Bonfire Night

BonfireOn 5th November I headed out to the Hyde Park public bonfire and firework display with Heather. It was a really enjoyable evening and the heat from the fire made it almost feel like it was a summer day – I certainly didn’t need my full winter coat! It seems amazing that over a year has gone by since I was last at the display, but its still as good as I remember.

The smell of bonfires and the thick air that comes with firework smoke always remind me of growing up in St. Albans and the huge firework display laid on in Verulamium park every year. Its amazing how vivid a memory such smells can conjure up.

I decided to take my camera along and setting the ISO up high I tried to take some night time shots of the bonfire and the fireworks afterwards. I was rather impressed with the results considering I wasn’t taking all that much care with my photography (I was too busy watching things with the naked eye!) and have thusly shared them with the world in my gallery.


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  1. Paul Said,

    November 8, 2007 @ 2:54 pm

    How true that is. It’s amazing how often something so small hits you full on on the face and reminds you of days gone by.

    My son has started school recently (where I went) and he is actually in my very first classroom. The ‘art & craft’ area still has the smell that I remember oh so well and the memories came flooding back! Utterly amazing & brilliant.!!!!

  2. Niall Said,

    November 9, 2007 @ 9:31 pm

    The effect of smell on memories is amazing, it makes them almost tangible.

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