The little boxes cut in the rock in the foreground are old saltpans. This is where the Maltese used to make salt by pouring seawater in the pans, let it dry and gather the salt. It’s a labour intensive way of producing salt.

This is a single shot image, which was pseudo HDR post-processed with Photomatix and finally tweaked in CS3. Photo was shot in Marsascala, Malta. Image is best viewed large.

Nikon D60
Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 VR
Aperture: f/11.0
Exposure: 1/30
Focal Length: 17mm
ISO 100


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  • Angel Warda
    Angel Wardaalmost 6 years ago

    gorgeous shot! the sky looks like its on fire! love it!

  • Thanks for dropping by Angel, your comments are appreciated.

    – Xandru

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot …

  • Thank you very much, Tom.

    – Xandru

  • mspfoto
    mspfotoalmost 6 years ago

    awesome color and mood.

  • Many thanks for the comments, Mark.

    – Xandru

  • daimonic
    daimonicalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot, and great post process. All combine to make it a great piece of work.

  • Thanks a lot Chris, much appreciated.

    – Xandru

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökalmost 6 years ago

    Great work, Xandru!

  • Many thanks, Bela.

    – Xandru

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08almost 6 years ago

    Wow, this is really the best photo I ever saw from Malta. It looks like … another world!

  • Thank you very much for the kind comments, MarieJo.

    – Xandru

  • funkyfacestudio
    funkyfacestudioalmost 6 years ago

    This is incredible !

  • Thanks a lot, Lisa.

    – Xandru

  • solo75
    solo75almost 6 years ago

    Those saltpans sure make good foreground.

  • Thank you very much, Solo.

    – Xandru

  • L2Whitt
    L2Whittalmost 6 years ago

    Wow, this is gorgeous.

  • Thanks a lot, Lynn.

    – Xandru

  • Paul Davis
    Paul Davisalmost 6 years ago

    Very deserving of the feature – well done!

  • Thanks for dropping by Slim, your comments are appreciated.

    – Xandru

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