This is the famous 4000 year-old ruins of the Temple of Karnak in Luxor, Egypt. It is unbelievably dramatic, especially at night. I shot this with a Canon 16-35mm wide angle to exaggerate the perspective, and I purposely included the spot lights for visual impact. Without a hand held spot meter reading middle gray tones, which I don’t use any more, it’s difficult to determine an accurate exposure in such a contrasty night scene. This is particularly true with the spotlights shining directly into the lens. Therefore, my first couple of shots were, in essence, test images. I then used the exposure compensation feature to tweak the results to my taste. My settings were 1.3 seconds, f/3.5, and 1600 ISO. I obviously used a tripod.