Night photos can be very tricky. They require the right combination of light, ISO speed, a stable camera, and the ability to forego the flash. In the case of the following photos, the manipulation of exposure compensation was a must as well (they were taken at an average of +1.7 EV). Using a tripod meant that shutter speed wasn't an issue (higher EV can result in a slower shutter). And while I gave the ISO1600 a test run, there was no discernable difference between it and ISO800, so I settled for the lower speed.
To get a photo of our city skyline from across the river, I just used my usual Program Mode presets with ISO800. Plus traipsed up a steep hill and stood in a veritable swarm of aggressive bugs. The flood wall was another issue; it meant I couldn't see the river. But, you do what you can with what you've got.
I headed back downtown and took the following photos, of Kiener Plaza and a new park called City Gardens.