1988 – A single person walks along the Atlantic Ocean at the Praia do Tonel in Sagres, Portugal. In the back, the lighthouse Cabo de Sao Vicente can be seen. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
We took our time driving home from the lighthouse at Cabo de Sao Vicente in Portugal, which officially marks the most south-western point of the European continent. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to capture the beautiful, rough beaches in the area.
This wide-angle shot shows Praia do Tonel in Sagres. (The town is home to the famous Portuguese Sagres beer.) A single person walks along the beach, near to the center, and the lighthouse can be seen in the distance. I like the tranquility that emerges from this shot: No tourist masses, calm weather, an undisturbed sky. Nice.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date||Summer 1988|
|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||6765 x 4494 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|