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Azure Window Storm

By martinl  
This is the famous Azure Window, which is Gozo's answer to Durdle Dor.

This was taken on the stormiest day of our holiday, with wind rain & thunderstorms.

The wind was so strong that I could barely stand upright at times. The wind was also whipping the waves and crashing them against the rocks. So much so that I could only take about 8 shots, and at least 4 were ruined due to so much spray on the filters. Made for a dramatic shot though.

On the ferry on the way back, the waves were so high that the ferry was rolling to such a degree that pots, pans and furniture was falling everywhere. My daughter didn't like it very much at all! They never stop running though (or so I'm told!)

8th @f16
Lee 0.9 Hard Grad

Tags: Waves Sea Stormy Gozo Landscape and travel Azure window

Voters: ColouredImages, GlynnisFrith, andytvcams and 56 more

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ColouredImages 15 47 35 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2008 7:57PM
A stunner

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Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 9 Wales
6 Apr 2008 8:09PM
Agree with Mike.Stunning.Hope you had a great holiday.
pmorgan 13 217 13 England
6 Apr 2008 8:21PM
Nice dramatic capture Martin!

Tony_M 16 342 England
6 Apr 2008 8:34PM
That's a superb cloudscape to go with the attractive landscape in the foreground.
User_Removed 12 172 1 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2008 9:11PM

User_Removed 12 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2008 9:18PM
Been out and about then ? Wink

Great shot Martin.
martin.w Plus
17 591 22 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2008 9:19PM
Very nice indeed Martin, especially in the tricky conditions.
martinl 16 269 2 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2008 9:21PM
Thank you all.
Yes Chris, family holiday to Malta.
angej 15 479 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2008 9:56PM
Nice one MartinSmile
P.S Thanks for telling me the name of the place where I took my shot - was hoping someone wouldSmile)
dathersmith 12 564 12 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2008 10:23PM
Great shot Martin, nice light and textures and a dramatic sky.

Dotrob 14 Wales
6 Apr 2008 11:10PM
Super lighting and a great sky.
dazzaman 13 631 England
7 Apr 2008 12:23AM
This was taken on the stormiest day of our holiday, with wind rain & thunderstorms.

not good for your family, but good for you mate.
this is a belter martin.

7 Apr 2008 1:41AM
Stunning! Very dramatic
Neil_Higgins 13 35 3 England
7 Apr 2008 12:20PM
A wild and stormy scene, rendered beautifully, nice one Martin.
Nigel_95 Plus
13 262 2 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 4:42PM
Wonderful light, colours and drama.

MalcolmS Plus
14 1.2k 13 England
7 Apr 2008 7:08PM
Terrific light Martin, like the dramatic sky

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
7 Apr 2008 9:56PM

Quote:which is Gozo's answer to Durdle Dor

Ok, OK, we all know you've been on your jollies Wink

Stunning light, MrleVers, hope the girls got good stuff too Smile

Fran x
dp 15 165 3 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2008 7:31AM
Horrible holiday conditions but great for photography if this is anything to go by! Like it Martin.


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