Anchor Bay takes its name from the large anchor situated at the edge of the bay. This was one of the most charming and attractive bays in Malta until the area was completely taken over for the filming of ‘Popeye the Movie’ in 1979 starring Robin Williams. The whole set of Sweethaven Village still stands in place thirty years later and has become a mini theme park and tourist attraction to the detriment of the natural environment of the area.
The picturesque inlet is surrounded by rocky slopes on either side and is a popular dive site due to the extensive marine life and a large cave easily accessible from a steep slope leading down to the bay. The little quay is also usually used as a peaceful spot by fishermen to cast out from. Even though the sea is generally calm here, the general exposed nature of Anchor Bay is only suitable for experienced and good swimmers.
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ktanska (22646) 2013-10-27 12:11
Vertical framing fits well showing this seaside scene from a high location. I like how the frame is divided between the paople on the lower part and boats further up.
Kamilutka (3738) 2013-10-27 12:20
pretty composition and lovely vivid colors. I like the format and the black framing. Great light and well placed all the elements of the image.
Thanks for sharing
mesutilgim (72870) 2013-10-27 12:21
Very nice capture with birdseye view and amazing colors.
I like much the different shades of green and blue on the sea.
TFS and best regards
kabel (1251) 2013-10-27 14:03
Hello, beautiful view of the ocean and boats and swimmers. Perfect sharpness and dof. Your image gives the feeling of dreamy summer days soaking up the sun and leisurely playing in the water,
carlo62 (19313) 2013-10-27 15:05
una composizione particolare, dove le barche colorate prendono le distanze da quelle più cupe e dove le persone punteggiano il mare vicino alla spiaggia.
Un bel pov dall'alto che rende tutto più originale.
daddo (20597) 2013-10-27 15:32
Hi Daniel. Such an attractive array of colours and harmonious too. Nice format allowing us to enjoy the presence of the swimmers and the fishing boats. Lovely light and a well balanced composition as the people and boats balance each other along the way. Regards. Klaudio.
npecanhuk (56350) 2013-10-27 19:17
Very beautiful and inviting picture!
Special regards to the vertical format, chosen pov, composition and colors!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week,
adidas5nb (2851) 2013-10-27 19:47
i just love the color and the location.beautifully shot with the boats.lovely presentation too.
ifege (9899) 2013-10-27 23:02
Hi Daniel - a colourful and well presented photo. It brings out the water variations beautifully. Good inclusion of the boats as well.
emka (64110) 2013-10-27 23:23
Hi Daniel, I would like to swim a bit in this marvelous emerald water. Amazing colours.
Have a nice week
jjcordier (67146) 2013-10-27 23:58
Jolie composition verticale aux belles couleurs. On a vraiment envie de barboter dans ces eaux.
Romano46 (11375) 2013-10-28 2:01
questa fotografia con la sue appendici nere che la coronano sia sopra che sotto denota un tuo elevato senso estetico.
L'azzurro che domina incontrastato nelle sua diverse sfumature appare molto elegante e la presenza sia dei bagnanti che delle barche crea delle note di colore che si dispongono nella composizione in maniera molto elegante insieme alle rocce dando luogo ad un risultato assai piacevole. Ottima cura del colore e del contrasto ed una definizione abbastanza elevata completano degnamente la tua bella opera.
Ciao e buona settimana
COSTANTINO (44073) 2013-10-28 2:34
shot that brings memories from the summer
holidays I like the whole framing and the
deep blue color excellent chosen point of view
showing the boats like little toys
beautiful view that draws the eyes away
lucky people down there
have a nice evening
siudzi (27697) 2013-10-28 3:06
Wow! What a view here! Absolutely amazing summer post executed with extremely spectacular color saturation. Perfectly done! TFS.
holmertz (31208) 2013-10-28 3:51
This is a very good composition with a suitable vertical shape. I like the changing colours of the water, the anchored colourful boats and most of all the glimpses of bathers in the lower part. The rocks, boats and bathers are all very nicely lined up from top to bottom.
Cricri (92041) 2013-10-28 13:04
Un merveilleux signet pour page, des couleurs splendide de l'eau, les bateaux colorées et le coté sauvage que donne les rochers , un POV et une image très attirante
Nicou (105629) 2013-10-28 21:07
Fantastique pureté de l'eau quelle iamge et compo ce taches sur le bleu sur le fond de la mer et l'alignement des bâteaux c'est merveilleux splendide.
Bravo et amitié
krzychu30 (12605) 2013-10-29 0:53
truly delightful place and...superb perspective showing us perfectly its uniqueness(unfortunately I haven´t seen it).
Your high POV and tight,vertical frame create strong,visual effect.
Another thing is the water and its colors-truly beautiful!
Have a nice day
Zucca (4447) 2013-10-29 11:13
To my mind, the format and the viewpoint from a high position are well chosen here : the colors of the water and the typical fishing boats make the photo very attractive, despite the note !
Have a nice evening,
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-10-30 6:12
A breath taking seascape from high pov, an image packed full of wonderful colors and bright highlights make us want to explore with all the attractive elements. The inviting water creates such a superb contrast with its brilliant colour couldn't get any better as depicted. Your camera work as always is spot on, another quality shot, Congrats.
brianmcc (5786) 2013-10-31 13:09
the colours here are stunning. your high vantage point has helped create this lovely coastal image. the sunlight illuminating the sea is fantastic and very appealing.
Gigidusud (10158) 2013-11-01 2:05
Splendid blue composition with an excellent framing and great vertical format. I like it!
mkamionka (27045) 2013-11-01 8:38
very attractive view from Malta. Really original composition with vertical frame showing some rocks in the corner and people enjoying the shallow waters across the frame. Amazing green color of the water. In spite of Malta being a holiday destination there are not that many photos showing the beach aspect of this beautiful island.
have a great weekend,
serp2000 (33057) 2013-11-04 3:34
Very informative note (but I did not see that movie, unfortunately). Outstanding color of the sea, attractive scene, I miss the summer and I need the sun.
But I see the grey rainy and cloudy sky behind my window only...
Thanks for this positive picture.
adores (30775) 2013-11-08 2:48
Perfect high pov to show such a colourful place! The colours of the water and boats are great and it was a good idea to include these people and the ball in foreground.
Didi (51253) 2013-11-10 3:33
Nice vertical composition in blue waters
Nice place for holidays
It was possible to make a large version
kato (9492) 2013-11-14 3:22
You're capturing well this bay by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the clean/beautiful water in bay and some colorful boats. Visitors seem to enjoy much this feeling of opening by touching water of bay. And, it's also impressive in three tones which arises by the penetration of light because of being different from the depth.
ourania (18506) 2013-11-16 9:17
a very attractive stretch of sea, such a rich and delightful backdrop covering the whole of your frame. It offers mesmerizing texture, movement and transparency and, of course, delicious graduating colours. it's fun to follow the length of the vertical frame stopping every now and then to watch a scene or observe details. A well made and very lovely picture, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
delpeoples (48568) 2013-11-21 2:18
I like this vertical cut and the beautiful emerald sea seems to go on forever. The black frame at either end of the photo contrasts the colours beautifully.
Nice work, thanks for sharing