Night in the city

This is a view of Austin, taken a couple of days before Christmas, from the top of the parking garage at The Long Center.  I happened to park there by accident, and decided to drive to the top to check on the view.  It turns out there was a performance that evening, so the garage was pretty full, and since I was trying to park there anyways it made sense to head to the top.  Well, this is the view.  I really liked it.  It was crazy cold so I was happy to get my shot done and back in the car!  Although I like night shots that include light trails from passing cars, I did not get any as it was pretty quiet out that evening.  Nonetheless, I sort of like the deserted feeling of the shot, with no passing cars.  It's like they lit up the city for me to take shots of it!

This is a 3 exposure HDR shot at f/6.3, with exposures of -1, 0, and +1.  I created the HDR in Photomatix and then made adjustments in PSE and Topaz Adjust.