It´s one of the picture I took in the biggest town on Gozo island-Victoria(Rabat).
As you can see also here it´s not difficult to feel like the time has stopped many years ago.
Processed in Photomatix,so it´s HDR.
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ikeharel (61491) 2013-12-18 0:36
Good morning Krzysztof,
The old car (a "Morris"?) in baige fit well to the small alley and the painted light-brown colors.
Fine taken the moment, good DOF and superb clarity.
Mild HDR worked nicely here.
willperrett (7836) 2013-12-18 0:56
Good car! I used to have one identical to this, though mine was green: a Morris Minor van. This one appears to be painted to blend in with the scenery, taking its mustard yellow and brown from the walls. Not a bad HDR, in that you can't tell! Great scene, which as you imply, would be a lesser picture without the van. But you have darkened the sky: how can I tell? Your selection has missed the bits of sky visible under the wires and washing line!
trevormoffiet (3112) 2013-12-18 1:44
Excellent photo of this old loaded-up van in the alley. I like the HDR treatment. It seems to accentuate the depth and creates a 3D-like impression.
After reading Will's comment I don't think that you would lose any impact of the photo by cropping the top of the image just above the window next to the top lamp. I often exclude the sky by cropping when the sky is too bright and distractive.
lousat (81124) 2013-12-18 2:12
Another spectacular HDR,you're a great master using photomatix,no doubts!! Magnificent work from the Victoria streets,fantastic PP and very bright details and colors,i like it! A great gift to the HDR fans like me.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
chrislo (4155) 2013-12-18 2:55
It looks like a scene from another time. Your HDR processing gives it a real vintage look and adds to the atmosphere of the shot. Good choice of vertical framing to emphasize the perspective of the street. I like the way the tones and hues of the walls and the car blend so well together. Well spotted and realised.
Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-18 3:20
You have captured the alley brilliantly with matching colors almost. The vintage car acts as a good focal point and is superbly portrayed in your photo. I like the way the sheen on the cobbled alley has come out. Excellent light, color and clarity.
Overall a superb capture.
dta (70325) 2013-12-18 3:25
A fine street of Gozo . The persence of this very old car makes this scene very attractive . One more time , the HDR provides an excellent effect .
Noel_Byrne (26591) 2013-12-18 5:26
This car looks so perfectly natural in the scene! I often find cars intrude on a nice scene like this, but this one certainly does not. Perhaps its because the car has a lot of charm that it fits so well.
The light through the scene here is superb, and makes this narrow lane a very welcoming looking place, especially when combined with the cool pastel colors of the buildings. the double yellow lines are placed perfectly too so that they lead nicely into the scene, as well as to the car.
AS ever Krzysztof, a great shot, thanks for sharing.
All the best
delpeoples (54467) 2013-12-18 5:37
Ahh this is a car that Havana would be proud of. I can almost hear Craig and John Tyro salivating over this shot. Even I (not a car lover) love this car, amidst all that characteristic architecture and well work cobblestone streets. Excellent vertical frame, perspective and post processing. Another stunner which captures the atmosphere of Malta so beautifully.
Warmest wishes, have a happy day
SnapRJW (31625) 2013-12-18 6:35
Hello Krzysztof - The harmonious colour palette was what initially caught my eye here, the lovely old walls are complimented perfectly by the old car and yellow road markings and the silky textures of the slight blue-tinged road surface makes an attractive soft contrast. Each time I see one of your HDR shots I vow to have a go myself..... I must make it a priority! Lovely composition. Warm regards Rosemary
abmdsudi (45704) 2013-12-18 8:16
What a quaint alley! An incredible transformation and I like it a lot, the play of light, the stunning tones and texture which convey lots of its own old world charm, unique character and wonderful insight of this place. I like the idea of adding the old vehicle just in the right place and I am wondering and looking deep into the picture letting those bright yellow lines guide me in. I really love the rustic look of this just a wonderful image and glad you caught what is around you so well. Remarkable shot and tfs, Congrats
marina7 (8055) 2013-12-18 11:41
such a cute shot, all yellow with a tinge of blue. Looks very warm and retro... movie-style photo with a lot of charm.
