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The Azure Window

The Azure Window
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Copyright: Tsilla Nahari (tnahari) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 259 N: 4365] (26007)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-28
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-03 6:40
Viewed: 2058
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Azure Window (Maltese: Tieqa Żerqa) is a natural arch in the Maltese island of Gozo featuring a table-like rock over the sea. The Inland Sea, and Dwejra Bay, were created millions of years ago when two limestone caves collapsed.

The sea around is very deep and of a dark blue hue, which explains why it is called the Azure Window. The rocks in this area are encrusted with fossilized crustaceans, evidence that most of the island was once covered by water. In front of the Azure Window is the Blue Hole, and The Chimney, two of the most popular dive sites in Gozo.

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Absolutely beautiful take of this natural wonder. I love the off center composition of the cave here with the beautifully contrasting colorful layers of the ocean playing on the rocks....truly a place like no other...would love to see this someday- thanks for sharing!



Tsilla ,

The pov is perfect for this gorgeous seascape.
I like those deep blue and light is nice too.
This rock is original with good detail, the skyline is good.
Kind regards

Hi Tsilla,
This is an incredible capture. Your POV is stunning looking through the natural arch. The sharp details are beautiful. Very well done Tsilla.

It look so much like the stone formation on the Pacific Ocean off southern California. Nicely captured with good dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

Hi Tsilla
Wonderful shot and beautiful scene captured with good vibrancy and details.
My Best Wishes

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-05-03 10:36]

Hi Tsilla,
A very sharp image of this famous Azure Window which is a natural arch found in the smaller Island of Gozo.
Perfect details in the rocks and such a pleasant contrast with the dark blue sea.
Hope you enjoyed your holiday in Malta.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Hello Tsilla,

Original composition, have you reached the door of this great rock?! Fabulous contrasts.
Wonderful details and the enchanting blue of the sea gives an excellent image.
My compliments. Greetings.

Fantastic shot Tsilla. Beautiful color and a wonderful pov. Great depth and detail. Well done. Such a lovely scene. TFS, Lori

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