Two nights before New Year's Eve, I was at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., learning (but clearly not perfecting) the art of night photography.
I didn't see any real animals. If I were them, I would have stayed inside too. It was freezing out there. But a handful of us had signed up with PhotoTour DC to learn the basics and we braved the elements to wander through the ZooLights display. (Sorry, it ends today.)
We all had different levels of camera - mine being the least fancy. The minimum requirement was to have manual controls and a tripod.
In fooling with the shutter speed I discovered this is overexposed (too much blue-light bleeding):
This is a little less overexposed:
And this is just too darn cute not to throw in: