depth, created as we follow the textured, cobbled pathway, through the different archways, before we eventually reach Neptune, strongly placed in the frame.
It is important to have a strong focal point at the end, otherwise there can be a feeling of disappointment.
Have a lovely day,
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-20 2:50
love shots like this! Always enticing and all the more so when executed and composed so proficiently as here. All the elements are perfectly placed and your light management just does the rest really. Superb!
Enjoy your Sunday - B.
snunney (92616) 2014-07-20 3:06
I didn't get to see this courtyard, it seamed to be out of bounds to tourists. The archway makes an excellent natural frame for the statue of Neptune. Very good light management accompanied by fine colours and clarity. Have a pleasant Sunday.
marabu61 (10023) 2014-07-20 3:10
Good use of the arch to let us have a sneak peek in to the pleasant courtyard with its fine greenery, the interesting balcony and of corse the neptune statue that takes center stage here.
have a great sunday
jhm (146700) 2014-07-20 3:42
You use the gate on a wonderful way, these look through care for depth and perspective.
With all perfect details.
You show us a wonderful sharp and clear picture.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Ninello52 (7576) 2014-07-20 4:08
Bella inquadratura con il cortile visto attraverso l'arco! Molto bella la luce che scalda i colori della pietra. Complimenti!
Sergiom (70678) 2014-07-20 5:58
J'aime beaucoup la profondeur de cette image.Le regard suit naturellement les arches dans l'image qui exposent dans la lumière de la cour.
carlo62 (41323) 2014-07-20 9:48
il Nettuno è solo un optional in questa bellissima foto.
La cornice creata con l'arco, racchiude molti splendidi dettagli, ottima l'esposizione e belli sono i colori.
cornejo (37729) 2014-07-20 12:07
Hello Daniel, very good picture of this pretty interesting arch framed by composition, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Cricri (113671) 2014-07-20 14:21
Bonne gestion ombre a la lumière, beaucoup de détails et de décorations depuis l'arche, belle présentation
jjcordier (79289) 2014-07-20 22:18
Belle composition pour mettre en vedette cette statue. J'admire ta maîtrise de l'exposition et ton sens du cadrage.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-07-23 10:19
Hello Daniel - This is beautifully managed, you have the balance between the interior and exterior light finely tuned and we can see and enjoy so much detail and atmosphere. Congratulations on a lovely piece of work.
siolaw (38292) 2014-07-24 2:27
A good view through the arch, concentrating the view to the Neptune statue in the background.
Exposure is well managed.
Silvio1953 (133860) 2014-07-25 5:55
Ciao Daniel, great view of beautiful curtyard, lovely composition well framed by arch, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ChrisJ (107157) 2014-07-25 11:39
Nice reflections in the fg cobblestone path with good framing by the arches. Excellent sharpness and the Neptune statue makes a fine focal point. Backlight has been well managed. Good shadow detail and natural looking colour. Tfs!
abmdsudi (48830) 2014-07-29 21:23
This has a feeling of symmetry and adventure, exploring dark corridors leading to the highlighted backdrop which has actually served you quite well in illuminating the stone texture, and this would concentrate the atmosphere for me. Luvly warm colours, exposure control and lighting effects, they work very well together but love this type of golden light so much. Great shot, Congrats and TFS.
siudzi (34141) 2014-07-30 1:07
What a lovely place you have discovered for this beautiful capture. Really amazing one with so many interesting elements of the scene. Excellent light management made the work perfect. TFS!
Have a nice day!