During the August hot afternoons, you'll find the streets empty.
Valletta's streets and piazzas contain architecture ranging from early 16th century Baroque to Modernism. The city serves as the island's principal cultural centre and its unique collection of churches, palaces and museums attract visitors from around the world. When Benjamin Disraeli, future British Prime Minister, visited the city in 1830, he described it as "a city of palaces built by gentlemen for gentlemen," and remarked that "Valletta equals in its noble architecture, if it does not excel, any capital in Europe," and in other letters called it "comparable to Venice and Cádiz" and "full of palaces worthy of Palladio."
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npecanhuk (75144) 2014-08-09 4:55
Another lovely and charming narrow street! It looks so calm and peaceful too!
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, management of (sort of difficult)light, colors, grey & white borders, chosen pov, dof and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
daddo (26754) 2014-08-09 5:09
Hi Daniel.Reminds me of summers in Dalmatia- time for a siesta. As a child I used to swim with my friends all morning, have lunch and a siesta, then back to the sea.Excellent street shot with equally excellent exposure so that all the details are in full view.A difficult situation usually where there is bright light above and shaded areas below, but you have handled it all very professionally. Regards. Klaudio.
snunney (98297) 2014-08-09 5:50
It was extremely hot when we were there in June; I cannot imagine what it must be like during the height of summer. A fine perspective along this empty street with its typical Maltese balconies. Good light management accompanied by fine colours and clarity.
stamatis (2561) 2014-08-09 6:18
Well color balance, good composition, bright light and exact POV everything you managed perfectly.
Sergiom (78667) 2014-08-09 7:15
J'aime beaucoup l'effet entonnoir de ce cadrage vertical. J'aime aussi le fait que les deux côtés de la rue soient illuminés par une très belle lumière qui fait bien ressortir les détails.
adramad (45354) 2014-08-09 7:24
Sensational perspective of this beautiful street bordered facades, with abundance of gazebos, fine controlled lights and shadows.
Enjoy the weekend.
ifege (10367) 2014-08-09 7:55
Great light management to capture an imprressive street.
mayjayne (5862) 2014-08-09 8:27
I see well controlled lighting here, which is not easy on a hot summer afternoon....nicely taken and presented !
jjcordier (79297) 2014-08-09 22:54
Personne dans les rues, persiennes closes....la chaleur est là! Très bonne photo de cette rue de La Valette.
ChrisJ (113309) 2014-08-20 0:42
Smart choice of a vertical frame with superb use of diminishing linear perspective and vanishing point provided by the converging dual lines of the narrow street. The red flag contrasts well against the blue sky to give a nice warm vs cold color contrast. The car and people are well placed near the back vanishing point. Tfs!