Recently I've been trying to take my camera out with me more. I knew when bonfire night rolled around I'd be taking it with me to get some pictures of the Forest Fields event that is put on by the council, and here we are! After failing to schedule this post correctly, It's languished in my drafts for a week or so, but I still wanted to post it!We attended last year too, and the bonfire and fireworks are fantastic. Not only that, but there's a pretty considerable fair that offers all the hot chocolate, metre-long candy whips and candy floss you'd expect. Seeing it from the top of the hill is fairly spectacular - much like the Goose Fair in October - the grounds are ablaze with fairground bulbs. Not only that but the bonfire too, lit up the sky the colour of a sunset, even though it was far too late to be setting. The key is to arrive early and wander around the predictably predictable fair and clutch your camera for dear life. Then, head towards the bonfire (through the masses of people) and stand in the crowd, breath pluming, to ooh-and ahh at the fireworks.
I thought about it and realised that really humans are pretty strange. We made a tradition of packing colour and explosives into little rockets and watching them burst in the sky - really we're all just babies who still love the crackle of tinfoil.
The atmosphere was just right - maybe it's because the 'recreational grounds' are so close to the uni, but there were groups of friends, children on shoulders, sparklers and couples cuddling as we watched and it all felt pretty special. I had to include one bokeh photo of the fireworks for cliche's sake. Hope you all enjoyed fireworks, whether it was your own or whether you were sneakily watching next doors out of the window like I definitely didn't.