When it comes to night photography you have to think about the composition thoroughly before pressing the shutter. I recommend using a remote release, flashlight for areas that need extra light and a tripod is essential. This photo was taken around 10:15 pm in December in about 20 degree weather. The exposure time is 16 minutes. ISO 640 shot with an aperture of f/5.6. The long exposure allows the stars to trail and give a nice effect.