For me, there is something absolutely wonderful about being out at night with a camera. The photos we make are not always perfect, but I love them. I love all that character added by the imperfections. Garry Winogrand was famous for saying, "I take photographs to see how something looks in a photograph." Although he was not a big night photographer, for myself, I find that the wonder of taking photos and seeing what makes each one special is amplified at night.
What makes the night so magical, so wonderful, is the mystery. I find that it is very easy to focus on what you are photographing at night, because so much is shrouded in darkness. It is kind of like life in the way that we have something on our mind for a period of time, and while that is the case, so much else seems to just fade away. Night brings us face to face with many sights and sounds, some new and some old, but they are fleeting things like the moments in life. Sometimes we return to them later or sometimes we do not. Our choices determine which elements are available to us, and which recede back into the darkness, and out of our world for a period of time.