The Inland Sea, sometimes called Qawra in Maltese, is a lagoon of seawater on the island of Gozo linked to the Mediterranean Sea through an opening formed by a narrow natural arch.
It was probably formed where a geological fault in the limestone had created a sea cave and the roof then collapsed.
On one side there is a gently shelving stony beach with several fishermen's huts. The boats are often pulled up on to the stony beach. The bottom of the lagoon is also mostly pebbles and rocks and is fairly shallow. As you exit through the tunnel towards open sea, the floor drops away in a series of shelves to a depth of up to 35 metres on the outside. Jacques Cousteau said the Inland Sea was among his top ten dives.
On calm days fishing boats, known in Maltese as luzzijiet, can pass through the tunnel. Some of the boats are used to take visitors through the archway and then for a tour of the nearby cliffs and other sites, mainly to the Fungus Rock and another large natural arch in the cliffs called the Azure Window.
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Sergiom (45527) 2013-10-08 5:01
J'aime beaucoup le format de cette image. Il montre bien ce que tu veux montrer, soit une barque sur les eaux calmes du port sur fond de portes multicolores.
snunney (72762) 2013-10-08 5:59
The panoramic format is perfect for this well presented thoughtfully conceived compensation. Beautifully lit and with superb colours and sharpness.
timecapturer (37152) 2013-10-08 6:45
Difficulties getting online - so cutting and pasting this - BUT just want to say - "I like this shot!" Before I lose my connection yet again.
holmertz (31340) 2013-10-08 7:05
Your usual tight vertical cropped has given way to a horizontal crop. Although there is a lot of blue foreground the composition is very nicely balanced, roughly on thirds, and there is a fine contrast between the beautifully blue water and the mainly ochra wall.
SnapRJW (23704) 2013-10-08 7:52
I like your crop here Daniel; it makes a good feature out of the row of arched doorways. Attractive summery feel here. Warm regards rosemary
Nicou (105903) 2013-10-08 7:54
quelle compo et vue sueprbe cette barque avec les reflet sur le bleu et en fond ce rond et toutes ces entrées ces façades un cadrage parfait au millimètre superbe.
Bravo et amitié
gojo (1347) 2013-10-08 8:59
Excellent framing of some very attractive objects.
macjake (45588) 2013-10-08 10:43
love this type of composition.
the elegant rich looking boat with its strong lines, and the colorful door and sandstone architecture in the bg neatly tucked into the top.
Silvio1953 (105599) 2013-10-08 10:47
Ciao Daniel, lovely composition with nice boat, wonderful natural colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
siudzi (27769) 2013-10-08 13:10
What a charming and peaceful view you have found for taking this image! The line of colorful doors look very interesting and built a nice background for the scene. Well done. TFS.
carlo62 (19485) 2013-10-08 14:44
bel taglio, la fila di portoni è incredibile, tutti diversi, sia nella forma che nel colore.
Ottima la composizione con la barca decentrata.
jjcordier (67292) 2013-10-08 23:23
Une composition originale donnant la part belle à la mer aux jolis tons bleus.
abmdsudi (32515) 2013-10-09 8:08
A nicely composed shot with attractive background which complements the main interest. The boat appears bigger as strong element and strikingly stands out against the deep blue water. A simple worked shot uncluttered, Well done, TFS
adramad (30951) 2013-10-09 9:42
Very nice and good frame in this image, giving more prominence to the sea and the boat, but keeping a beautiful front line, with the door alignment varied colors.
Good brightness and sharpness, with vibrant colors.
Very good job.
Have a good evening.
tatadalou (3979) 2013-10-09 15:27
I love your framing, specially the line of painted doors on the background.
Cricri (92249) 2013-10-10 8:29
J'aime le cadrage serré juste au dessus des portes colorées, la position de la barque, une lumière et des couleurs des plus agréable, très jolie composition
bayno (18338) 2013-10-11 6:01
simple and nice compo...good cut and nice details...many colors also...
have a nice day...