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The best camera is the one you have with you #snapasunset

by Clare Mansell
The best camera is the one you have with you #snapasunset

Olympic Holidays are running a competition at the moment asking bloggers to show them their favourite Mediterranean sunset. I only found out about it this afternoon and was racking my brains and rummaging through my hard drive trying to find a photo that fitted the bill. I thought we might have one I had taken in Cyprus when we were posted there 5 years ago, but my photography has improved a lot since then and there was nothing worth submitting. Just as I was about to give up, I remembered my trip to Malta last year and a sunset photo opportunity I nearly missed…


On the evening I took this picture we had just finished a busy day touring the island and my camera battery was dead. There in front of me was this great view of Għajn Tuffieħa bay, the 17th century watchtower and the sun edging its way down towards the sea… If only I had a camera that worked and I could capture it!

Then I remembered that great saying… The best camera is the one you have with you…. Or in my case, the phone you have with you! Could it possibly work? I decided to try using two of the iPhone facilities, the “pano” mode (which I’d actually never tried before!) and HDR and after a teeny bit of polishing in Lightroom it made a half decent picture.

If you’ve got a Mediterranean sunset picture you can find the details of how you could win a holiday to Greece, the Greek Islands or Cyprus here. Personally if we won, we’d love to go back to Cyprus for our trip to visit our old haunts and Jim’s dad who lives there!

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Donna January 11, 2016 - 10:51 pm

Oh wow. That photo is incredible! We’ve just booked our first family holiday abroad and it’s to Malta in the summer and now I really cannot wait! x

jan - isisjem January 12, 2016 - 12:48 pm

Great shot – would never have guessed it was taken on a phone. Phone photography is something I’m beyond rubbish at. Can never get anything to look half decent. Sometimes you have to make do. I just wish I made do this well 😉

Pamela | Life With Munchers January 14, 2016 - 8:28 pm

Hells bells…That’s an iPhone photo?! Crikey me! You defo have a talent my lovely. Gorgeous shot! x


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