Despite Greenwich council’s notorious antipathy to fireworks for Guy Fawkes Night, they laid on a decent enough spectacle last night with a river based display next to the Old Royal Naval College.
I am still indifferent to the seemingly recent idea of playing music to fireworks, as for me, the booms of the fireworks are the music themselves, but last night they chose a suitable range of patriotic music from Jerusalem to Handel’s Zadok the Priest, and I am sure I heard the National Anthem at one point.
I chose to stay on the north side of the river and a modest distance away so as to try and get the College buildings in the same photo as the fireworks. Photographing fireworks is a skill that needs a lot of practice, and the lack of regular fireworks means there is limited opportunity to do so. Despite that I am modestly pleased with the results.
A few of my favourites.