Sunrise at ‘il-Mitqub’, the amazing headland with a sea tunnel in Qrendi, Malta.
I wanted to shoot ‘il-Mitqub’ (meaning ‘hollowed out’) at sunrise since I shot it for the first time back in 2014. This image was taken the morning after my Qarraba Sunset II. The odds of getting amazing skies like these, two times in a row are very few.
I like to be on location at least 1 hr before Sunrise. The sky was already full of scattered clouds which filled up all the frame. This was enough for me, as on my pervious visits I was not so lucky. For the wide angle panorama I had in mind, only a sky full of clouds would cut it. The wind was also quite calm and had no rain. Sea was great! with just enough movement to capture some waves brushing the shoreline.
By sunrise more storm clouds packed in, filling the sky completely! and oh my, when the Sun broke through! what amazing light I witnessed and captured.
Panorama of 5 images in 1 row.
Captured on the 5th of February, 2019..
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