Another view of Marsaxlokk fishing port.
This village has an ancient history being the site of a Roman temple dedicated to the goddess Juno, but no ancient remains are visible. It is rare as a Maltese seaside village in that it has no modern buildings such as hotels spoiling it and none of the traditional housing has as of yet been destroyed to make way for prefab rental apartments.
On Sundays there is a fish market where one can get the best fish available, a particular local favourite is the Lampuki.
The sight of the traditional luzzu's (fishingboats built according to a design dating back to the Phoenicians) and the tranquil surroundings make this a very pleasant place to have lunch at one of the quaiside restaurants.
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Sergiom (45489) 2013-10-12 5:02
On dirait bien qu'ils ont décidé d'avoir des couleurs communes pour leurs bateaux dans cette région du monde très ensoleillée. Le cadrage serré d'on l'impression d’empilement aléatoire des plus intéressants.
snunney (72728) 2013-10-12 5:07
The tight framing puts the emphasis on the colourful boats and the busy harbour. I like the contrasts offered by the warm toned buildings in the background. A well lit image with superb colours and very good sharpness.
annjackman (15541) 2013-10-12 5:17
I like the vivid colours of the boats contrasting with the softer colours of the buildings. Very sharp and well framed.
Kind Regards, Ann
dta (56710) 2013-10-12 5:20
Hello DAniel ,
These colorful boats are a pleasure for the eyes and for the photographer . A good framing , here , and that is not so easy to choose the best one .
timecapturer (37124) 2013-10-12 5:49
these little Maltese boats make such good subjects and you have filled the frame perfectly here. A superbly detailed and colourful crop that typifies the peace and tranquillity of this little haven. Beautiful!
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
Nicou (105851) 2013-10-12 7:39
quel graphisme de bateau sueprbe quel formes ces barques typique en bois et les couleur quel ensemble merveilleuse compo.
Bravo et amitié
cornejo (22556) 2013-10-12 10:35
Hi Daniel, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting composition with the interesting and colorful boats typical of this place, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
krzychu30 (12719) 2013-10-12 14:07
absolutely charming place and composition!Luzzu boats are beautiful feature of Malta´s landscape(or better say seascape)
Your close-up of the scene and tight framing works well here.
Colorful boats against Marsaxlokk panorama looks fabulous!
Have a nice sunday
dale54 (5745) 2013-10-12 14:58
daniel hello,,malta's beautiful boats..nice shot all around,composition is just right,great job! dale
jjcordier (67270) 2013-10-12 22:25
Encore une très bonne photo de ce petit port de pêcheurs aux barques joliment colorées.
SnapRJW (23678) 2013-10-12 23:22
The gorgeously colourful boats make a distinctive shot here Daniel. I like the way they are jumbled up rather than in neat rows, it adds a business to the shot which suits the subject. Nicely composed with just a little location detail added by the inclusion of the buildings. have a fine Sunday Rosemary
carlo62 (19455) 2013-10-12 23:28
una splendida vista su queste barche colorate, sono veramente caratteristiche e belle, come è bello il contrasto con le case monocromatiche.
Cricri (92213) 2013-10-13 1:30
Un port qui est un plaisir a photographier, tant ces barques colorées sont uniques et magnifiques, belle lumière et présentation
SWEETFREEDOM (19932) 2013-10-13 3:17
lovely view, i like the contrast of colors and chosen p.o.v.
abmdsudi (32509) 2013-10-13 9:21
These boats are nice anchored in the bay and I can see what attracted you to the sight. You have done well to crop out any background distractions to provide a simple but effective composition.The vibrant colours are indeed hard to avoid! Impressive work.
Schnappilic (9088) 2013-10-13 10:54
Superbe culori si atmosfera in aceste mici porturi malteze.
O saptamana excelenta!
Silvio1953 (105553) 2013-10-13 12:06
Ciao Daniel, lovely composition ith beautiful colorful boats, splendid light and wonderful clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ifege (9909) 2013-10-14 1:49
Hi Daniel - another good one from Malta, maybe a bit over the top with saturation but it does work well.
jhm (128049) 2013-10-14 5:28
This are very small fisher boats but on these way get everyone fresh fish in the table.
You took a very good picture, all these boats care for a excellent composition.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Oceania (3245) 2013-10-14 6:18
Wow, the color of blue dominating the picture. It's gorgeous. They are echoing the blue sea and blue sky of the Mediterranean.
Have a good week ahead!
ChrisJ (91290) 2013-10-15 17:35
Fantastic saturated color with amazing warm cold color contrasts between the bright blue yellow and red trimmed boats. Nice repetition of the boats and the reflected sunlight on the sides of the fg boats is a nice extra. Have a nice week!
tatadalou (3975) 2013-10-19 10:16
Nice view of this fishing village. There's some great contrasts between colourful boats and clear façades of the village. Best regards,
Kamilutka (3738) 2013-10-24 1:10
catching up with the photos after break! So many beautiful ones! This one is amazing for its colors and busy but still tasteful composition. Well done! I like the choice of tight frame in here.
Thanks for sharing
mkamionka (27075) 2013-11-03 12:43
very attractive composition from this picturesque harbour. I remember that I struggled a lot in there to find a nice composition. At first sight it seemed that there are plenty of those colorful boats so you can just walk around and take a lot of photos but they somehow never wanted to pose in a photogenic way I wanted. So that is why I admire your composition here with a nice foreground and such a busy frame full of characteristic elements of Malta.
Very well done!!