There's always so much to think of when it comes to pictures taken at night.
You want to expose for just the right time. You want to avoid lens flares. You want to correct for any color over-saturation. You want it to be in focus, composed well.......But do I remember all of these things? No. Not usually.
I tend to get a little excited about the prospect of what I'm shooting, and not think about the details of what I need to do. I think relaxing while shooting is something I need to learn. I shouldn't put pressure on myself to "have" to get it perfect. (which I usually won't anyhow)
I guess when it's freezing cold and dark out it doesn't help me concentrate on that as well as I could I suppose.
Anyhow, I'm determined to get some nice Nighttime landscapes done in the near future. Here is a starting point I'll refer back to later. A cliche' HDR of the Boston Skyline that came out "ok" at best.