I am not very good with taking photos at night. I need to take a class --soon-- because I have no idea about all the gadgets on my camera. I thought that these pillars would be very dramatic on film. Sadly, they didn't evoke the historical point of view as much as my mind had envisioned . It was very dark out and I wanted to have the drama of the lights as they crept up the pillars. NOTE TO SELF: learn about taking photos when it is dark out!