1988 – View towards south, from Praia da Malha da Costa near Setubal, Portugal. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
The end of our awesome six-week trip to Portugal was coming closer, inevitably. By now we had spent three-and-a-half weeks at the Algarve region, and now we were slowly returning to Northern Germany. But we had some exciting stops planned for Lisbon, Bordeaux, and Paris.
Now we were on our way to Lisbon. We drove along the west coast of Portugal – an almost endless beach. However, we had seen the most beautiful beaches of Portugal in the Algrave region, and so we were tired of beautiful beaches, as strange as this may sound to you. We stopped now and then to admire the Atlantic Ocean, for example, this beach, Praia da Malha da Costa on the peninsula opposite of Setubal. Back in 1988, it failed to excite us, and we drove on after the photo.
I like the image, though: a single person on an endless untouched beach under a clear blue sky. That looks awesome, even today, 34 years after I captured the scene. It gets me excited and I would love to be there right now.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date||Summer 1988|
|Location||Near Setubal, Portugal|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Image Source||Negative Film|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||6625 x 2664 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|