The photo was taken in Manikata, Malta. Some light lasers pointing into the sky from Popeye's village illuminated the clouds and the surroundings. Although at first I thought this would ruin the shot, it turned out to give a nice effect overall. (For anyone intending to go next to the tower....you need a 4x4 because the road is very bumpy).
The photo is made up of 125 individual photos, each taken over 20 seconds...so about 42 minutes in total.