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Azure Window in Gozo

I have never been to Azure Window before and only seen a few photos, so I had no idea what to expect. When I got there I couldn’t help a smile on my face. I mean its popular for a reason right?

The place was not very busy and I was very happy about that, I managed to get a few really good shots when the sun was still out, but this one after the sun had set just does it for me. I walked around the rocks for a while and tried to find a good spot, I shot a few frames form different angles but this is my favorite. I like how you can see the pool below and the winds going through the window.

After I got done shooting I was a bit hungry and thirsty, for my luck they have a very nice restaurant right here where you can get some really nice local wine and some great local eats.

Camera Settings:

86 second exposure at f/16 ISO 50 shot on a tripod on bulb mode cleaned up in Lightroom.

Sunset photo of Azure Window in Gozo Malta

Sunset photo of Azure Window in Gozo Malta

When you go there make sure you bring a tripod and a bottle of wine or drink of your choice, a blanket and something warm is not a bad idea. Now that you are all set up get ready to have a great time taking some incredible shots.

About Azure Window:

The Azure Window is made of a limestone known as Lower Corallian. This is the oldest rock found on the Maltese islands. The rock, which is subject to erosion, gives Malta its distinctive coast while the Upper Corallian influences the landscape of the interior.

The arch is disintegrating because large pieces of rock have begun to fall from the underside of the arch. The rate suggests that the arch will completely disintegrate within a few years. Its dangerous condition has led to warning notices being placed along the cliffs to stop people walking over the top of the arch. In April 2012 a large piece of rock was dislocated and resulted in the window being made larger and more unstable, as well as a reduction in its nearly perfect oblong shape.” Wikipedia.


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      Thank you so much, the water there is so amazing, the blue is such a deep blue the entire scene is mesmerizing. I hope I did it justice with that shot.

  1. I keep returning to this place and like you I started taking long exposures. I captured some with star trails and discovered that the North star is almost above the arch when you shoot from a certain point. BTW: Sorry to post here but subscribing to your newsletter is problematic as my email address was not accepted and when I used an alternative one, I did not receive a confirmation.

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