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  1. Kei86

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    Spent the last two weeks in Malta, hence why i've been quiet on here. I was originally intending to take the D810 along with a 20 f1.8, 28 f2, 50 f1.2 and the 80-200 f2.8 along with one film camera. Due to hand luggage limits of 5kg, I ended up sacrificing most of the kit and taking just the 20, 55 macro and the 80-200mm f2.8. (and even then I was over the allowance) I seemed quite restrained as I only took just over 1900 photos across the whole two weeks.

    I'll try and keep things in order of locality.

    Melleiha (where we stayed)
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    [​IMG]The Parish Church of Mellieha by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Mural by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Stationers Ad by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Mellieha Bay by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Mellieha Bay by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Adenau Bus Stop by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Demolition by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Chapel of Immaculate Conception by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Madonna Statue by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Recycling at it's Best by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]St Agatha's Tower by Kyle, on Flickr

    12.
    [​IMG]St Agatha's Tower Interior by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Cannon Atop St Agatha's by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Selmun Palace by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Anchor Bay by Kyle, on Flickr
     
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    I was there last summer. Nice pics :) did you shoot the bay from the kids playground? Nice views from there out over the bay.
     
  3. Kei86

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    Valletta. On the bus from Melleiha which was ~20Km away, it takes around an hour minimum to get there and on a bad day nearly 2. Certainly worth going though.

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    [​IMG]Victoria Gate, Valletta by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]The Grand Harbour by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]The Grand Harbour by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Electro-Store by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Vespa by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Presidential BMW by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Street Musician by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Saluting Battery by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Saluting Battery Cannons by Kyle, on Flickr

    24. Thought I'd give a triptych a go as I've never tried to make one before.
    [​IMG]Saluting Battery Triptych by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Siege Bell by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]St Dominic Street by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]St Patrick's Street by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Door Handle by Kyle, on Flickr
     
  4. Kei86

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    Thanks, I shot the bay from the concrete bit close to the water. I moved out to the kids play ground and behind the bowling green when shooting some kite surfers.
     
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    did you get any shots of the old town Mdina?
     
  6. Kei86

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    Unfortunately not, I caught a cold at the end of the first week and decided that half days were preferable for 3 days. Rest of the family went there and a big trip around gozo too which I had to miss. I got to gozo later on but didn't get to see as much as they did the first time around.

    Some more.

    Sliema. Not my favourite place as it seems to have become a place for homesick Brits. The Tigne Point shopping centre seems to be expanding as there are plenty of cranes about.

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    [​IMG]Cranes by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Sliema Panorama by Kyle, on Flickr

    Mosta. There are a couple more shots to sort for both these.

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    [​IMG]Mosta Dome by Kyle, on Flickr
     
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    Sorry to hear you got sick
     
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    love that last shot
     
  9. Kei86

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    A bit annoying but I haven't had a cold in over 3 years so it was well overdue. Even then I was lucky it was only a runny nose and a slightly stuffy head for 3 days. After that, it was gone.

    That shot of Mosta dome proved to me that 20mm is not always wide enough. Dad didn't have the fisheye with him so had to make do with 28mm.
     
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    The random odd's and ends left.

    Sweet Haven Village (aka, Popeye village)
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    [​IMG]Sweet Haven by Kyle, on Flickr

    On Sundays the Maltese seem to love going out on their motorbikes. All ages and all manner of different bikes. I found a comfy spot along the road in Melleiha and practised panning using AF-C D9. The old 80-200 did quite well considering the slow geared AF and how fast these bikes were going past. Shutter speed was probably a little high so motion blur is limited though the wheels do still show some motion.

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    [​IMG]Honda by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Honda by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]KMW_8712 by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Yamaha by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Hayabusa by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Kawasaki by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Yamaha by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Yamaha by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Ducati by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Honda by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Harley Davidson by Kyle, on Flickr

    Those without bikes were out in their cars.
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    [​IMG]Datsun by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Land Rover by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Ford Escort by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]One Happy Dog by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Opel Rekord by Kyle, on Flickr

    There were also a few kite surfers out towards the end of the second week as the winds had picked up. Regardless, most activities available on Malta are water based.

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    [​IMG]Kite Surfing by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Kite Surfing by Kyle, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Kayaking by Kyle, on Flickr
     

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