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.