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Ilha de Cabanas

Cabanas is a freguesia of greater Tavira and borders the Ria Formosa nature reserve. This reserve forms a major part of the Sotavento coast. The typical barrier island / lagoon landscape of the reserve came into being due to earth quake and tsunami of 1755 (the same one that destroyed Lisboa and other cities). One of the six barrier islands and its facilities is displayed here: Cabanas island. To reach its beautiful ‘blue flag’ beach with its comprehensive facilities, you can take a little ferries (sloops) or taxi boats. A touristic site about Cabanas is here.

A picture of the beach facilities of the neighboring barrier island: Ilha de Tavira-Barril.

This is the third one of the Portuguese beach culture mini-series.

The Photoshop CS6 work stream: altered the saturation, contrast, curves and levels for the whole pic and some elements separately, using different layers, blended the layers, applied the high pass filter (4,4 px, hard light, opacity 80%),added the signature frame, resized and did a gentle USM (0,5px, 8%).

My sympathy goes to the people that suffered due to the fires that last week raged in the northern part of Tavira, destroying amongst others a major part of Vale d’Asseca and the Pego do Inferno and its parque infra structure.

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Additional Photos by Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1883 W: 126 N: 4144] (13356)
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