I wanted to create a very bright image to show how alive the NYC night was. I used as long a shutter speed as possible without a remote (30s) and quite a high ISO (800). I was surprised but just how bright the image came out-the stars are visible, something rare in a New York sky, and the river takes on a multitude of different colors. I was pleased with the result. The slight reflection in the top of the photo could've been avoided, but I like the imperfection it gives the image.