1995 – Waves roll onto Praia do Castelejo at the west coast of the Algarve region in Portugal. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
When re-visiting Portugal’s Algarve region in 1995 I explored the region using slide film. On earlier trips I had used negative films. This slide shows the beach of Castelejo (Praia do Casteljo) at the west coast near Vila do Bispo, Sagres, and Cabo de São Vicente, the souther-western end of the European continent.
Here, at the Portugese west coast, the waves of the Atlantic Ocean hit the unprotected cliffs relentlessly and with venegance, and the rocks – over time – lose this battle every time. Consequently, the cliffs and beaches keep changing. Swimming can be dangerous due to the strong currents, and brave surfers have occupied the western beaches for their sport.
For this wide angle shot I walked several steps into the Ocean. I remember that some of the (still gentle) waves rocked my legs, but I was able to keep my balance. After all, I wanted a shot taken from within the water, not from the dry part of the beach. While this is not a breathtaking photo, I still like it.
The high resolution image
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||Kodak PhotoCD|
|Digital Image Source Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||2916 x 1888 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|