Street impression, Valletta
Valletta, The Fortress City, Citta' Umilissima, “a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen” is Malta's capital city: a living, working city, the administrative and commercial heart of the Islands. Valletta is named after its founder, the respected Grand Master of the Order of St John, Jean Parisot de la Valette. The magnificent fortress city grew on the arid rock of Mount Sceberras peninsula, which rises steeply from two deep harbours, Marsamxett and Grand Harbour. Started in 1566, Valletta was completed, with its impressive bastions, forts and cathedral, in the astonishingly short time of 15 years.
Valletta has many titles, all recalling its rich historical past. It is the “modern” city built by the Knights of St John; a masterpiece of the Baroque; a European Art City and a World Heritage City. Ruled successively by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and the Order of the Knights of St John, it is one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.
The city is busy by day, yet retains a timeless atmosphere. The grid of narrow streets boasts some of Europe's finest art works, churches and palaces.
Hosting a vast cultural programme, walking around Valletta you’ll come across an intriguing historical site around every corner: votive statues, niches, fountains and coats of arms high up on parapets. Narrow side streets are full of tiny quaint shops and cafés, while Valletta’s main streets are lined with larger international branded shops for fashion, music, jewellery and much more. (Source: visitmalta)
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mauro61 (52623) 2010-10-01 3:13
bello il contrasto cromatico tra la facciata e le finestre con la diagonale della strada che attraversa lo scatto.
Perfettamnete collocato a margine il soggetto,
ktanska (24454) 2010-10-01 3:17
That sloping street is so typical to Valletta, and looks nice from tris side angle. Direction of light is optimal, shadows on top and bottom give good framing.
smarcell (19963) 2010-10-01 3:24
Good composition and good light.
Eye catching result
JCG (35129) 2010-10-01 3:40
A soft inclined staircase and an original architecture under a very beautiful light which gives many relief and interesting graphic effects. A good glance and this man give us a good scale in space. Thank you for the instructive note too.
With all my friendships and a very good day,
KLB (23723) 2010-10-01 3:42
You've caugt a great scene !
The sloping street brings dynamism to your picture, it's perfectly seen.
The strong contrast and the play of shades is perfectly managed.
The lonely walker is a great add.
serp2000 (38980) 2010-10-01 3:44
My compliments, Gyorgy,
Excellent photo with good graphism and nice colours.
Good title and interesting historic note.
Have a good WE!
dkmurphys (47798) 2010-10-01 3:44
A very different composition, more abstract and very well done. An ascendent movement, a great image captured. Well done.
Have a great day.
dta (64142) 2010-10-01 3:50
Hello George ,
A superb street scene , with both the dynamism provided by the walker and the stairs , and the vibrant colors of the beautiful facade .
Excellent framing and light management .
Juzo (4335) 2010-10-01 4:21
Ahh..I love your shots of Valletta, really..I just want to go there :)
This is nice composition, the angles and lines work well to give the shot balance but also make it interesting. The colour tones are rich.
Bluejeans (64247) 2010-10-01 5:25
Ola George ,
Que beleza de foto tem uma luz fantástica , linda a parede de fundo com estes tons de amarelo torrado , gostei muito das sombras , o homem a caminhar completou a foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
carlosmarin (11954) 2010-10-01 5:49
Wonderful and perfect setting of the facade, with its nice architectural elements and beautiful colors.
It complements very well the image, the sloping plane of the street, and the man walking.
macondo (18551) 2010-10-01 6:27
Very vivid, sharp and colourful photo, with light and shadow interplay superb. A nice collection of interesting doors and windows, and well placed striding pedestrian. Excellent picture.
npecanhuk (62718) 2010-10-01 6:43
Very nice and interesting picture!
Special regards to the chosen pov and the composition with all those street elements (façades, man, sidewalk/stairs) - the results are very attractive!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, pp, horizontal format, black & white borders are all excellent too!
TFS - congrats,
BennyV (13548) 2010-10-01 7:45
Great how that balcony stands out here. Also the capture of the falling shadows is really superb. The walking man plays a defining role in the composition. (Good timing there too!)
