The luzzu is one of the symbols of Malta and is featured on the reverse of the older series (1979-89) of Maltese lira coins.
A luzzu is a traditional type of fishing boat from the Maltese islands. Traditionally, they are brightly painted in shades of yellow, red, green and blue, and the bow is normally pointed with a pair of eyes. These eyes may be the modern survival of an ancient Phoenician custom (also practiced by the ancient Greeks); they are sometimes (and probably inaccurately) referred to as the Eye of Horus or of Osiris.
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.
The town of Marsaxlokk is especially famous for the large numbers of luzzu and similar craft operating in its harbor.
Marsaxlokk is a traditional fishing village located in the south-eastern part of Malta, with a population of 3,205 people. The name means "south-east port" in Maltese and is pronounced mar-sa-shlok.
Marsaxlokk is the foremost fishing village and, perhaps, the most picturesque seaside locality in Malta. Fishing nets are often spread on the quay to dry in the sun and, quite often, sturdy fishermen can be seen mending these nets. These activities, together with the modest houses by the quayside, lend the place charm and serenity.(Source: Malta guide& wikipedia)
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besnard (55465) 2010-05-08 2:33
Un joli cliché de bord de mer avec ces typiques barques colorées aux formes particulières qui ressortent de belle manière sur le bleu de la mer.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
npecanhuk (72028) 2010-05-08 2:39
Anchored colorful boats are always a great subject for attractive pictures, but that's not a rule if the photographer hasn't got the talent for that! And you've got plenty of that! What a wonderful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, dof, colors, black & white borders and specially composition are all outstanding features here, as usual!
TFS - congratulations!
Have a very good week-end!
Um ótimo fim-de-semana prá ti!
snunney (92506) 2010-05-08 2:40
A pretty composition of these colourful little boats dotted about the water under a lovely blue sky. Very good colours and clarity. Thanks for sharing; have a good weekend.
bukitgolfb301 (38514) 2010-05-08 2:44
Hi my dear George
So great wonderful shot indeed!!!
Perfect well calculated framework/composition and clear sharpness in the detail as usual. Light control and management are marvelous too!!!
Blessing on your masterpiece!!!
Thanks for sharing and have a good Saturday night!
dta (72999) 2010-05-08 2:45
Hello George ,
A colorful picture no doubt ! Those beautiful boats provide a superb subject . And the composition is excellent .
jurek1951 (42196) 2010-05-08 2:51
Excellent contrast and presentation,
good colors and sharpness.
Excellent point of view,
Bluejeans (64251) 2010-05-08 2:53
Ola George ,
Beleza de foto com estes coloridos barcos de pesca , ricos tons de azul , bom contraste de cores, parabéns !!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
Estelle (2766) 2010-05-08 3:03
Nice colourful boats and a good positioning of the first boat to lead the eye to the rest of the picture.
Sergiom (70578) 2010-05-08 4:15
On dirait une carte postale. Les bateaux aux superbes couleurs semblent flotter sur un nuage bleu. La composition est excellente ainsi que l'angle de vue.
Amitiés et bon weekend
Leconte (5795) 2010-05-08 4:50
beautiful exhibition of colorful boats, beautiful view to the horizon, beautiful colors and beautiful composition,
JCG (35129) 2010-05-08 6:36
A true enchantment for the eyes all these coloured boats on this so beautiful sea. A superb photograph profiting a good depth. I like much the calm which arise from the image. Pretty and luminous glance, thank you George.
With all my friendships and a very good WE,
vasilpro (41187) 2010-05-08 8:51
Wonderful composition with all these boats, beautiful atmosphere, lovely colors, excellent POV and DOF.
Have a nice Saturday night, Vasilis.
macjake (63166) 2010-05-08 12:31
you show us another beautiful marina shot.
full of vibrant colours, depth, clarity, calmness and serenity.
seems like a wonderful place to spend some time.
francio64 (39784) 2010-05-08 12:55
bella immagine di mare con le tante barche che riempiono piacevolmente la scena.
Ottima gestione della luce e bei colori.
subhendu_bagchi (25991) 2010-05-08 21:02
very good atmosphere in this place. Nice boats with their vibrant colours, nicely colours water and beautiful cliff at background. Superb composition with perfect light and good depth. Very well captured scene. Tfs.
jjcordier (79289) 2010-05-08 22:54
Très bonne composition avec une très belle utilisation de ces petits bateaux colorés que la lumière rend encore plus attractifs.
ifege (10367) 2010-05-09 0:02
A good photo of these colourful boats and helped by the head land in the background.
Gerrit (51684) 2010-05-09 0:14
wonderful and well composed view over the bay full of these colorful little fishing boats.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-05-09 0:14
Hello George! Amazing calm, wonderful seascape, wonderful boats. Nice weather, very nice lightness and colours. Good POV and DOF, very good capture. Superb effect. Interesting note. Well done!
ymrk (15047) 2010-05-09 1:38
Wonderful graphical affect which have attractive colors!Incredible image,so that is affecting us with well rowing!all the best!
gilou530 (34) 2010-05-09 13:25
une image bien colorées avec toutes ces barques multicolores dans une grande profondeur de champs, beau travail
coco (30439) 2010-05-11 6:10
Very nice subject and also gorgeous composition and colours. The exposure is superb too.
rikko77 (10861) 2010-05-11 6:12
such a quite atmosphere here! I like this framing and the position of the boat in the FG, useful to create a sense of perspective.
Good colors also...
have a good day
Fante (5429) 2010-05-11 11:41
beautiful colorful photo of many boats. Great composition with excelent DOF and good sharpness. Amazing colors and colors contrasts. Bravo
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-12-25 13:19
Lovely colors of the boats. I like the way you have captured the details inside the boats. Yhe sharpness and depth are superb. Like this well lit image,
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-03-21
- Categories: Daily Life, Food, Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Canon Digital EOS350D
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-05-08 2:21