I hung around after the crowds had dispersed to capture the head of the galley as it eventually fell to the ground.
This is the final blog post from Up Helly Aa 2011. I hope you have enjoyed them. To view all my Up Helly Aa 2011 blog posts in one continuous thread click here and to view my gallery pages click here.
David Gifford has an amusing post on his blog titled ‘Press Gang’ showing me and other fellow local photographers during the day. He also has some excellent photographs from the event himself. To view click here.
Well done again to John Hunter and his squad for leading an excellent Up Helly Aa.