Tag Archives: gozo

The Starry Sky of Mgarr ix-Xini

Joseph/ June 18, 2018/ Astronomy, Landscapes, Seascapes/ 0 comments

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

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The Golden Hour

Joseph/ June 26, 2017/ Landscapes/ 0 comments

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.

Ghawdex (Gozo)

Joseph/ February 26, 2017/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

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!

Encounter with a Seahorse

Joseph/ December 26, 2014/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

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.

A post back from home

Joseph/ August 11, 2014/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

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

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Joseph/ April 20, 2014/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Currently back home in Gozo for a break – I realize now how much I had missed the sun and the sea!

Lens on Gozo – a second instalment

Joseph/ January 7, 2014/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

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!

Lens on Gozo

Joseph/ March 28, 2013/ Uncategorized/ 1 comments

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

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Joseph/ December 25, 2012/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

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

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After the Storm

Joseph/ October 25, 2012/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

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.

A view of Home

Joseph/ October 15, 2012/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

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

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My favourite place in the World

Joseph/ October 14, 2012/ Uncategorized/ 1 comments

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

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Light Pollution

Joseph/ July 29, 2012/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

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

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The Heart of the Galaxy

Joseph/ July 25, 2012/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

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

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My village

Joseph/ April 1, 2012/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

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.

The last picture of 2011… bring on 2012!

Joseph/ December 31, 2011/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

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,

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Rough Sea

Joseph/ December 30, 2011/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

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

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Mgarr Harbour

Joseph/ December 30, 2011/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

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.

When the world is still asleep

Joseph/ December 23, 2011/ Uncategorized/ 1 comments

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

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Crashing waves

Joseph/ December 22, 2011/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

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

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The Cat of the Alley

Joseph/ June 21, 2011/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

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

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Free like a bird.

Joseph/ April 24, 2011/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

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

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Eternal peace.

Joseph/ April 20, 2011/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

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.

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Lighting up the darkness.

Joseph/ January 28, 2011/ Uncategorized/ 1 comments

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

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My first post… ever.

Joseph/ January 27, 2011/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

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

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