Have a good weekend & tfs.
rbassin (17005) 2010-10-01 7:54
Ce qui frappe ici c'est la couleur chaude et lumineuse ainsi que les ombres sur la façade.
C'est superbe avec en preimier plan l'effet graphique des marches d'escalier.
jjcordier (74650) 2010-10-01 8:03
Une très bonne composition qui joue de belle façon avec ombre et lumière mais aussi avec toutes ces lignes qui structurent l'image, sans oublier le marcheur bien placé. du beau travail!
JFS (32459) 2010-10-01 9:07
Image not very usual of yours but always perfectly managed. Very graphic and representative of Valletta houses. The windows and the balconies are very singular in Malta. TFS
jlbrthnn (79791) 2010-10-01 10:33
The light, the colors, remarkable and pure architecture are very pleasant to see. I like also the dynamism induced by the voluntary step of the pedestrian. Cheer.
Have a good evening
dip (23532) 2010-10-01 11:28
wonderful composition with interesting details,
excellent light managment and nice colors!
vasilpro (40881) 2010-10-01 13:27
Wonderful street composition, interesting architecture, beautiful scene, excellent light management, lovely colors, fine photo work!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
ManuMay (34411) 2010-10-01 13:36
Very nice dailylife scene, beautiful colours and shadows on this street, to include subject is a good idea to let us know space and dimmensions, very good realization...
Have a nice week end...
Morac (27665) 2010-10-01 14:14
Une très belle composition sous une superbe lumière
danyy (0) 2010-10-01 23:36
une photo qui a un grand impact graphique et esthétique grâce à ses jeux de couleurs rehausés par de parfaites lumières. C'est efficacement cadré.
ifege (10223) 2010-10-02 0:23
Great one George
Superb composition with the man walking up the street under the fabulous old building. The shadows of the mesh is an added bonus.
kordinator (14901) 2010-10-02 0:48
A nice collection of interesting doors and windows.
Excellent photo with good graphism and nice colors.
Good composition and presentation.
Perfect framed image.
amaryllis (33826) 2010-10-02 1:56
un cadrage excellent avec cette silhouette montant l'escalier et les détails précis de sa foulée; un côté ombre et lumière bien gérés; une coloration de la fàaçade de belle architecture et typique avec son avancée de balcon
nice week end
BluSimo (9392) 2010-10-02 2:08
a good street-shot where the presence of the passing man adds a metaphysical value, that it's emphasized by a magnificent game of shadows. compliments!
ciao, have a nice week end
macjake (54240) 2010-10-02 11:43
Still enjoying viewing your Malta shots, you have alot of them :)
my only critique of this scene is to have some more yellow space beside the green door to the far left, but thats it!
Personally, i have always found it difficult to compose these angled streets up or downhill, but you did very well.
add the human element really improves the scene too.
Graal (96056) 2010-10-02 23:50
Jó napot George,
nice scenery and mood. Fine game of shadows. Good composition and presentation of backstreet. I like it.
Have a nice day.
Didi (55681) 2010-10-03 9:45
Nice typical houses, I see the Arabic influence with the presence of the green Musharabia.
Interesting contrasts between yellow and green.
yeln (11504) 2010-10-03 22:44
zelo zanimiva igra svetlobe, senc, barv in geometrijskih likov. zelo dobro, mi je všeč! TFS!
Silvio1953 (118527) 2010-10-05 10:58
Ciao George, lovely composition with walking man, great view of wonderful building, excellent clarity, splendid warm colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-11-09 6:26
Beautiful composition with the diagonal stairs and the man walking up on them. The facade is captured with many details and beautiful colors. The image is sharp and well lit.
annjackman (18585) 2012-07-03 1:17
A super street image with clean lines and well handled light. A very good play of light and shadows. The man striding up the steps is very well placed. I really enjoy the graphic quality of this image.
Kind Regards, Ann
CLODO (29804) 2012-07-03 5:15
the street photography: discover a nice scene with colorfull walls, and then waut for a human presence and press the shutter at the right moment, i-e when the man is at a strong point and shows he is walking up the street.
I like this kind of work!
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-12
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/6.7, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): carlosmarin Favorites II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-10-01 3:06
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