This was taken after dusk.

I love the way the subject is off to the right of the photo. This was taken without any flash which is difficult to do at night. You really need to understand what your physical limit is when holding a dslr camera. Can you hold the camera steady enough with a shutter speed of 1/50? Much higher and the image would have been too dark and would've appeared grainy after editing. Much lower and the image would have been much more blurry. This is my beautiful fiance by the way! I rely on her opinion very heavily when I'm stuck.