There’s something special about fireworks: the anticipation, the whiz heavenwards and the physical thump of the detonation followed by the sparkles and flashes. Money up in smoke yes, but what a way to go!
It’s been a while since I photographed a pyrotechnic party, so when friends suggested heading up to Cleeve Hill by Cheltenham to watch the displays I went for it. Why watch one display, when you can catch them all?
Here’s a few photos of the displays, with particular focus on the largest display at Cheltenham Racecourse.
For me, one of the best firework is something I can’t capture on camera, namely the huge bangers that whack you in the chest when they donate: BANG THUMP! What’s your favorite kind of firework?