1988 – View towards north, from Praia da Malha da Costa near Setubal, Portugal. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
The end of our awesome six-week trip to Portugal was coming closer, inevitably. By now we had spent three-and-a-half weeks at the Algarve region were slowly returning to Germany. But we had some exciting stops planned – one in Lisbon. So we drove along the west coast of Portugal which is like one never-ending beautiful beach. But, truth to be told, we had seen the most beautiful beaches of Portugal in the Algarve region, and we were a little tired of the ‘beautiful beaches’ theme. Now and then we admired a promising beach, like Praia da Malha da Costa on the peninsula opposite of Setubal above.
Looking at recent images, the area has not changed a lot. Sure, there is some infrastructure now (boardwalks, restaurants, showers) where there was very little 34 years ago, but all in all, it seems still an awesome place to be – unless you’ve seen the Algarve beaches for six weeks in a row. 😉
But seriously, I’d love to be there. Right now.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date||Summer 1988|
|Location||Near Setubal, 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||6625 x 4392 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|