1988 – Boats have been moored in front of the Praia dos Três Irmãos near Alvor, Portugal. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
Alvor is located near Lagos in Portugal. Originally a fishermen’s village, it has turned into a popular destination for tourists over decades. Today, there are many restaurants that serve excellent (and fresh!) fish. Alvor’s beach is long, wide, breathtaking.
This photo from 1988 shows a view towards east during the approaching sunset. The boats had been moored in front of Praia dos Três Irmãos which is just a short walk along the beach. The sunlight was dipping the rocks (which already carry a yellow-ish color) into a dark orange glow, and I captured this intense scene on negative film. I forgot about the shot for almost 35 years and re-discovered it while scanning all my negative films.
With the fresh scan I put the horizon into the vertical center to make the orange glow of the rock the centerpiece of the image.
By the way, in the high-resolution image I can see fishermen getting ready for their work. I guess the fishermen do not moore their boats at this place any longer, sadly.
The high resolution image
|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||6629 x 2829 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|