Thanks and best wishes!
ourania (35100) 2013-12-18 12:26
a simple and effective way to describe in a vertical frame the lived in antique architecture. There's great depth and perspective, I like very much how the road rises within the frame. Your hdr treatment is superb, it's really vivified textures and colours, rendered the light more attractive and brought out interesting details. The warm tones are delightful and the car fits well in the chromatic scheme. A detail I enjoyed a lot is the golden borders of the tiles of the road. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-18 13:25
la tua bravura è innegabile e se anche il soggetto non è dei più validi hai la capacità di trasformarlo in qualcosa di piacevole.
In questa tua uiltima proposta la nitidezza dell'immagine, i colori e la stessa luce emergono in maniera prepotente ed aiutano a formare un quadretto che è un momento della vita dell'Isola di Malta, ottimamente ripreso in un ambiente di eccellente nitidezza.
Ciao e buona serata
rychem (26812) 2013-12-19 7:51
Niesamowite zakamarki, czasami są po prostu urokliwe, dobre zdjęcie, oddaje atmosferę śródziemnomorskiego miasta
adramad (39770) 2013-12-19 12:38
Sensational composition with this beautiful street, full of charm with these old buildings, the car also looks like an old model, puts a touch of charm, with all that load items on top of it. The old cobbled street is in harmony with the whole.
Nice color, these shades, color sand.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are great.
Well taken photo. I Like
Enjoy a good night.
Silvio1953 (128423) 2013-12-19 12:43
Ciao Krzysztof, fascinating composition with fantastic old car on lovely alley, excellent perspective, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mcmtanyel (15607) 2013-12-19 20:53
Just that Morris Minor Van in the picture would be enough to get my attention. But you have also placed it in a quaint narrow alley in magnificent HDR, you just made my day, TFS!
mirosu (15126) 2013-12-19 23:23
Excellent view though superb narrow road. Nice to see the heavy loaded small car making his way between old houses. The overall arrangement in super vertical format is very good. Perfect photo work.
serp2000 (41688) 2013-12-20 20:53
Hello, Krzysztof ,
I see this street could use by only one car. And one walk man, for example. I like these old narrow streets of the Southern Europa. Very nice photo, perfect quality.
Have a nice weekend!
npecanhuk (69166) 2013-12-21 2:30
Hi! I really enjoy this one too! Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent! TFS! Cheers, Neyvan
macjake (60000) 2013-12-21 9:51
great looking car, great looking walls and surroundings too.
easily could tell this is hdr from the blu tones on the street. Its simply a matter of personal choice, but when my HDR shots turn out like this i always reduce the 'blue' in post processing and it works out very well.
excellent detailing and textures on the walls, the car, and the ground. beauty.
love these hidden gems.
see you around
Cricri (110295) 2013-12-21 11:05
Belle vue étroite de la rue avec la présence de l'ancienne voiture, excellent rendu des détails et des couleurs, belle présentation
Sonata11 (33526) 2013-12-21 11:28
Witaj Krzysztof, piekna pionowa kompozycja tej cudownej waskiej uliczki ktora ma wspanialy nastoj. Uwielbiam takie. Szkoda ze to w Houston takich nie ma. Piekna kolorystyka, ostrosc, super wykonanie. Bardzo mi sie podoba. Oh! chcialoby sie tam teraz byc. Sliczne zdjecie. Gratulacje.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zycze radosnych swiat Bozego Narodzenia dla Ciebie i Twojej rodzinki. Barbara
pajaran (54169) 2013-12-21 23:46
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazana ulica i stari automobil.
Dobar rad u HDR tehnici, lepe boje.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
Nice view and a second ...
Good composition and perspective, nicely demonstrated streets and old car.
Good work in HDR technique, beautiful colors.
Have a nice day to relax, all the best.
eldancer1 (30826) 2013-12-22 7:27
Such a narrow street! But I guess people get used to it. Nice capture with good pov and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
jcpix (13726) 2013-12-22 12:22
You've done a wonderful job capturing the sentiment of stepping back in time with these pictures from your recent travels, and this is no exception. So many great things to admire about this image, and I wish that I had ample time to go into detail. With a quick note, I can say that you've once again proved the worth of subtle HDR processing to enhance the overall detail and effect.
More importantly though, the capture and composition is compelling and gives the sensation of being right here on this narrow passageway, with a clear depiction of the charming village atmosphere. Sharp detail and amazing light balance. Chalk up another beauty my friend! :)
Wishing you the very best during this holiday season. My warm and friendly regards,
PaulVDV (24029) 2013-12-22 13:14
Funny how the yellow line at the left makes a curve :)
I remember this district in Victoria where many houses have an ocher coloured facade. It seems as if the car has adapted to its environment.
