Barragem da Bravura, Odiáxere, Portugal

1988 – The dam of the Barragem da Bravura near Odiáxere in Portugal. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Just 15 km north of Lagos in Portugal you will find the Barragem da Bravura, a reservoir with a huge dam. When we were visiting the dam in 1988, I could not resist to take a wide angle photo (probably at 24 mm focal length) of the dam. I remember that this was quite a hot day, and we were pretty exhausted by the heat. And we felt relief by the (warm) wind that was blowing at the top of the dam.


The high resolution image

Capture DateAugust 1988
LocationBarragem da Bravura, Portugal
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceColor Negative Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4519 x 6737 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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