A castle glistens in Boston’s Copley Square, December 31 2012. Against the midnight sky, lights reflected in ice look like bold strokes of vivid colorful pencils.
First Night is a North American artistic and cultural celebration on New Year’s Eve, taking place from afternoon until midnight. Some cities have all their events during the celebration outside, but some cities have events that are hosted indoors by organizations in the city, such as churches and theaters. Since it happens on New Year’s Eve, First Night celebrations are actually held on the last night of the old year. First Night celebrates a community’s local culture, often featuring music, dance, comedy, art, fireworks and, in some cities, ice sculptures and parades. The first First Night was in Boston on December 31, 1975. ~Wikipedia
Copley Square, Boston, MA USA
Shot using handheld Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Focal length 17mm (95mm SLR equivalent), 1/2 sec at f/5, ISO 200