Anyway essentially what we did was take 3 pics at different exposures and merge them using Adobe Photoshop. Using the mini tripod we set up the camera on my balcony. Since my camera doesn't have a auto-bracketing feature we had to do 3 separate pictures with the timer to minimize the shake. Even so they did not match completely but still pretty good for a 2 year old point and shoot.
Here is the original. Sorry for the crookedness. (I will straighten it with Picassa sometime)