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Gozo Harbor

Gozo Harbor
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, Mood
Camera: Nikon D7000, Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 (IF) Macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-09 0:52
Viewed: 2091
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A panorama of the Harbor of Gozo, Mgarr from where the Ferry boat operates to Malta. A contre-jour capture with Malta at the back.

The town of Mġarr grew up around the shallow harbour which shares its name. Ferry services to Malta were in operation by 1241, and fishing was already established. While the area around the harbour was developed over the following centuries, there was little development of the harbour itself until 1841, when a breakwater was constructed to provide more shelter to the port. This breakwater was strengthened and extended several times up to 1906. A larger breakwater was constructed between 1929 and 1935, and two more in 1969; on the completion of the latter, the area of the port was expanded to 121,400 square metres.
The ferry terminal was rebuilt at a cost of €9.3 million in the early 21st century. Work began in 2001 and took seven years, with the terminal opening in February 2008. The harbour now has facilities for around 600 passengers and 200 cars. The design of the new harbour was changed during the construction process to reduce its visual impact on the surrounding landscape.

PP work: Three images to create this panorama and adapted HDR

suzley, chrisJ, brech, Fortuna, VicZik, mvdisco, parasbhalla has marked this note useful
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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-05-09 2:32]

Hi Francis.

You captured such superb refecting light across this harbour, the business of the marina gives life and interest too, i like the idea of this as a pano. TFS

Stv :0))

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-05-09 3:15]

Hi Francis

A superb high pov overlooking the harbour with amazing repetition of the boats and a wonderful shimmering backlight reflecting off the water surface. The big Gozo Channel Line boat stands out & the fact that I can easily read the text is testament to the impeccable sharpness. Tfs!

Bom dia Francis,

Great panorama with wonderful scenery, lighting and reflections!
Very good contrast and sharpness.

Parabéns e um grande abraço,

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-05-09 6:08]


quel rendu sur le plan d'eau sueprbe vue et iamga vec ce grand bâteeau quel panorama de ce port avec le découpage des collines en fond grandisoe compo et iamge.

bravo et amitié


Ciao Francis, good POV on fantastic harbour, lovely composition with beautiful great ship, splendid light and wonderful soft colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Beautiful panoramic view of this harbor. It's hard shooting against the sun you managed it very well. Good pov and dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-05-09 12:43]

Beautiful view of a harbour, nice effect of shimmering water, well composed and presented

Hi Francis,
Beautiful panorama of the Harbor of Gozo at contre-jour,
Excellent point of view and great details in the Large Version,
nice reflection of the light in the sea and deep of field,
very well taken and done,

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-05-09 20:23]

Greetings Francis Xavier,that water is shimmering like a sea of diamonds. The choice of a Panorama view of the harbour works well in showing off the marina as well as the area for ferries & cruise ships? I guess the numerous buses are to take the tourists sight seeing. Good details & clarity in what I would image was difficult light.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-05-10 13:16]

Hi Francis,
Nice panoramic look with ferry dominating the smaller boats. Good exposure shooting into the light.

A wonderful harbor scene with amazing details, Francis!
We were TL-neighbors and we both have posted picture with a Large Version :)

I like the light being reflected on the surface of seawaters.
The sharpness and POV are excellent, and the large version gives a breathtaking view of the place I must say.
Good job!

Have a nice weekend.


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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-05-11 19:40]

I like the panorama of the Harbor of Gozo at contre-jour,
with a good POV and deep of field and sharp colors,
nice work. TFS

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