The night of July 30th kicked off the annul Fiesta de Flores here in Medellin, Colombia.
It's the biggest festival of the year for Medellin and one not to be missed if you are in the area the first week of August.
Every day there is something different going on, from horse parades to car shows, street parties and lots and lots of drinking and eating!
To start the festival, they had live music downtown with a fireworks show at the end.
Below are the photos I took that night, all of which were taken with my travel camera.
I dragged my expensive tripod down there too (hoping it wouldn't get stolen) just to get some nice long exposures, but forgot the clamp to mount the camera to the tripod.
I cursed myself for such a rookie mistake but was able to get a few good photographs even with the low light conditions and having to handhold the camera.