This is my second entry to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge. I normally only did one but I really couldn’t decide which picture to submit out of the two. Also I didn’t do it last week and so I will do it twice this week! (You can see my first entry here).
This picture was taken while I was flying on a seaplane. The Maltese archipelago actually comprises 3 islands. The largest one Malta at the south, the second largest one Gozo at the north and the smallest one Comino in between the other two. There was (apparently the service has been stopped since last year) a seaplane service flying from Valletta, the capital of Malta to Gozo. While it was quite expensive, we decided to take it as we’ve never flew on a seaplane.
It was an excellent decision. It was just so wonderful to see the archipelago from the sky. Also the pilot was very friendly and it was the first time we can sit close to a pilot on a commercial flight while he was working.
Let me talk about a bit on the picture. I really like the large number of swimming pools in it as they create a stark contrast with the relatively plain colour of the houses. If the pools were not there, I would need to massively tune up the saturation to make the picture more vibrant. Now I just need to make the picture a bit sharper as the pools have already created an eye catching effect.
Talking about the pools, it was actually quite strange to see so many pools there. Water supply shortage is one of the most difficult civil problems in Malta – how can they sustain so many pools?