Finally able to post something after a short break that felt like forever!

in photography •  15 days ago

Hello everyone,

It's been a long time since I've written a post on Steemit. As many of you know I have mostly been streaming lately except for the occasional photo post I did over the summer. I really enjoyed streaming and was always really happy to see some people actually wanna watch me and the streams. I have recently relocated and haven't had a stable internet connection for about a week. During that time a lot has happened and without getting too much into it I was really disappointed to see the streaming platform I was using leave. Mostly because of the way it was done. However I am very optimistic about the future and look forward to seeing where this takes us. As someone who's had a fair amount of obstacles in his life, one thing I have learned is that times like this is when we can learn and become stronger. I have already heard from a few friends that they have moved to Vimm and I have made plans to try it out myself once I have gotten settled in and have a steady internet connection.

I was actually going to try out IRL streaming when I first came here but right now I am unable to so instead I have been trying to take pictures of any cool things I have seen and I wanted to share some of them with you!

At the moment I am in Malta and so far I love it. It's a really small island but has so much to offer. I have not been everywhere yet but I've seen a fair share. My favorite so far has to be either the capital (Valletta) or Gozo which is a smaller island right next to Malta. I wanna start with a few pictures from Valletta since that is where I was first.

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My photography skills aren't the best but I am getting better as time moves on or atleast I like to think so. The city is really well kept and a lot of the things are still in great shape considering how old it is. I also got to see some HUGE yachts there like this one which was probably the biggest one in the harbor at the time. I wonder how many million that one must have cost.

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This was the other side of the bay and the last picture I took in Valletta.(Even though you kinda wanna photograph everything there)

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The other island

The next day I decided to hop on a ferry and go over to Gozo. It's a bit different from Malta there and more chill.

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It's a more laid back place and even though there are a lot of tourists here aswell you see less people and it doesn't feel as "cramped" as some spots can feel at times in Malta. Don't get me wrong though this doesn't bother me at all.

Here is the last photo I wanted to share. It's a panorama photo that got kinda messed up in some places cause I don't have the steadiest hands and it was really windy while I was up there but it's from the Citadel in Victoria and it's a pretty nice view. I kinda liked how the shadow was over the hill in the middle.

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This was it for today's post but I think I will probably do atleast one more like this until I get a proper internet connection. I dindn't wanna post too many photos either since I thought it would be too much to look at in one post. however I hope you liked atleast some of it. Next time I will try to go to the third island called Comino where they have the Blue Lagoon. Until then take care everyone and Steem on!

Peace, Straw

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Heyo! This is awesome! I am glad you are enjoying some downtime and sunshine ^^

The first photo reminded me of some sort of map from CS:GO for some reason, lol

Really sorry about Dlive, it kind of grew on me and it felt like betrayal, but I hope we will soon have a new solution for streaming.

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The first photo reminded me of some sort of map from CS:GO for some reason, lol

Haha Dust 3 :D

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lol, exactly! xD

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Hey! Thanks I am glad you like it.

Haha now that you mention it yeah!

Yeah that kinda sucked but I am sure it will be fine and soon we'll all be able to stream again :)

Thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate it and I hope you're good :)

Haha the left side buildings in the last photo looking like buildings in de_mirage. But the right side of photo looks more like dust2. And the second photo is just amazing. I love that water perspective. This place looks so great!

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Haha yeah I didn't even notice. It kinda looks like mirage. Now I am gonna hate that place.. lol jk.

Yeah I really love how everything looks over here. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. Appreciate it bro! Hope you're having a good time.

Those are some amazing photos!

I really like the 2nd to last one. :)

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Thanks, I appreciate that. That's my favorite aswell.

There is something that I appreciate much from those shots, I bet you; not everyone can see that and appreciate it. From the top, look at the third picture, look closely to it, can you see that beautiful sun rays coming down straight from the skies 🌌 on those boats 🚣‍♀️ 🚣?

Aren’t they beautiful? I love that, it’s a combination of nature and your awesome shots.

Enjoy your stay in Malta 🇲🇹 @strawhat and thanks for carrying us along.

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Yeah I totally agree. Exactly the reason why that one was my favorite because you can see the sun just lighting everything up. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment I really appreciate it and I am glad you liked it.

Hope you are doing well :) thanks again!

First of all welcome back. and a very warm welcome.
What the fantastic scenic photography you shared. I am also very crazy to visit and see such spots. Thanks for sharing

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Thanks I appreciate the welcome! I really enjoy going around to places like this aswell. Probably gonna go out and try to find some nice scenery soon again :)

Hey, nice to read you @straw. What's up ? DOn't worry about Dlive, it's behind us, go on !
By the way, those pictures are amazing. See you soon and have a good evening !

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Hey @otp-one nice to see you here too! All good thanks for asking. How about you?

What is Dlive? :D haha yeah they're long gone. Looking forward to the future.

Thanks man I appreciate that.

I was there two months ago for the first time. Did you see the Red Tower on near the north coast of the mainland near Gozo?, its hard to miss if you are heading for the ferry.

We didn't go to Gozo although we were staying in Mellieha which is 5 minutes from the harbour.

Malta is very urban for a small island, especially around Valletta.

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Hmm I have probably seen it then since I have passed over with the ferry a couple times now already but can't say I am sure which one you mean. I will have to look out for it next time .

It really is and just walking a short distance can take forever at times. I really like it so far though. Hope you had a good time here!

Thanks for stopping by. :)

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Yes we had a great time there. I did a write up about the Red Tower, so can send you a snap of it that will maybe jog your memory.

You can see it from the north point of the island where the ferry to Gozo is and you have to drive past it to get to the ferry point.

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There's some creepy places in Malta too.

Fort Campbell is one but the bizarre one was this. I wish I would have explored more but I got a bad feeling about it.

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Yeah now I remember it!

The post was pretty interesting. I like creepy places like that. Thanks for sharing. I might go check it out at some point!

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Yeah now I remember it!

I thought your might, its hard to miss.

As far as Mystique goes, its all boarded up but there's 3 large bricks on the footpath almost enticing you to leap over and go in. Don't do it alone, in case there's some crazies in there.

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Yeah haha I'm the kinda guy that would jump in right away to take a look. I'll keep that in mind. Thanks again for the tips.

Maan, glad to see you back! :D

I love the photos, that harbor is just amazing. I bet there are some cool museums there! Have fun there and get dat stable connection :D

See ya around!

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Thanks bro it's nice to be back! :D

Working on gettin that connection. It's harder than you'd think tbh but soon enough I will be here with super speeds again. :D

Thanks for stopping by man I appreciate it and hope you're well.

such a great place,u really take care of those shots..

Thanks for sharing those awesome pic to an awesome place @strawhat

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Thanks I am glad you liked it!

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My pleasure sir strawhat

Wow so nice to see you back with an awesome post excellent shots all over great i enjoyed it :D steem on

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Thank you I appreciate it akd glad you liked the photos :) steem on!

i love these pics

Yes the awesome clouds made some shadows over the hill i think. Wait for your next trip to the island with the blue lagoon

It was a genius move to go on a vacation during the HF :)

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Haha yeah I hadn't even thought about it like that before the HF actually happened but I guess the timing was pretty good! :D

The space are covered as beautiful natural convenient place

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wauuu a very beautiful view of a friend, i really like it @strawhat

Happy to have u back...

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Hey, nice to read you @straw. What's up ? DOn't worry about Dlive, it's behind us, go on !
By the way, those pictures are amazing. See you soon and have a good evening !

@strawhat it's awesome post and photographs looking nice. Please upvote my post @ankitjnv