Photographer's Note

Pessegueiro Island (lit. Peachtree Island) is located on the coast of Alentejo Litoral, Portugal, in the Municipality of Sines. It's a small island near Porto Covo, a small town with a famous beach. The island and the adjacent coast are part of Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park.
The island has a history of occupation going back to the Carthaginians before the Second Punic War (218-202 B.C.E.). At the time of Roman conquest of Hispania, the island hosted a small fish processing centre, as evidenced by recently discovered remains of salt tanks. To help defend against privateers, the natural anchorage was extended at the time of the Iberian Union with an artificial rock barrier connecting the island of Pessegueiro to the coastline.
In 1590 construction began on Forte de Santo Alberto. The fort occupied a dominant position on the island, with the purpose of providing military support to a fort on the mainland. Work on the project was halted in 1598 in order to construct the Fort of Vila Nova de Milfontes

Nikon D40X
2009/11/01 18:46:41.9
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 G
Focal Length: 10mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Spot
1/2.5 sec - F/6.3
Exposure Comp.: -0.3 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Preset
AF Mode: AF-C
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: More Contrast
Hue Adjustment: +6°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: High
Long Exposure NR: Off
VR Control: Off
High ISO NR: Off

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