Location: Los Angeles, CA / Settings: F.22, ISO, 192 seconds
For a shot like this you have to control how much light enters your camera - for this reason, I set the lens to the highest aperture possible.
To get a good idea of how much my standing in front of the city-lights affected the exposure, just take a look at my legs - the city-lights are well exposed, outside of them I'd say it was a bit too bright for clarity's sake.
Fortunately, clarity of city-lights wasn't the point to this image, it's a balance of the elements - the tree, the angel, the lights below.
I hope you enjoy this photo, you can check out the full collection of Angels in my Gallery: