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Twilight Zone

By KingArthur
Part of the Grand Harbour shot at twilight just as the street lights were coming on.

Taken from the Lower Barraka Gardens, the lit arched structure at the top right is the Upper Barraka Gardens where one may savour a marvellous breathtaking view of most of the Grand Harbour beneath you. Lying beneath are part of the historic bastions of the capital Valletta. Further down at sea level is Fisheries Wharf, a hive of activity especially in the mornings as the fishermen land their catches. In the evenings, the setting takes on quite a different feel ...

The peaceful serene setting with the twilight colours and the street lights coming on made me go for this shot. I hope you like the composition, viewed large preferably. All comments and feedback are welcome. Thanks for viewing.


Specs -
f/8.0 @ 1 sec.
ISO 50
Tripod work

Tags: General Architecture Twilight Fortifications Landscape and travel Harbour lights

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taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
12 Feb 2007 1:18AM
A gorgeous sky to add to all the wonderful textures, shapes and colors of the harbor-- a lovely view for sure!


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12 Feb 2007 1:22AM
very good shot!nice and sky is very lovely.

12 Feb 2007 2:17AM
Wonderful scene with nice sunset colors and the detailed harbor view all nicely composed.

CP_01 11 1
12 Feb 2007 2:41AM
chrissd 11 304 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2007 5:22AM
what a corking image, stunner of a scene and great colours to, nice work
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
12 Feb 2007 5:50AM
Fantastic colour in the sky/you have captured a lovely mood in this image.
RobinF 10 83 1 England
12 Feb 2007 6:24AM
What an amazing shot! Love this! - regards Robin
Possum 10 148 England
12 Feb 2007 6:45AM
This is a gorgeous sunset shot, Joe. I especially like the light on the water and the textures of the stonework.
glazzaro 12 70 23 United States
12 Feb 2007 7:41AM
Good detail and light, well taken! Spot on! Click!!!

Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
12 Feb 2007 9:03AM
Joe I thank you for taking me back to my youth with this wonderful shot.I first clapped eyes on this view about 50 years ago and you have made the time just fall away!Beautiful lighting with a magical quality and those buildings are timeless.
Chant57 Plus
11 395 3 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2007 9:15AM
I clicked large and the detail is excellent., there is so much for the viewer to take in. A good low light image with bags of atmosphere.
kaybee 12 5.1k 25 Scotland
12 Feb 2007 9:17AM
Wonderful shot of the harbour with super evening light.
The thing that jars with me is the cruise liner which is just too white (not your fault but the company bosses). I would be inclined to burn it in a bit so that it doesn't catch the eye as much
piccy 10 8 Wales
12 Feb 2007 9:46AM
What a full view. So much to see larger, great lighting, colours and detail. Nice one.
didgpix 10
12 Feb 2007 11:30AM
Beautiful composition and very interesting light.
mickf1 10 2 England
12 Feb 2007 12:03PM
Brilliant composition and colours well captured.
franken Plus
14 4.1k 4 Wales
12 Feb 2007 12:15PM
Beautiful lighting and colours in this.

daringdaphne 12 82 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2007 12:32PM
Every detail on this picture is perfect, the reflections on the water The sunset evening sky giving that end of day feeling, and enhancing the shot. Exceptional work. Focus spot on. Good composition, plenty to see. Good presentation and write up.

12 Feb 2007 12:36PM
Stunning shot of the old harbour.
Carl40 11 18 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2007 2:18PM
A wonderful harbour shot with good detail.
daffydill56 13 190 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2007 3:38PM
What can I say Joe other than has already been said. Absolutely stunning and what a magical image this is. Well done.

NevP Plus
11 853 13 Canada
12 Feb 2007 4:35PM
What a scene, terrific capture, very atmospheric.
Phil_D 10 81 Scotland
12 Feb 2007 4:50PM
The detail in the large version of this is just amazing Joe - great image.

sunshot 12 24 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2007 5:30PM
this shot is simply stunning joe, very well done indeed.

Malc_V 11 England
12 Feb 2007 6:03PM
A wonderful scene Joe, superb colours.


exposure Plus
12 4.3k England
12 Feb 2007 6:03PM
Beautiful detail and light tones brilliant detail and composition.
BertC 10 29 Malta
12 Feb 2007 7:39PM
Superb work Joe !! Stunner .... and the mood is just how I like it.
Excellent !!!!
Pegon 11 78 1 England
12 Feb 2007 9:05PM
A cracking shot Joe, lovely light and colours, and well composed.
G73photography 10 417 15 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2007 9:08PM
i like the sunset, lovely orange, the water for the reflection and the buidlings for its detail, well done, G
PaulaLey 10 31 England
12 Feb 2007 10:31PM
Hi Joe - beautiful shot I love the sky. It looks so peaceful (a bit different to when they fire that canon at noon!!)

Wow-what an amazing shot-the very old with the very new, well done.
phototime 10 8 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 3:23PM
Wow! What a wonderful shot,beautiful light and great colours,excellent work.

KKmoments 10 12 1 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 6:09PM
Its all been said.... stunning image and great lighting... Karen
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
13 Feb 2007 7:28PM
This is utterly breath taking!!!!! What colors and the gosh, I'm droolingSmile
GregorP 12 4 Slovenia
14 Feb 2007 10:07PM
Beautiful shot and lovely colours! I like t.

starliz 12 1.6k 3 England
14 Feb 2007 11:25PM
This looks wonderful Joe a great view of the harbour,amazing old world scene combined with the liner,superb shot.
JimV 10 6 3 Canada
15 Feb 2007 4:18AM
This is the most fabulous, gorgeous, stunning, shot Joe! What a setting, sky, light, exposure, all perfect! Congratulations.
Rgds., Jim
bengsays 12 13
16 Feb 2007 8:08PM
great shot, love the colors.

The architecture in this image is very interesting. It would be nice if that cruise ship was out of the way, so the shot would have an old feel to it.

well composed
Gaz_H 10 150 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2007 1:08PM
Crumbs Joe - for me this is your best capture to date.
mikeyham 10 11 Scotland
20 Feb 2007 1:47AM
This is fantastic Joe. Mike
sarahbw 12 4
21 Feb 2007 12:33PM
Again, fantastic colours and great capture. You photos always have amasing skies.

Hughmondo 10 14 Zimbabwe
22 Feb 2007 7:18PM
I love the juxtaposition of the old and new in this offset by the setting sun

Wonderful shot!

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