During my last road trip, I stopped for a couple of nights in El Paso, Texas. I'm always looking for a good vantage point for a cityscape--and the Scenic Drive Overlook certainly provided that.
This scene was captured at f/8...but I blended in an exposure at f/22 to create the starbursts. If I had selected f/22 for the entire scene, I would have lost sharpness due to diffraction. So, I only used f/22 for the street lights by blending them in using the "Lighten" blending mode in Photoshop. This way, I was able to get the best of both apertures in a single frame!