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2018-08-30   BEACH BAR IN MALTA

By | 2018-08-28T19:29:18+00:00 August 29th, 2018|Malta|

Most of the Maltese beaches, you’ll find on the Northern side. I can’t remember the name, but that bar was typical, Aperol-Sprizz, Hugo, and Campari with ice. Lounge chairs outside, walls covered with reeds and white sun umbrellas for the heat. The mediterranean sea is very clear; you can see the water plants, fish, and starfish with the naked eye. A friend of mine told me, last time he even saw a ray near the beach.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: COOLPIX A
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s
  • Focal length: 18.5mm
  • ISO: 500

2018-03-19   TERRACES NEAR MDINA

By | 2018-03-18T11:23:21+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Malta|

On the walkway up to Mdina I did that shot of the terraces with that little city on top. Because of the heavy clouds I thought it would be raining soon, but the sun kept shining and we had a nice later afternoon in Mdina. Since I was at a work outing, we had as a program to attend at a paperchase. Getting a list of instructions to fulfill was a good opportunity to explore Mdina and its surroundings.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: DSC-RX1R
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 80

2018-03-02   MDINA GATE MALTA

By | 2018-02-25T18:10:08+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Malta|

The city Mdina is enclosed by a city wall, the photo shows the Mdina Gate as the only entry into the city. The area is very popular with film crews, parts of the movie Gladiator and episodes of Game of Thrones have been filmed there. A touristy “Games of Thrones”-tour shows you the filming-locations. Inside the city are narrow streets and high buildings, dating back to the 14th century. Currently it has a population of 236.  🙂 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: DSC-RX1R
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/25s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 200

2018-02-16   NARROW STREETS IN MALTA

By | 2018-02-15T23:10:59+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Malta|

Some of the older streets in Malta fit only for pedestrians or motor scooters. They are narrow and contorted; it’s a unique experience to walk through these city-parts and look at the entry-doors and shops. This photo shows a street near Mdina. There was a famous pastizzi shop very near, they baked fresh, and people were waiting in a long line to get that specialty.

Post processed with: Photoshop, Color Efex Pro 

  • Camera: DSC-RX1R
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/8s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 125

2017-12-24   CHRISTMAS IMPRESSIONS FROM EUROPE

By | 2017-12-24T11:14:02+00:00 December 24th, 2017|Malta, Venice, Vienna|

Different styles of Christmas impressions in European cities. What they all have in common is the beautiful lighting of the night. The first photo in Venice was handheld. I did this from a water taxi, where I waited for calm water, and at the same time, I was holding my breath to reduce camera shake. 🙂  For the second I used my tripod on the staircase to the Museum of Natural history. And the third happened after going out of a Christmas party in Malta. Here I shot also handheld and fast before the street was filled with people again.

VENICE  

 

VIENNA  

 

RABAT IN MALTA

  • Camera: DSC-RX1R
  • Aperture: ƒ/2
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 1000

2017-11-03  FLAT LANDSCAPES OF MALTA

By | 2017-11-02T20:31:02+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Malta|

Malta has no mountains, some low hills, stony ground, bushes and agriculture between stone-walls. I never had the time yet, but walking through that landscape is on my agenda. I would choose fall or winter, where the temperatures are pleasant. The island gets greener and flowers blossom.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop 

  • Camera: COOLPIX A
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s
  • Focal length: 18.5mm
  • ISO: 500

2017-10-02  MALTA RESTAURANT AT THE BEACH

By | 2017-10-01T12:11:21+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Malta|

Sitting in the shadow of a beautiful restaurant and looking at the beach, for many the ideal holiday dream. Since I am not the beach guy, I was there only one day shooting some photos. Malta is not well stocked with beaches; you have to drive to the north of the island.

Post processed with: Aurora 2018, Photoshop

  • Camera: COOLPIX A
  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s
  • Focal length: 18.5mm
  • ISO: 500

2017-09-14  SLIEMA TO ST. JULIANS, MALTA

By | 2017-09-15T23:47:12+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Malta|

Beginning in Sliema, stretching to St. Julians the Malta boardwalk brings Maltese buildings, restaurants, churches, hotels and flats. A many miles walk/drive, where you can enjoy the Mediterranean climate and pleasant lightings. It surprises you with something new, around every corner. In many Maltese restaurants, they serve English beer, Guinness or John Smith, both I like.  🙂

Post processed with: Photoshop

2017-08-12  SMART CITY MALTA III

By | 2017-08-10T18:53:43+00:00 August 12th, 2017|Malta|

Smart City Malta has grown to the top tech hub of the island. I was visiting BMIT, a colocation, and housing provider, talking about new data centers and synergies. It was interesting to hear that the design of their data center is copyright by Amazon Italia. I got a private visitors tour, where they showed me the roof deck with the diesel generators, the USV and battery rooms, the cooling and air circulation and the rack spaces for servers, routers, and switches. The setup is very professional with redundancy internet connectivity redundancy of first class providers like Level 3 and Thelia 2. Outside of the building, there are some chilling bars and restaurants where my colleague Massimo and I had a big Diet Coke with ice on that hot summer day.  🙂

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: COOLPIX A
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s
  • Focal length: 18.5mm
  • ISO: 200

2017-07-27  SUNSET AT BAIA BEACH MALTA

By | 2017-07-26T19:29:32+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Malta|

The northern part of Malta has those classical sandy beaches with blue sea and sunshades. The sinking sun adds to that beach stereotype, then the warm breeze of air and the smell of salty sea water. Outside on the terrace of Baia Beach Club, you have the great view of the lagoon, this combined with a Frangelico on the rocks, and you have a lovely evening. The Frangelico is an Italian liqueur made from hazelnuts and tastes like a liquid Nutella. 🙂

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: iPhone 6 Plus
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.2
  • Shutter speed: 1/33s
  • Focal length: 4.15mm
  • ISO: 160

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