Praia do Canavial, Lagos, Portugal

AUGUST 1988 – View across the Atlantic Ocean from the cliffs above Praia do Canavial in Lagos, Portugal. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

On our 1988 trip along the Algarve region in Portugal we found countless beautiful beaches. Some of them were secluded and some of them close to the busy economical centers of the region. This is Praia do Canavial near Lagos, and the sight of the clear blue and green water blew us totally away.

I did a fresh scan from the original color negative and was astonished at the high quality I could get out of a 33 year old film. I had a 7 x 10 cm print from 1988 which is in good condition but the new scan beats the print in all aspects. And it’s nice to get 26 Megapixels out of a negative.

The high resolution image

Capture DateAugust 1988
LocationLagos, Portugal
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 28mm f/2.8
Image SourceFuji Color Negative Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image File FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6392 x 4200 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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