Golden Bay, Malta / by Neil Alexander

As you may or may not be aware, I'm not long back from a few days shooting some travel imagery over in Malta. Time was tight so armed with a fairly decent shot list, my plan was to hit the ground running as soon as my flight hit the tarmac. Always in the back of my mind though was that I needed to stay flexible if things didn't pan out. Which was just as well, as not a lot when the way I'd anticipated..... 

Golden Bay, Malta (Click for larger)

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The weather most certainly didn't play ball. Every day I was there, first and last light were write offs. Dawn would start hazy and cloudy and then roughly an hour after sunrise, the sun would begin to burn through, and sunset was the same, just in reverse. So it certainly wasn't for the lack of trying that I didn't get to tick any of these boxes on my list. I was out for every dawn and made a few decent images but none were really as I'd anticipated. Both the images on this page were taken by the Radisson Blue complex at Golden Bay. I sat with my guide and had dinner in a restaurant overlooking the bay probably an hour and a half before sunset. As we sat down to eat the sun disappeared behind the haze, only to briefly re-appear as I hit the beach just long enough for me to get 2 frames off, and that was it - gone again. No golden last light, no pink or orange hues in the cloud just grey haze. So having traveled all that way, I just had to make the best with what I had without getting too downhearted.

Radisson Blue, Golden Bay, Malta (Click for larger)

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More on Friday.... TTFN