Edinburgh, Scotland, taken on August 28, 2015
Last Friday, friends and I went to see a symphony in Edinburgh during the International Festival. On the way back to the train station at night, we chanced upon some firework displays up on the hill, right above a lit Edinburgh Castle, under the full moon! The contrast between the colours of the fireworks, the castle, and the moon was amazing, and even though I didn’t have Mr. Nikon with me, I couldn’t resist trying to capture a photo with my phone, which turned out decent, I’d say. The original photo in colour was already stunning, so I thought I’d find out what the photo would look like in black and white. An unconventional attempt…but here it is. Make sure you do check out the original! (See the original photo in colour.)
“Remember, remember, the fifth of November.” In addition to being my sister’s and my good friend’s birthday, November 5th is Guy Fawkes Night in Great Britain to celebrate (is this the right word to use?) the events that took place on November 5th, 1605. Basically, the king back then survived an attempt to claim his life. Yay! There are firework displays all over the country and the ones here took place on the Glasgow Green. I went with several colleagues and while the fireworks weren’t all too impressive, it was a good time with good company especially since the night was unconventionally warm and get this…not rainy!! 😀 What made the event even better was the presence of the full moon, which seemed to add an extra dimension to the displays.
For France’s national holiday, I went to the riverside for the fireworks. I realized too late that the best view would probably have been from the right side of the river, so tant pis, I stayed on the left bank and enjoyed the show with probably half the people in the city of Bordeaux. Joyeux anniversaire, ma France!