Sunset, Praia da Cordoama, Portugal

AUGUST 1988 – Sunset at Praia da Cordoama, Algarve, Portugal. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

In 1988 we had the pleasure of spending two nights at the beach on a wild camping location. The beach was Praia da Cordoama, situated about 10 kilometers north of the Cabo de Sao Vicente. It was an extremely beautiful spot and we were not alone by any means! Several other campers had reassured us that wild camping wouldn’t be a big issue. What could possibly happen? The police would come and ask the wild campers to leave the place. We shrugged and stayed for two nights before moving on to a real camping lot with all the amenities you’d expect.

On the first evening we had a terrific sunset, and I captured it. Ah, what a nice memory!

The high resolution image

Capture DateAugust 1988
LocationPraia da Cordoama, Vila do Bispo, Portugal
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image Source35 mm color negative
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6712 x 3808 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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