1988 – Panorama photo of Praia da Arrifana, near Aljezur, Portugal. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
The Portuguese west coast is one long, beautiful stretch of land. As it is facing the Atlantic Ocean directly, it is rougher than the southern coast of Algarve and less suitable for families with small kids. Surfers and those seeking transquility in a (rather) unspoilt nature will feel at home right away, though.
This is Praia da Arrifana near Aljezur, captured on a sunny summer day in 1988. Certainly the area has been developed further over the past three decades – especially between the beach and Aljezur – but the beach itself is as beautiful today as it was back then. You’ll still have the narrow winded street that leads down to the beach. You’ll still find a nice restaurant with fantastic views all day long. And you’ll still be able to experience stunning sunsets in tranquility.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date||Summer 1988|
|Location||near Aljezur, Portugal|
|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||6681 x 4398 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|