'Special Mention' in the 2016 TWAN International Earth & Sky Photo Contest.
The Milky way over the Azure Window and the Blue Hole complex in Dwejra, Gozo.
This is the most visited natural landmark on the island of Gozo. Since I started shooting panoramas, my goal was always to, one day, shoot this magical place under the majestic Milky Way, arching from West to North in the Summer night sky.
I wanted to fit in one image all the interesting features this place has to offer. Little I knew that shooting at the edge will give me a circular effect when combining all the images together. Visually looking like a closed circle, this creates an infinite bond between the Earthly elements of land and sea with the night sky. The rough sea was a bonus that night, which added movement and texture to the shoreline.
A 846.81MP, wide-field, multi-row panorama of 45 images in 5 rows.
Captured on the 22nd of August, 2015.
In Memory of Maria Stella Vancell — my loving Mum, my guiding Star.
Shot in the early morning hours of her 66th Birthday, I will never forget how happy she was when I showed this to her. My no.1 fan, showing my photos of beautiful Malta to everyone she met. This picture will always remind me of her, taking us to a timeless journey through the sea and stars.
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The Last Moments of the Azure Window
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