On the weekend, when we were heading to the in laws for dinner, my father in law commented that it would be a shame it would be dark when by the time we arrived. The autumn colours were at their finest but it would be too dark to use the camera... unless I used a flash.
Oh no. I don't like flash.
But when he started discussing how sometimes it's really effective, I thought that actually, it could be fun to try.
And so we spent a while, snooping round the garden, letting off flashes that matched the fireworks in gardens and fields beyond.
There were a few rustles and I was glad to have my garden guide in case we stumbled across any critters.
Of course I had fun and had to play with the flash in our own garden.
I must remember not to be so anti-flash in the future.