The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health. The eye is personified in the goddess Wadjet. It is also known as ''The Eye of Ra''.
This symbol is still present on the traditional fishing boats in the South of Malta island named "Luzzu". They are brightly painted in shades of yellow, red, green and blue.
The design of the Luzzu, like that of another Maltese boat, the dghajsa, is believed to date back at least to the Phoenician times. The luzzu has survived because it tends to be a sturdy and stable boat even in bad weather. Originally, the luzzu was equipped with sails although nowadays almost all are motorised, with onboard diesel engines being the most common. Some luzzi have been converted to passenger carriers for tourists although the vast majority continue to be used as fishing vessels.
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Nicou (105595) 2013-09-19 8:28
Génial cet il sur la barque et quelle couleur il a un beau cil superbe ces couleurs ces formes de la barque quel détail merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
Hansaphotos (6047) 2013-09-19 10:15
Another fine capture of thes colourful boats. A wonderful cut and a lovely presentation. Great work! TFS.
Have a nice evening.
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-09-19 10:23
You strike the jackpot here! I am struck by the poignancy of this shot and all the adjectives are out......
and needless to comment much. Gem of this small beauty speaks itself through our logical mind!
Have a great day, My compliments.
amaryllis (32051) 2013-09-19 11:00
Superbe photo de ces bateaux et merci de ton explication sur l' eye of Horus
Belle lumière et belles couleurs
ourania (18490) 2013-09-19 11:18
an effective composition in a busy vertical frame that shows what a beautiful, elegant and eye catching subject a luzzu is. The antique architecture, the busy port and the shades of the next boat make a very intricate backdrop but the prow of the lovely colourful luzzu stands out easily and delightfully. I like very much your choice to keep the background so clear and meaningful. The light and the colours are brilliant. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
jemaflor (73990) 2013-09-19 13:08
Always photogenic these luzzu and the impressive eye, beautiful colors, you can try a close up on the Fg.
carlo62 (19291) 2013-09-19 13:26
la barca è molto bella e colorata in modo vivace e per questo mi chiedo perchè non hai utilizzato un taglio più stretto, tagliando almeno la parte alta.
jjcordier (67118) 2013-09-19 22:53
Cette belle barque colorée à lil d'Horus constitue un très beau premier plan.
HimalAnda (6914) 2013-09-20 0:18
That's a beautiful and colorful picture. The composition and the vertical format are good.
macjake (45540) 2013-09-20 1:30
well, i have certainly learned something new here today!!
educational note about the 'luzzu'
love the colors, the cut/crop, and of course the lighting.
too bad for the blue truck in the bg, but what can you do right?
thanks for this one.
timecapturer (36924) 2013-09-20 3:52
iconic Maltese boat and colourful crop, that is beautifully sharp and appealing. Gloriously executed and presented.
Have a great weekend - Brian.
adramad (30819) 2013-09-20 5:23
The colors of this beautiful composition is superb and this strong combination of colors, creates a very powerful image, perfect the effect of the bow of this boat.
Very well managed exposure, and optimal sharpness.
Enjoy a happy weekend.
kasianowak (3474) 2013-09-20 6:49
Nice graphic composition and delightful colours. Great choice of portrait format.
Interesting note as well, there are some many forms of this ancient eye symbol!
Have a nice weekend
Silvio1953 (105301) 2013-09-20 9:59
Ciao Daniel, lovely composition, great perspective on nice boats, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
ktanska (22638) 2013-09-20 12:58
Luzzus are undeniably photogenic and in Marsaxlokk they provide endless photo opportunities. I like how you've pict the details of this one boat. Also those shadows look good, bringing extra attention to that eye.
krzychu30 (12605) 2013-09-21 10:02
excellent capture of the iconic Luzzu boat!(I thought it will be piece of cake to take some good photos of them,but I was wrong)
Sharp,clear and so colorful-superb combination to achieve an amazing visual effect!
Have a good evening
ChrisJ (91132) 2013-09-22 5:46
Fantastic warm vs cold colour contrasts between the red hull of the boat, & the cyan sea. Good sharpness and effective tight framing. The yellow vs blue colour contrast is even more pronounced! Nice shadow and light play on the fg boat too. Tfs!
Zucca (4451) 2013-09-23 7:48
What an eye-catching photo... for an eye ! Great colors and choice of frame. Congratulations for the useful note, too.
Have a nice afternoon,
mjw364 (6136) 2013-09-24 13:45
Vivid and colourful - a well composed abstract of the harbour and boats. The little boat has an eye and a face!