Fishermen, Olhao, Portugal

AUGUST 1988 – Fishermen work on their boats at the harbor of Olhao, Portugal, on a sunny morning. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

During our 1988 trip to Portugal we also stayed a couple of nights in Olhao. One morning we took the ferry to hop over to Ilha do Farol, a large island south of Olhao with beautiful, long, unspoilt beaches. While walking up to the ferry terminal (visible in the back) we admired the fishermen while they were working on their boats and talking to each other.

Looking at the satellite photo today, I’d say the harbor has changed a lot over the past 35 years, and I believe that scenes like the one in the photo are rather rare today.

The high resolution image

Captured DateAugust 1988
LocationOlhao, Portugal
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensFD 50mm f/1.4
Image Source7.5 x 11 cm Print from Original Negative Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions5253 x 3482 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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