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« on: September 30, 2012, 01:42 »
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I'm going to Sicily & Malta tomorrow. Any hints are appreciated, especiallly photo ideas and tips. :)



Poncke

« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2012, 04:19 »
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In Malta there is a photographic opportunity every 5 inches. Bring loads of memory. Malta is one of the most bautiful places I have been on my travels. Landscape and architecture are plenty. over 300 churches. Valletta is very picturesque, inc The Valletta Waterfront. See the big guns as well. The cliffs, the churches. Popeye village. St Julians for a couple of pints. The whole Island is great. Rent a moped and drive around the island following the coastline. Its simply stunning. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coastline_of_Malta Loads of Bounty island blue lagoon type of spots.

Honestly, too much to name here, google it, I named a view of the popular spots.

« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012, 06:24 »
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I'm going to Sicily & Malta tomorrow. Any hints are appreciated, especiallly photo ideas and tips. :)

In Sicily you want to get up to the mountains and then the small fishing villages, same goes for malta.

« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012, 08:05 »
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Can't wait to see your images.  Sounds like a lovely trip.

« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2012, 17:27 »
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I envy you! I am reading a fascinating history of the Knights of Malta and the wars in the Mediterranean in the 16th Century. There must be some great ruins of castles and fortifications.

RacePhoto

« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2012, 11:43 »
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I'm going to Sicily & Malta tomorrow. Any hints are appreciated, especiallly photo ideas and tips. :)

Have a good time? Send a postcard? LOL

Yes photo tip, take twice as many as you think you need. It's digital, it's virtually free to hit the delete button later, but you would have to pay a bunch to go back and re-shoot anything. Make that three times what you think you need. Memory is cheap.

Don't forget to pack your charger, and spare batteries and lots of memory cards.

« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2012, 12:52 »
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I'm going to Sicily & Malta tomorrow. Any hints are appreciated, especiallly photo ideas and tips. :)



the blue lagoon in malta is quite nice and has a nice boat ride to get there.

« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2012, 13:46 »
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The ancient walled city of Medina is a must see and if time, take the short ferry ride over to nearby island Gozo. Have a great trip! Regards, David.

« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2012, 15:34 »
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Should you by any chance go to Corleone in Sicily, dont go around photographing. I am serious, no jokes.

« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2012, 09:05 »
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It's interesting that some of you liked Malta so much. A very rich history, no doubt. Valletta and Mdina really offered some interesting photos. I visited Mdina twice, first we didn't see much because of a storm, second I had very little time before going to the airport. Also being with people (I have friends in Malta) who are not into photography is a problem, as I can not just take my time preparing a photo. The other cities were not so interesting, even with a church here and there. Blue Lagoon boats were not leaving because of sea conditions. I spent a day in Gozo, went to see some cliffs and beaches (a very different concept of beach for a Brazilian ;D ) and churches.
I liked the variety of sceneries, both natural and architectural, of Sicily. I was expecting Etna to erupt, but no luck. ;D  But saw some lava in Stromboli.
After two weeks of my return, I have not edited any image yet. :(

« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2012, 10:29 »
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I'm going to Sicily & Malta tomorrow. Any hints are appreciated, especiallly photo ideas and tips. :)



Have a good time? Send a postcard? LOL

Yes photo tip, take twice as many as you think you need. It's digital, it's virtually free to hit the delete button later, but you would have to pay a bunch to go back and re-shoot anything. Make that three times what you think you need. Memory is cheap.

Don't forget to pack your charger, and spare batteries and lots of memory cards.

This is very sound advice.  I travel to some remote places and even if not remote, what race says means a lot.  I can't tell you how many people I have bailed out because they forgot some piece of equipment or batteries.  Plus, enjoy your time...don't make it a stock eye when you shoot more than something that simply pleases you.  Enjoy your trip.

« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2012, 13:24 »
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I'm back already, Mantis. :)

I have 3 batteries and 3 cards (2x4GB + 1x8GB).


« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2012, 17:52 »
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I'm back already, Mantis. :)

I have 3 batteries and 3 cards (2x4GB + 1x8GB).

Well I can't wait to see your work, if you share it here. Welcome home!!

« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2012, 00:50 »
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I'm also looking forward to seeing your photos, madelaide.

Visited family in Malta in the 1970's (!) and my most vivid (non-family) memories are of underground burial chambers (separate ones for men and women) in someone's backyard, a horse grazing at side of road in lovely light, and the twisty steep steps in the streets of (probably) Valetta.

I've yet to finish the fascinating, but massive, book on Knights of Malta...  (But I did finish Thomas Pynchon's "V" / Valetta.)
« Last Edit: November 05, 2012, 00:55 by ann »


 

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