19 July 2012

Shipwreck one

Twenty-two years ago (time flies!), while a student at the Nautical School, I went to Peniche to do a school work about the fishing industry of that city. At the time, although decaying, Peniche was the most important fishing port in Portugal, with, by far, the largest fishing fleet of the country.
One clear Spring morning, while "circumnavigating" the port basin in search for ideas, I spotted this old trawler sunken in the shallow waters near the abandoned shipyard. To the present day, this picture is for me an epitome of our nation's maritime politics, since our entrance to the European Union until now. A nation of mariners? Not anymore.
Mar Azul old fishing trawler in the ancient port of Peniche.
Picture taken with Pentax SF1 and Pentax SMC 50mm f:1.7 lens.
Post-processing in Adobe Photoshop CS3.