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Senglea, Malta.The Old Quarter.  by Anthony Vella

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One of the very few places in the old City of Senglea, Malta, which survived the countless day and night air-raids of WWII. These old steps, made of hard-wearing lower coralline limestone, lead from the once very busy Senglea sea-front to the centre of the City. Only time can tell how many people of different nationalities have made use of them since their construction during the time of the French Grand Master Fra Claude de la Sengle (who ruled between 1553 and 1557) some 450 years ago.

Lens: Olympus Zuiko 40-150mm 1:3.5-4.5
Focal length: 84mm
F Number: F/9
Exposure Time: 1/250 secs
Metering Mode: Spot
6 copies of a single hand-held shot taken with an Olympus E330 DSLR, processed at 1/3 EV stops and merged together with the original in Photomatix Pro3


steps, senglea, old quarters


  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    Anthony … this is spectacular … the detail you coax out of your camera and pp work is testimony to how intricate and fascinating the simplest of everyday scenes can truly be … once again … magnificent beauty in what some might walk past without seeing. You are my hero!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you so much Lois. You never cease to encourage and flatter me my friend.Greatly appreciate your visits and very kind comments. God Bless.

    – Anthony Vella

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    Anthony, it’s not flattery!!!!! You must know what an inspiration your work is to me!!!!! And to so many others, here I’m sure!!!

  • Tibby Steedly
    Tibby Steedlyover 5 years ago

    Anthony, this is so beautiful!!! I love the textures and earthy colors. An instant favorite for me!

  • Thank you Tibby. Appreciate your kind comment.

    – Anthony Vella

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 5 years ago

    Fantastic work mate, a fave for me..

  • Hi Jason. Pleased to know you like this image. Thank you for your kind comment and for adding this work to your favourites my friend.

    – Anthony Vella

  • Debbie Roelle
    Debbie Roelleover 5 years ago

    Beautuful, I love the history behind your image. The colors and textures are incredible.

  • Thank you Debbie. Appreciate your visit and kind comment.

    – Anthony Vella

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteover 5 years ago

    Wow Tony..what can I say after Lois’ comments!!! lol
    It is a fantastic photo; seems to be built in the rock.
    I like that little spyer in the door and such a nice circular wrought iron balcony much to see in Malta!

  • Hi Betty, you’re very kind. I wish you could truly come to Malta to see for yourself, but in the meantime I’ll continue to share some of our interesting places with you my dear friend. Thank you.

    – Anthony Vella

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • Thank you Scott.

    – Anthony Vella

  • PhotoAvenue
    PhotoAvenueover 5 years ago

    Tony this is fantastic capture ! the PP give so much to the image !!!

  • Thank you PhotoAvenue. Pleased to know you like this image.

    – Anthony Vella

  • Elena Oleniuc
    Elena Oleniucover 5 years ago

    So beautiful ! Love it !

  • Thank you Elena. Glad you like this picture.

    – Anthony Vella

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 5 years ago

    Love the textures and the detail brought out by the HDR process.

  • Thank you for comenting so favourably Tom.

    – Anthony Vella

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