AUGUST 1988 – Praia da Amoreira on a sunny morning near Aljezur, Portugal. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
The other day I posted an image of the Ribeira de Aljezur right before flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Here’s Praia da Amoreira, the beach next to the river.
I like this shot because it really shows how we experienced the beach back in 1988: One giant soft beach that smoothly merges with the wild waves of the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. Rarely I had seen such an awesome location before. The clear, calm water created a mirror like surface that reflected the cliffs in the back. Stunningly beautiful in my view.
When the film came back from the lab, I printed this image as a large poster. It decorated the wall at our entrance area for several years to keep the memory fresh and to have something to dream about. Heck, I still love this shot, even if I forgot about it. So I’m more than happy to have done a fresh scan from the original negative. Nice. Very nice.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date||August 1988|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Lens||Canon FD 28mm f/2.8|
|Image Source||Negative Film|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||4431 x 6620 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|