I have shared with you images of this place before, mostly of its underwater habitat with its myriad creatures, but also of its splendour above water during daylight hours. However, I have long wished to capture and share an image of this site during the darkness of night, when not a single human soul is present – and all that
A most peaceful October sunset at Dwejra, Gozo.
Flying the drone at the golden hour is a truly breathtaking experience. This was a shot that I had been meaning to take for a while; finally I had a good opportunity as a sailing boat also featured in the background.
So here goes my first aerial video feature showcasing some of my favourite sites in Gozo. This was entirely shot using a DJI Mavic Pro over the past couple of months. Enjoy, folks!
This picture was taken last Monday during a dive at Il-Kantra, Gozo – and shows Brian Azzopardi from Atlantis Diving Centre photographing a seahorse that we encountered during our dive.
So dear blog followers, it’s been no less than three whole months since my last update here – and admittedly, I do feel quite bad about this. It was a period packed with activity, from shooting weddings to hiking in the Alps and seeing my work published in National Geographic. Also, MUSE (which is this really cool camera/spectrograph I’m working on at
Here’s a snap from Thursday afternoon of one of my favourite views on the islands.
Currently back home in Gozo for a break – I realize now how much I had missed the sun and the sea!
Here goes the second short video featuring the island of Gozo located in the centre of the Mediterranean. This was shot with the Nikon D800 and 14-24mm f/2.8G lens, 3LT Eddie tripod and Glidecam HD-4000. Enjoy!
For some unexplainable reason, I had never gotten around posting on this blog my first venture into filming. So here it goes, a couple of months delayed! This was a rough edit of some experimental footage using the Nikon D800e + Glidecam combo. A new project is currently in the making. For the time being, enjoy this one! Oh, and
A visit home would not be complete if I didn’t stop by my favourite site on the planet: The Azure Window of Dwejra in Gozo. To me, this place is as close to magical as anything can get. Now, I am sure that many who look at this image will find it nearly too surreal to believe. There is warm
After a night of lightning and thunder came a splendid, sunny day. Here’s a picture I snapped in the afternoon of the view across the street.
Here goes my best attempt yet at capturing the Milky Way Galaxy from home in Gozo, Malta. It’s an image that took a couple of hours to get right in camera, and many more were spent in painstaking post-processing to reveal all the subtle detail that lay hidden within the image. It is definitely one of the pictures I am
Here goes a picture which shows the location from where I took my previous picture of the Milky Way. This is, quite possibly, my favourite site in the world. For as long as I’m alive I will keep returning to photograph this magical place. (Click here for more pictures I’ve taken at this place in the past.) Make sure you
I took this picture, which you are encouraged to share, with the sole purpose of creating awareness about the problem of light pollution. The solution is not to switch off all lights, but rather to turn off what is not required and use properly designed lighting fixtures whenever illumination is needed. Properly designed (full cutoff) lighting sends the light where
This is a quick snapshot of the very centre of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, taken from Malta. Since we ourselves lie in the Galaxy, we cannot see its grand spiral design from our point of view, just as we cannot perceive the Earth’s spherical shape whilst being bound to its surface. So in essence, this picture shows the point
I’m back home for a week… here’s a picture. Title says it all 🙂
Since I’m short on time, I’ll leave you with the title, which says it all really.
I think that when one returns to a place which they have left for some time, the views which were previously seen as ordinary suddenly stand out and seem special. This scene from my own village is definitely one such view.
Sea, sea, sea… and more sea!
This picture is a quick snap taken this afternoon during a short walk around the island of Gozo.
A traditional Maltese balcony at sunset.
Another quick snapshot from home.
A quick snap from home.
Well, we’ve just marked the start of another revolution around the sun, which in my mind I associate with the inescapable reality of our constant aging. And as I stared at this photograph, taking in the fleeting moment which was captured, I was reminded of C.S. Lewis’ wise words, to which I need add nothing else.
Here goes the last post for this year… the very last picture of 2011 that will make it on this blog. The very blog which I started, as a matter of fact, in 2011. What a year it has been! So with this picture, which was taken as the sun slowly set in the West upon my village of Ghajnsielem,
Here goes another one of the crazy waves. Oh, and by the way, Happy New Year to all!
It’s hard to imagine a seascape so different from that depicted in yesterday’s photo. In a matter of a few hours, the sea went from being a serene, peaceful sight to absolutely terrifying. It so happened to be perfectly timed from my perspective, since today marked the annual, traditional (by now almost religious) gathering of fellow photo-junkies. We ended this
Here is a picture of a very calming scene, one of those which I miss whenever I leave this place. This photo shows my village of Ghajnsielem at sunset. More specifically, it shows Mgarr Harbour, as one of the ferries leaves Gozo for the island of Malta.
Here’s another photo from the same sunrise shoot. I take the opportunity to wish a Merry Christmas to all of you!
Early this morning I headed out to the sea again, this time with my good friend and fellow photographer Armand Sciberras, who dropped me a message late last night to ask if I was up for a sunrise shoot. And shoot we did. Early mornings are truly beautiful. There is something incredibly peaceful about them; you look around and there
Yesterday we had a strong gale-force wind (force 9 at one point) which led to some really big waves. Of course I couldn’t let such a fantastic photographic opportunity go by, so I headed out to snap a few pictures of the crashing waves. Little did I know I would unsuspectingly end up being dragged into the sea by a
This is a picture taken quite a long time ago; I snapped it when I was back home last December and came across it just now whilst I was going through the denizens of pictures I’ve taken over the past few months – an immensely satisfying exercise that always turns up a few forgotten surprises. So this is for all
For me, one of the most exciting photographic fields is that of animal photography, especially bird photography. Looking at my Animal Photography portfolio (click here), I realize that I haven’t had a go in a while. So it’s quite a good thing that we spotted this majestic bird soaring high above yesterday afternoon while we were at t’Ghammar. One hopes
This place keeps drawing me to it. It is a site which I’ve photographed countless times before, yet every time feels like my first time. It possesses a beauty and timelessness which conveys to me a sense of peace like no other place. So yesterday I went along with all the kit hoping to get a new angle on it.
I do not have much to say other than it is really good to be back in Gozo for a while. I leave you with a picture taken today at sunset.
So I am back in Gozo for a while – and here’s a picture of wispy clouds at sunset.
It’s somewhat funny that my second posted picture should have been taken on the same day as the first. But then again, when one is at home with a cold, picture-taking opportunities are somehow limited, aren’t they? Anyway, back to the picture. I have a fascination with that time of day when light gives way to darkness, not because of
Right, here I am. After much putting off, I’ve finally pressed on and created my own blog, where I shall be documenting what I see through my third eye – otherwise known as my camera. My hope is to update this blog fairly regularly and to offer an insight into what I find interesting around me. This blog is meant