Without a tripod, I doubt if this photo could have turned out as sharp as this. And while not "tack sharp", it's a pleasing pic for me. I took this photo on the promenade flanked on one side by some small boats on water near the ferry terminals, and on the other side, by a row of steak and pasta places, punctuated with Aussie style fusion eateries that on this particular night was swarming with tourists.
This was my first night time photoshoot with a tripod. That the Harbour Bridge was my subject speaks volumes of my affection for my home country