Water – Our Lifeline

We have different relationships to and stories about water: how it has saved or defeated us. How it reminds us of family vacations, outdoor adventures, or the hot summers of our childhood. How it might also symbolize a place we’ve left behind, or a location we dream to go. For day three, we want to see your interpretation of water β€” how might your image reveal more about you?

The prompt also asked us to shoot in different orientations. Whilst flicking through my photography folders I noticed that 99% of the time I shoot horizontally! I don’t know why, but to me it just works better. I can capture more of the area, especially when taking photos of landscapes. However, I will remind myself next time to experiment more and perhaps surprise myself with the result.

My interpretation of water can be seen in these two photos of the Grand Harbour in Valletta. It’s not just ridiculously beautiful to look at, it also provides a lifeline to Malta’s growth and economy. It used to be an important stop on several trade routes, especially with the opening of the Suez Canal in the 19th century and nowadays cruise ships dock on a daily basis in summer.

Water (1)

View from Lower Barrakka Gardens to the Three Cities

Water (2)

View from Lower Barrakka Gardens towards Upper Barrakka Gardens (top right)

Personally, I could not live somewhere without the sea. I feel free when I look out to the ocean and see nothing but water and the horizon. Hence the name for my blog:

I FOLLOW ISLANDS πŸ™‚

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PS: Never been to Malta? You’re missing out! Check out my guide to Malta’s “Silent City”Β and fall in love with this stunning island.

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