This small section of the countryside road below the town of Rabat, Malta, leading to the very small hamlet of Fiddien (meaning in old Maltese a silvery place, or a sown field the measure of which is calculated on the area that can be ploughed by two cows in a day) is unique on the Island. Although other silver Birch trees do exist on the Island none are to be found lining a country road on both sides such as this one. Bare of the beautiful silvery spring leaves, the trees are still pleasant enough to present a spectacular scene against the winter clouded sky.
Camera: Olympus Evolt E-330 DSLR
Lens: Olympus Digital 14-42mm ED
Focal length: 14mm ISO: 100 Aperture: f/18
Exposure time: 0.025s ( 1/ 40 ) Metering: Spot
White balance: Manual Exposure Mode: Manual
Contrast: Normal Sharpness: Normal Saturation: High
Image Date: 15/01/2011