Praia do Tonel, Sagres, Portugal, 1988

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/

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 DateSummer 1988
LocationSagres, Portugal
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceNegative Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6765 x 4494 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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