1988 – Small fishing boats rest at the lagoon near Alvor, Portugal in the late afternoon of a sunny summer day. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
As I’ve shown in previous blog posts already, Portugal has significantly changed over the past three decades. Here’s more evidence.
This late afternoon shot of the lagoon near Alvor shows small, traditional boats, typically used for fishing, as they rest on the ground of the lagoon during low tide. It’s a picture of peace and bautiful, (rather) unspoilt nature. Fast forward 30 years, and thanks to Google Streetview we see – a marina! The small boats have been replaced by sailing yachts, a sturdy curb, and a sales booth for boat excursions. Funnily enough, exactly ONE small fishing boat can be spotted on the right.
I am not accusing anyone of anything but, frankly, I liked the place much more as captured in my image. What do you think?
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, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||6741 x 4480 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|