In the South of Malta island, there's another different world, more archaic and close to the traditions.
Marsaxlokk is a traditional fishing village located in the south-eastern part of Malta, with a population of 3,277 people (NSO Report, Dec 2008). The village’s name comes from marsa, which means "port" and xlokk, which is the local name for south east. The word is related to the name for the dry sirocco wind that blows from the Sahara, comparable to the equivalent Catalan word, "xaloc".
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serp2000 (33057) 2013-08-24 3:56
Excellent picturesque photo from Malta, Smart PoV, impressive background. Your post reminds me the photos of Budapestman from Malta. Gorgeous colours! malta is one of my dreams, but everytime I come to another places.
snunney (72566) 2013-08-24 4:07
Great close-up on this colourful little boat. I like also that we can catch a glimpse of the village in the background. Pleasantly lit and with superb colours and sharpness.
SnapRJW (23510) 2013-08-24 4:18
What beautiful colours Daniel and a fine composition with the painted boat looking good floating on the blue-green water. You have managed to frame the distant towers very cleverly with the boats canopy so we get a good feel for the local architecture. Top class presentation and a shot that lures the viewer to visit Malta! have a fine weekend. Rosemary
HimalAnda (6918) 2013-08-24 4:27
Nice boat and very colorful picture.
I like it!
Romano46 (11375) 2013-08-24 5:01
molto bello il soggetto che si presta ad una composizione eccellente.
Colori e nitidezza di gran pregio sono il giusto complemento a questa immagine che si fa notare anche per il taglio ed il formato appropriato.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
Sergiom (45244) 2013-08-24 5:08
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue et le cadrage serré sur la barque multicolore qui pointe dans ta direction mais aussi le fait de bien voir les tours de l'église en arrière plan qui sont aussi très nettes.
dta (56526) 2013-08-24 5:16
Hello Daniel ,
Excellent close framing of this so picturesque colorful boat .
krzychu30 (12605) 2013-08-24 6:53
one of the places I´ll visit for sure(for delightful views and delicious seafood).
You captured this typical Maltese boat excellently.As much as the boat I like the way you use it to frame a part of the Marsaxlokk architecture in the distance.Looks really great!
Brilliant presentation full od bright,vivid colors!
Have a nice weekend
fabbs99 (10998) 2013-08-24 7:29
Nice and colorful shot of the boats.Sharpness and clarity are excellent.Exceptional framing aand exposure.Excellent work.TFS.
Hansaphotos (6047) 2013-08-24 7:31
What a splendid capture of these colourful boats. Very attractive colours, and a fine close view. Very nice work! TFS.
Enjoy your weekend.
Kielia (21519) 2013-08-24 8:49
I recognized it already from the thumbnail because this is something quite typical in you gallery!
I think this is a very beautiful impression of the boat – you have captured it excellently in its natural element. The light and the moody color of the water make the image very attractive. My compliments!
carlo62 (19313) 2013-08-24 8:57
credo che questo luogo sia l'unico che può competere con i colori e i riflessi che si trovano in Costa Azzurra.
Gran bel colpo
Nicou (105629) 2013-08-24 9:42
quelle vue de cette barque de bois sueprbe avec la toile de protection du soleil quelle compo et vue génial.
Bravo et amitié
holmertz (31208) 2013-08-24 10:37
A nice composition with great colours and a fine distant view of the church squeezed in between the boat and the canopy. Well done.
macjake (45556) 2013-08-24 11:09
wow, looking at this scene makes me want to visit Malta for sure. And seeing now how close it is to Sicily, I understand why you combined the two in one trip.
I like seeing the church and cathedral in the bg below the sun curtain for the boat.
the colors pop and sizzle, as does the light and warmth. really nice
mesutilgim (72870) 2013-08-24 13:22
Very nice capture from Malta !
Perfect pov and correct chosen portrait format. Nice bright colors and perfect sharpness.
TFS and have a nice wekeend
jcpix (6504) 2013-08-24 20:34
A picturesque and colorful image, I really like this viewpoint which accentuates the shape and lines of this boat. There's a relatively calm appearance, but being able to see enough of the dense city in the background helps create a sense of city life against the relaxed mood and atmosphere of this shot. Even sitting at dock, I'd sure enjoy some time here just taking in the view on this bright and sunny day. :) Sharp and detailed as usual, great composition. Enjoy the day ahead. Take care.
All the best,
jjcordier (67146) 2013-08-24 22:49
Excellente composition verticale avec une très belle utilisation de ces célèbres barques colorées. La lumière est très belle et donne de superbes couleurs.
amaryllis (32051) 2013-08-24 22:54
Une superbe photo et cadrage à la verticale qui convient bien à cette présentation avec ce premier plan de ce bateau qui occupe une partie, et l'église en arrière plan, de belles couleurs dont celle de l'eau
siudzi (27697) 2013-08-24 23:25
Wow! What a charming shot executed with classy composition and absolutely amazing color management! True beauty! Perfectly observed and cropped scene superb interesting elements in both fg abd bg. Bravo!
Have a nice Sunday!
Urs (14078) 2013-08-25 3:00
These fishing boats with even similar colours could be here in South East Asia. Seems that there is no big difference among fishing communities. Good photo job
wolf38 (29116) 2013-08-25 3:21
Hi Daniel. Malte is truly a special destination because of its history. But this beautiful island also has scenic beauty and interesting ports. Your photo is a good example of this. The colorful harbor scene is wonderful.
saxo042 (33856) 2013-08-25 7:44
You have managed to include a very interesting background here, the beautiful buildings far away steal some of the beauty of this very colourful boat. A fine and well composed photo.
cornejo (22432) 2013-08-26 4:51
Hi Daniel, excellent photography of this beautiful and interesting composition with the beautiful boat and the cathedral in the background. Very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, nice light and color. Excellent and beautiful work well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Cricri (92041) 2013-08-28 4:23
Une très belle image du port de Marsaxlokk, un lieu qui mérite d'être vu et revu, j'aime beaucoup, les couleurs , la lumière sur cette jolie barque, beau souvenir pour moi
ourania (18506) 2013-08-28 9:46
a beautiful picture, so nicely laid out in a vertical frame. I love the way you've enhanced the sense of depth and included an interesting view in the background. The sharp details are very attractive. The light vivifies each colour and surface effectively, it's filtered through the fabric in a delightful way. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
claudeD (26906) 2013-08-29 7:05
very fine picture from Malta showing this very interesting harbor scenery. I like the fresh colors and perfect sharpness.Very good contribution to TE. TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg