This is what the California State Capitol Building looked like on New Year's Eve 2014. The state Christmas tree, with it's beautiful star tree-topper is on the right.
This was taken with my very special Christmas present, a new Nikon D5300 camera with kit 18-55mm and 55-300mm lenses. I also have learned how to stack images in Photoshop, and this image is a stacked collection of 5 images in total. These were taken at ISO 2000 with the telephoto lens at at f/10 @ 1/20 sec; f/4.5 @ 1/160 sec, 1/80 sec, 1/40 sec, and 1/25 sec to give a variety of exposures for the stacked result.