1995 – Rocks that have been colored green from algae at the Praia do Castelejo at the west coast of Algarve 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.
For this photo I walked between the rocks that had been colored green from the algae. The combination of wide angle and saturated colors resulted in a surreal image, almost like looking at a continent from high above the surface.
The high resolution image
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||JPEG, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||6540 x 4311 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|