Merry Christmas and an enjoyable end of the year,
subhendu_bagchi (25973) 2013-12-22 21:28
another nice catch. Like the alley which you presented superbly. Sharp detail of the pavement. The entry of the car in the alley is a nice addition and you captured it in right position. Excellent work. Tfs.
adores (39908) 2013-12-23 17:51
An interesting old street and old old car carrying lots of stuff! I like the composition, the light and the details! This must be an interesting city to go around and discover the little streets!
Good HDR once more!
Wish you a Merry Christmas!
Mics (793) 2013-12-25 23:33
The narrow alley with a slow moving old car definitely adds character to the overall composition. Superb post-processing skills :-)
Seeing old cars like this, similar to Craig's photos in Havana makes me feel that I "somehow miss" our two VW beetle my father owned long time ago.:-)
Graal (99502) 2013-12-26 11:07
ladny spokojny zaulek ze stara zabudowa. Dobry pionowy kadr. Z Photomatixa wyszedl ciekawy efekt, przyjemny dla oka. Stare auto przyciaga uwage, jest w dobrym punkcie.
Milego konca roku, zwlaszcza Sylwestra!
Hansaphotos (7207) 2013-12-28 13:10
Wow! Great shot from this narrow alley. The old car with the luggage tied on the roof really helps making the scene look like a scene from a movie. Well composed shot with great details and fine colours. Excellent my friend:) Thanks.
danos (89627) 2013-12-30 9:54
A really marvelous place with the narrow road with the old car on the far end of it to be a good focal POV.I like the creative perspective as the excellent light and colour management of the scene.
All the best for the coming New Year,Danos
COSTANTINO (58761) 2013-12-30 22:15
nice way to describe this narrow street
with so warm colors
it reminds of a movie scenery in old
style and great artistic details
this mustard yellow color from the walls
is almost perfect and adds life
have a nice and happy bew year 2014
annjackman (20539) 2013-12-30 23:34
Very effective use of HDR to give depth and lovely textures. The colours are very harmonious and it is amazing how the old van blends in so well with the colours of the walls.
I like this very much.
Happy New Year,
emka (84209) 2013-12-31 23:57
cześć Krzysiek, jakos przegapiłam to zdjecie z Malty. Ciekawa uliczka pokazana w HDR. Fajny ten stary samochód, scenka jak z filmu.
Zyczę wszystkiego najlepszego w Nowym Roku 2014!
luciola (2918) 2014-01-03 2:29
To majstersztyk, niesamowity zaulek z rownie niesamowitym samochodem. Jak sie udalo takie zestawienie, to prawie irracjonalne ale cudne.
Kamilutka (8103) 2014-01-07 1:42
bez wahania do ulubionych :-) Kapitalny kadr i niesamowite kolory. Calosc nie wymaga chyba nawet komentarza - moje gratulacje!
mvdisco (17784) 2014-01-07 20:13
Hi Krzysztof, Bonjour,
They are very pretty your picture and presentation in HDR and this one are great,
Beautiful contrast & light in a sharp details,
excellent DOF. and POV. in vertical is well done,
colors great too..
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-01-18 23:36
What a fantastic shot of this scene in Victoria(Rabat).
HDR, brings it alive as well, one thing I would have done would be to crop just above the left hand second wall lamp to make it even more dynamic and loose the sky and cables, have a go and you will see the left yellow line jump out at you then the eyes roll up to the super car with all it's luggage, but just my personal opinion, fantastic light and atmosphere, love it.
Best regards, Iain.
Gigidusud (17615) 2014-01-20 6:24
A great street scene well captured with this old car heavily loaded. I like it!
fritzi007 (8112) 2014-03-06 15:26
sehr gute Strassenszene, sehr gute Bildqualität. Mir hat Malta sehr gut gefallen, es war wirklich sehenswert!
miumiu (6113) 2014-05-17 3:24
l love these streets, absolutely Maltese.
It is a very nice new that you will spend your holiday in Gozo! l am sure you will like landscapes of Gozo too... and l will wait for your new photos on TE.
Have a nice weekend
- Copyright: Krzysztof Kusy (krzychu30) (15510)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-02
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G AF-S VR, Hoya CIR-PL PRO 1 DIGITAL 67mm
- Exposure: f/4.2, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-18 0:22
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