Shooting with a long lens

I am lucky to have a fantastic view west across the Marsalforn Valley towards Zebbug in Gozo. Over the years, I have accumulated many sunset images, usually shooting fairly wide. However, last night my camera was set-up ready to shoot the full moon and I got a bonus sunset image as well.

Taken on my Nikon D7000, ISO 400 with the Tamron 150-600mm lens @ 600mm. The shot was handheld, but with the camera was resting on the balcony railing.

Zebbug Sunset


Whiteboard Video for Gozo SPCA

WhiteBoard Video

I’ve been doing all sorts of animation and graphics over the years, but always as a background hobby. I am now ready to try this out on a larger scale and help out local charities where I can. Here is a video I did for the Gozo SPCA 2016 fundraising drive.

Last updated 12th September 2016


Sunrise and Sunset in Xaghra

One side of the apartment looks East from the master bedroom.

Looking towards Ramla Bay at dawn

Sunrise from the apartment in Xaghra, Gozo


The back balcony and lounge look West.

Sunset from the apartment - 2nd August 2012

Sunset over Zebbug and over the Marsalforn Valley


With the shutters open most of the year the light just floods in early in the morning and late in the day.

Xaghra Sunrise - 17th May 2016

From a Fuji X100T image shot on Velvia mode and tweaked in Adobe Lightroom.

Sometimes it feels like I’m shooting fish in a barrel, but I can’t resist these dramatic skies.

gozo sunset photograph over marsalforn valley, gozo

Big Skies, big clouds and great light