This image shows a very small part of the Fort Saint Elmo of Valletta, Malta, that is situated on the seaward shore of the Peninsula of the city. It was originally just a watchtower that was reinforced since 1533 due to its strategic position, protecting the city of Valletta as well as the entrance to both the Marsamxett Harbour and Grand Harbour. Due to its strategic position again, it was the scene of several of most important battles of the 1565’s Ottoman siege of Malta, when the Ottomans invaded the island that was at that time held by the Knights of Saint John. Nowadays, it is the siege of the police academy of Malta.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | December 15
Award Score: 65 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 17, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Architectural Photography
Photograph Location: Valletta | Malta
Photographer: Sébastien Beun (Thuin, Belgium) Registered Photographer
Sébastien Beun is a Belgian based amateur photographer born in 1981. He came into photography at the age of 12. Sébastien bought his first single lens reflex and made his first attempts to develop black and white negatives and prints after having discovered his father’s old material in the attic. Few years later he bought more modern dark room material, and over the course of time moved into digital photography eventually. Today he takes digital photographs of everything that touches him. He keeps his dark room material in his attic, as he believes one day he can show how that works to his own son.