1995 – The almost dry river Arade flows through the town of Silves in Portugal. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
The town of Silves is situated in Portugal’s most southern region, the Algarve which is best known as a destination for a beach vacation. However, unlike most towns Silves is not located at the coast but some 15 km away in the hills. It has several historic attractions, importantly the Castelo de Silves, a spectacular fortress dating back to the 12th and 13th century.
I have very fond memories of Silves, as during my 1988 trip to Portugal I shot some remarkable portraits of my girlfriend during an extremely hot day at the coast. In Silves it was still hot (but bearable), so we experienced it to be almost refreshing.
This photo shows the historic Ponte Romana (“Roman Bridge”) that crosses the Arade river that flows through the town. Well, when we were visiting the town, the river was very small and almost dry. But the boats in the picture suggest that the river does carry a lot of water at times.
The high resolution image
|Location||Silves, Algarve, Portugal|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Lens||Canon FD 28mm f/2.8|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide 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||6561 x 4295 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|