Loulé Carnival 2018

The Oldest Carnival in the country – and surely the best! Loulé Carnival is back in town and it is as vibrant and colourful and lively as ever.

This year the dates were moved to the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday … and yes that caught us out! Dave was on hand as always to take photographs of the event for you all, and even managed to set up a Photo Walk at the same time.

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Entry is still only 2€ which has to be the best value – over two and half hours of music, dancing, parades and floats, and the most amazing spectacle.

Loule Carnival 2018 Dave Sheldrake Algarve Blog

There are children of all ages taking part and enjoying themselves …

Loule Carnival 2018 Dave Sheldrake Algarve Blog

And lots of super-heroes!

Loule Carnival 2018 Dave Sheldrake Algarve Blog

Loule Carnival 2018 Dave Sheldrake Algarve Blog

And fabulous masks and costumes …

Loule Carnival 2018 Dave Sheldrake Algarve Blog

We have concentrated on capturing the people and the dancers this year – the floats and political characters are still there too – but it is the people and the costumes that really make this event so special and colourful …

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We know how much you all love Dave’s photographs each year – so we have included lots of them for you here .. and an album full at the end for you to enjoy too!

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What really stood out for us this year is just how much everyone seems to really love taking part in this event – the smiles are wide and genuine .. and there were lots of male samba dancers too this year – much to everyone’s delight!

Loule Carnival 2018 Dave Sheldrake Algarve Blog

As in previous years, Dave’s photographs were used on the front covers of the Tomorrow Magazines too this month – which is a real thrill for us .. here they are!

Loule Carnival 2018 Dave Sheldrake Algarve Blog Tomorrow Magazine

Loule Carnival 2018 Dave Sheldrake Algarve Blog Tomorrow Magazine

You can click the link here to read these magazines free online each month.

We leave you with the biggest smile of the afternoon .. and a gallery of images below for you to enjoy. And as always – if you are in one of the photos – and you would like a free copy, please just email us on a3art@live.co.uk

Loule Carnival 2018 Dave Sheldrake Algarve Blog

If you would like to know more about Dave’s photography – you can click the logo here to visit his website:

Dave Sheldrake Photography

Click on any of the images here to start the slideshow:

 

 

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12 Responses to Loulé Carnival 2018

  1. The photos, just like last year, are gorgeous. 👌

  2. Margaret Runciman says:

    Wow ! What a stunning collection of photographs . 👏👏👏💕

    Ayr, Scotland

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  3. Yayeri says:

    What, no pictures at all of the topless bodypainted female samba dancers??! How can Dave have missed them. According to the amount of pics Kyle took of them, there must have been thousands LOL;)

  4. BeckyB says:

    Wonderful carnival portraits 🙂

  5. restlessjo says:

    I couldn’t agree more, Aly. I never saw so many smiling faces! And they were happy to pose for you too. I’m usually very shy about taking people shots but I wished I’d taken more because everyone was so lovely. It was nice to see Dave again, however briefly. 🙂 🙂

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  7. Stunning imagery. I feel like I have a VIP seat at the parade #colorexplosion

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