Having a spare afternoon, I decided to do something I’ve haven’t done in quite some time: watch a football game in a “tasquinha”, the term to describe a typical Portuguese pub. It’s Euro championship time and Portugal was playing against the Check Republic. My wife and I can’t get enough of downtown Lisbon so off we went to Bica Street (remember?) with the purpose of finding a suitable place for the effect.
After one hour and a half of strolling around amongst street performers and communist demonstrators (!), we settled for a tasquinha named “Vai tu” which translates roughly as “Go yourself”(!) They have a big screen and the mood was just about right.
I didn’t take any shots during the match because you know… it’s difficult to shoot, drink beer and watch an emotive game all at the same time! Portugal won and Cristiano Ronaldo was the hero of the day!
Looking in the mirror.
What´s this, dude?
-Why don’t you play over there instead? – (Actually they were pretty good)
As the tram goes by
Grupo excursionista ” Vai tu”; You can’t get much more typical than this…
Technically speaking, these shots were the first I developed from RAW, using Silkypix software. I was reluctant to try this because I really don’t want to spend too much time in a computer. At the same time I was curious to see if the time spent would be worthwhile. I don’t know if this is going to be my workflow concerning photography yet but there is no doubt in my mind that the IQ gains can be substantial.
All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photography. 2012