I have always wondered how photographers took those gorgeous night time pictures, clearly the flash doesn't do that, and when I've tried to duplicate in the past I've gotten nothing but blurry darkness and bits of light.
We took a field trip in my class last week, and I finally, finally got to take my own night time picture of the city. SO MUCH FUN.
Though I have to say, the people who were in the same position as me, with their equally fancy DSLR cameras, snapping flash shots of the city and then looking in confusion at the LCD screen were sort of amusing me. I can't imagine spending that kind of money on a camera and not learning enough about it to even understand that the flash only works for about 8-10 feet in front of you. I guess I'm probably being judgemental there, and that's a bad thing, but...I just can't seem to help myself with that one.