Here's a simple subject but I wanted to play with night "light" with a heavy overcast. The result is interesting, I believe:
In my opinion you're getting a tad carried away here, it's not your best work. The light on the clouds looks like just city light...the more I see it the uglier it looks to me (kind of like "pepto bismal" or something...a dirty pink color). The easiest thing in the world to shoot at night is this sort of light, since most people live near a city.
I do like the leaves in the foreground though. Looks like you used some kind of yellow fill light, which at least goes along with the other light in the background. Glad to see you enjoy that lens so much, Dustin.
Carl, with all due respect (and you and I have interacted in many positive ways), it seems that you are often far more likely to share your criticisms than you are your own work. It's not that being critical is wrong; we all grow as artists through constructive criticism and rarely through "rah-rah" kind of praise. The problem is that your criticism is rarely constructive; it tends towards abuse and disdain.
I understand that you probably didn't click through and look at the image on Flickr. If you had, you would have discovered from my description that the whole point of this image was to try to execute a concept in suboptimal conditions (rainy, overcast sky) and try to make something creative using the light pollution from the city as well as some light painting in the foreground. You're right in that this kind of night scene is one of the easiest for many to have access to, which is exactly the point. I'm trying to inspire some people that look to me for inspiration to get out and shoot in the environment they have, even if it isn't the Grand Tetons. The response I've had from the image in multiple venues tells me that I have accomplished my goal.
But that leads me to my final point, and the real reason that I am writing a response. Because you didn't bother to do any further research and just spouted criticism, your criticism lacks any validity because it is, frankly, uninformed.
Keep criticizing (I have no problem with that), but if you are going to use phrases like, "...the more I see it, the uglier it gets...", you probably should expect that 1) you aren't going to make many friends and 2) you had better have the creative and artistic chops to back it up with your own work.