Sense of smell in photography

Sun-ripened tomatoes

In the photography class that I’m taking, we were asked this week to convey a sense of smell that means something to us.  Some people composed photos of favorite lotions or perfumes, others of special cleaning products.  (Lemon Pledge still brings back memories of my mother.)  It was actually a more difficult assignment than you would guess.

I chose a rather eclectic group of images.  Sun-ripened tomatoes on the windowsill.  The scent of old books will take me back to every library I’ve ever been in.  Irises to every house I’ve ever lived in.  Homemade bread and pizza.  Dusty old barns and outbuildings.

What smells trigger your memories?

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