weekly photo challenge: nighttime

September 26, 2014 at 11:31 pm 11 comments

faia sign
location: lisbon, portugal
 
when i travel, i bring a cheap camera only. my reasoning is that if it’s stolen or broken by accident, it won’t be a big deal. if there’s a drawback, it’s taking pictures in low light conditions. it can be quite a challenge. it can be a hit or miss, mostly the latter being the result.

take the case of the above picture taken outside o faia restaurant in lisbon where we went for dinner and enjoyed listening to fado music. among the pictures that i took that night, it was the only one worth keeping. the others taken inside the restaurant were too bad to save for posterity.

by the way, you can’t go to portugal without experiencing a fado performance in one of the establishments there. fado, which translates to ‘fate’ in english, is the traditional folk music of portugal. its melody and lyrics remind me of the filipino kundiman that is full of love and sadness and longing for something lost or unattainable.

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