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A boat ride in Dwejra Bay, Gozo

A boat ride in Dwejra Bay, Gozo
Photo Information
Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-01
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D7000, Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 (IF) Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-08 2:48
Viewed: 4427
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The name of this bay, Dwejra Bay, is derived from a small house which was built on the cliffs surrounding the inland sea.

The bay has rare geological features, both on land and undrer the sea, rich and diverse wildlife and habitats, dramatic seascapes dominated by a rocky shoreline and a general wilderness feel. Dwejra is renowned both for it interesting geology and also for its fascinating underwater scenery.

From Dwejra one could also enjoy the wonderful scene of the sunset.

The Inland Sea known as Il-Qawra by the locals, constitutes the lowest spot of Gozo. It is an expanse of shallow water set in a deep recess in the rock coastline produced by the caving in of the surface above subterranean caves.

The pool is connected to the outside sea by means of a narrow, sixty metre-long tunnel the cliffs. This only entrance for this pebbly lake is called Ghar iz-Zerqa (Blue Cave) because of the colour of the sea within and around it.

PP work: HDR

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Bom dia Francis,
This is a glossy photo (in the multiple sense of the word ...)
Brilliant landscape under strong sunlight
Brilliant POV / DOF with perfect management from depth
Brilliant sharpness, color and detail.
In brief, a nice photo.

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-05-08 3:55]

I like the way the passage of this natural arch visible from this side into the other one. Really nice

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2012-05-08 4:11]

Hello Francis :)

This gate looks in scales wonderfully!
Splendid colours and pretty light, fantastic composition.
The original, very showy realization...congratulations!

With best wishes.

Bom dia Francis,

Great job showing us a beautiful view with wonderful colors and glorious light, contrast and sharpness.


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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-05-08 6:06]

Hi Francis.

Superb play of light across these rocks shoing so much minute detail and depth. The boats add good scale and interest, nice touch with the passageway through. TFS

Stv :0))

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2012-05-08 6:49]

Hi Francis,
I would love to see this. Nice natural colors, great lighting and a beautiful scene. Malta just has so much to offer. Congrats on this. TFS Julie

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-05-08 7:13]

Hi Francis

A superb coastal scene with wonderful sharpness & superb warm cold colour contrasts between the green water & the orange red tints in the rocky cliff. The 3 boats are a great addition! Tfs.

A romantic coastal scene. I like the POV, sharpness contrast. Good light management and excellent composition. TFS

Wow! I'd love to ride a boat into those waters. This reminds me of similar place in Southern California. Great pov and dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

Bonjour Francis Xavier,
Un joli cliché plein de jolies couleurs et avec des détails très bien mis en valeur par un beau soleil...
Ce rocher percé doit être une grande attraction pour les touristes, par beau temps évidemment...
Les couleurs de la mer font rêver...

Bonjour Francis,

Nice composition showing the passage true the rock. Composition is well balanced. Human reference help to size the rock structure. Use of HDR is very discrete and pleasant. Good work and TFS


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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-05-08 11:05]

In Turkay I sow such beautiful caves, it is an interesting phenomenon, well captured and composed

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2012-05-08 11:44]

HI Francis, wonderful scene, a perfect capture of this boat ride in a beautiful landscape.Perfect POV and composition.
Regards Rose

Ciao Francis, lovely composition with nice boats and fantastic monument of nature, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Francis,
Nice presentation of these boats ride in Dwejra Bay,
beautiful colors,contrast,light and sharp composition,
good work in HDR.too,

Perfect pov to see the horizon and boat through the cave opening. Good to have both boats pointing the same direction in terns of composition and rich warm colour of the rock. Nicely done

Hi Francis
good capture of a nice natural site on Gozo island. fine POV to see the natural tunnel from side to side. beautiful shades of colors on the water and splendid sharpness of the rocky wall.
pleasant scene with tourists boats.

Bonjour Francis
Cette grotte, sous cet angle est fantastique et n'a sans doute rien à envier à celle de Capri.Très belle composition

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