Tuesday, January 2, 2007
Happy New Year everyone! We were fortunate to hook up with Matt West at First Night Boston who also thought it would be cool to take a pano at the midnight countdown. We got to Copley Square around 9:30 PM and it was cold. I had hand warmers from LL Bean, about 3 in each pocket. We first photographed Lisa Hughes and Jack Williams of CBS4 TV while they were getting ready to broadcast live. Then just before midnight, we went across the street to the steps of the Boston public Library where the group U.V. Protection was playing. They counted down to midnight using people with the numbers 10 through 1 across their bodies, who walked across the steps. I positioned myself right in front of number one just as the confetti was blown out. To see the panoramas with sound, click here: www.panospin.com/firstnight. The countdown pano was also accepted at Panoramas.dk, an international panoramas site in Denmark that was collecting New Year's Eve panos from all over the world.