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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danos (88883) 2012-07-29 8:19
nice the view of the place with the turists to make a little slalom to go to cisit the blue flag beaches when in Greece the equivalent beaches are in your feet.
Excellent the light and the colour management of the image.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
PS the links you mention in your note are not works
dta (69442) 2012-07-29 8:35
Hello Bert ,
Les Portugais sont spécialistes de ce genre d'escaliers d'accès aux plages . Beau cliché , bien cadré et contrasté .
Royaldevon (31791) 2012-07-29 10:57
I have learned a lot about this region from your interesting notes, which accompanied the photograph. I have only visitd the Algarve once and learned nothing of this region.
You have composed the shot really well, using different horizontal layers, which are nicely connected by natural links.
The high pass filter has given a sharp vibrance to the shot which is very effective.
My warm regards,
dkmurphys (50730) 2012-07-29 23:42
Very fine scene. An image of summer and relaxation. Well seen, have a good week.
emka (82572) 2012-07-29 23:49
Hi Bert, How are you? very strange construction on the beach and you notice its graphic potential. I like this big 'Z'. Is it a protection of the dunes? The island seem very narrow. Essential here the inclusion of the row of tourists on the platform, waiting for the boats. Stunning sharpness and nice colours. Fine shot.
Have a nice week
UlfE (14641) 2012-08-01 2:55
Another very nice beach shot from Portugal. All the people make the scene very vivid and the contruction in the photo is a bit fascinating and you wonder if it is used for larger boat than are seen here. Wonderful colours and excellent sharpness. TFS and have a fine day!
sacimar (26069) 2012-08-01 4:38
good image of this place, I like the scene you present here, the line of people catch my attention, you chose a good point of view,
jhm (141961) 2012-08-04 0:31
Ik weet u bent de man van het steeds reizen, natuurlijk komt u steeds mooie beelden tegen.
We hebben de branden steeds gezien op TV dat moet inderdaad zeer erg zijn om daar te wonen.
Uw foto is zeer mooi opgebouwd, geeft een diepte maar ook een goed perspectief.
Pracht werk Bert, bedankt.
nikkitta (15762) 2012-08-15 16:37
Interesting to read all the post work(great sharp)you did to this capture
I have never seen so many staircases in a beach
Is the island as narrow as it seems?
Good image with the waiting tourists
Greetings from Buenos Aires and TFS
aliabazari (16050) 2012-08-25 17:18
Very beautiful and attractive choices. Depth and excellent lighting and good colors. Graphics are very good in this picture.
Thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) (13358)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-28
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF-S 55-250 F/4,0-5,6 IS II, Lexar Prem SDhc 16GB, Hoya HD Protector 58 mm
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Beach Access [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-29 7:57