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The Fishing Village

The Fishing Village
Información de la foto
Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2973 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
Género: Lugares
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2009-11-22
Categorías: Vida cotidiana, Transportes, Arquitectura
Cámara: Nikon D90, Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 (IF) Macro
Exposición: f/14.0, 1/250 segundos
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Fecha enviada: 2009-11-27 1:40
Vista: 1408
Puntos: 64
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Marsaxlokk (pronounced Mar – sa – shlock) is a small picturesque village in the south eastern coast of Malta. It has a population of c.a. 3,000 people and is referred to as the ‘fishing village’ in Malta. Marsaxlokk is located around a natural harbour which is the second largest natural harbour on the islands. This natural shelter is home to the traditional Maltese fishing boats, the colourful ‘Luzzu’s. These gondola types of boats are used by fishermen to capture ‘lampuki’, a Mediterranean fish mostly caught between August and December. A luzzu will have a mythical eye painted on both sides of the prow, which should protect the fisherman and his family from evil.

Every Sunday morning, Marsaxlokk is host of the biggest fish market in Malta. Stalls are erected all around the quayside and fishermen sell their catch. One can find a display of all the different types of fish. This market has become so popular among tourists and locals that it has been extended along all the inner harbour and apart from fish one finds clothes, shoes, food, antiques, books and souvenirs.

Marsaxlokk is also renown for good fish restaurants. On warm days one can enjoy a meal by the sea as most of the restaurants have an extension on the quay. On these days fishermen spread out their fishing nets to dry in the sun and occasionally one sees a fisherman carefully mending holes in the nets.

There is a small sandy beach in Marsaxlokk that is easily accessible by car. Summer evenings in Marsaxlokk are often characterised by Bingo games, held in the open air which are open to the general public.

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  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2009-11-27 2:30]

I like the placement of the boat on the front Francis as it is conveying to your vertical composition. The scale of sky against the FG is also great. Well composed and tfs.


Good Morning, Francis!

Wow, this is simply a superb capture with a classical look!
I am a great fan of such colorful work and this is no exception.
The sky brings great mood in the shot. Th water colors are perfectly shown and they are very natural. Well done sharpness and a nicely chosen POV are another well done jobs in this shot.

Great work, my friend!

Have a nice weekend.

my compliments,

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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-11-27 2:34]

Hi Francis,

The placement of the boats is excellent, well excecuted
shot and composition. A striking photo Francis!


Hi Francis,
Impressive framing,superb POV,fantastic DOF,one of your best shots,a kind 3D image of ships visible in different angles,well captured,well done,

Hi Francis
What a wonderful perspective and place
Impressive colors, light and atmosphere
Great depth and presentation
Have a nice days

hi francis
great shot of the harbour,good lead with the foreground boat,excellent colours and great sky.

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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-11-27 4:52]

Hi Francis,
Very marine atmosphere here.
Quite a collection of boats.
The colours in the frame are
fabulous. Good POV. The distant
buildings offers good depth.
Have a nice weekend.

Hi Francis
great colorful photo
nice contrast and brightness.

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  • tafa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 13 N: 181] (1818)
  • [2009-11-27 6:30]

You created, a great atmosphere here.
Nice presentation as well.

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  • psyce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 25 N: 207] (2856)
  • [2009-11-27 6:45]

love the colors of the photo... it added to the mood.. the composition can be improved but this is still okay... anchoring your focus on the first boat and using a f14 worked well... TFS

Hi Francis,
Point of shot is perfect..
Nice colourful composition like a oil painting!
Presantation is excellent.Tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9631] (55122)
  • [2009-11-27 7:05]

Hi Francis

Good choice of a vertical frame, with excellent colour, repetition of the boats, good sharpness, & reflections. I like the dramatic tonal range in the sky, also. Tfs!

love the colours in this one Francis and the wonderfull sky
tfs regatds bryan

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2009-11-27 12:03]

Hi Francis,

Excellent POV and great details of the fishing boat.
The colors and the sharpness are beautifull.
A wonderfull composition and the framing is very nice here.
Have a good week end.

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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2009-11-27 12:55]

Hi Francis!
What a beautiful colourful compo!
Perfect colours,lighting,clarity
depth,and architecture in bg!
Like the ideal placement of the boats
in the frame!
Regards and tfs

Hello Francis Xavier,
this a excellant photo, a scene of an ordanary day in beautiful place.Well done
Best regards Siegfried

Hi Francis,
What a superb image vith excellent POV, colours and perspective.TFS.


Hi Francis,
Excellent point of view and details of these fishing boat,
Beautiful colors and light,
nice composition and great presentation,
Good reflection and details,
Très jolie photo..
tous mes compliments

Beautiful colours and contrasts Very well composed and a very appropriate border Good job
warm regards

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-11-27 21:31]

dear Francis Xavier,
beautiful colors and fine perspective in vertical composition are wonderful,
this feeling of depth made by lined boats and radiative cloud is very comfortable for my eyes,
and clear light and colors make artistic atmosphere very well,
the coolness of water and wind is realistic in this view,
thank you for your excellent shot,

Francis Xavier
Une très bonne composition, de belles couleurs et un traitement d'image un peu particulier mais qui ne me déplait pas.

Hi Francis

Splendid shot..ecxellent sharpness...special colors..

super deep of focus...great presentation

Hello, Francis -
These brightly colored boats that you have posted here and in the past are such wonderful photographic subjects. This is a very nicely composed shot with the foremost boat so sharply shown with its age, wear and character; the eye follows the boats around in a semi-circle that leads the eye through the frame. Amazing color and sharpness, very pleasing mood. Well done.

This is a great shot Francis. I love these colorful boats. You've done a great job here, of making the boats in the foreground the focal point, but there is interest throughout the entire shot - right to the dramatic sky at the top.
Very nice shot

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2009-11-29 8:58]

Hello Francis! A beautiful composition and a great technique. Great colors and mood. Well done!


Very well composed shot with strong colours and good control of the light/dynamic. It would be good to know a little more about your shooting and PP work here.
Great work

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2009-11-29 13:24]

Greetings Francis Xavier,
This image really makes me want to pack a suitcase & visit this location as soon as possible. Though the image is a busy
one ,it really works,I like the strong composition & that vibrant rowboat in the foreground, really adds punch to the image. Very well taken.


Bonjour Francis.
Splendide image portuaire avec des couleurs saturées à la perfection.
Le cadrage vertical est parfaitement adapté à cette photo et la met bien en valeur.
Bonne semaine,

Hello Francis - Beautiful wide angle vertical shot. Great DOF and use of color - the green boat adds contrast to the image. Lovely sky and background, too.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2009-11-30 23:21]

Hi Francis!
Lovely picture.
Wonderful mixage of colours. Excellent sharpness with fine details.
Great POV and DOF. Perfect framing.
Ciao! Vanda

Lovely shot Francis - excellent DOF, good colour for such a dull day and a moody sky!! Maybe the image has been a little oversharpened (look at the lines of colour on the boats further back) but still a fabulous view of Malta..


Hi Francis,
It seems I have missed some absolutelly great shot. This one i definitelly the best example of how a tilted horizon can even support a already great POV. your compo looks magical. TFS

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