Praia de Alvor, Portugal, 1988

AUGUST 1988 – View along the beach of Alvor in Portugal shortly before sunset. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Here is a nice shot of Praia de Alvor as it presented itself to us in 1988: towards the west, it’s one giant beautiful beach with natural dunes that protected the village and lagoon against the Atlantic Ocean.

In general, the beach looks very similar today, just the dunes are way smaller. That’s why the community has added solid boardwalks guiding visitors over the dunes to protect the sensitive environment.

Definitely a place worth returning to.

The high resolution image

Capture DateAugust 1988
LocationAlvor, Portugal
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceNegative Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6797 x 3837 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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