First off, before reading the rest of this description, go take a look at two recent shots that Bob has put up at notraces:
Those are the kind of night shots I'm aspiring to.
And while I think this one falls somewhat short, I do quite like it. What it lacks is some interesting structure to the clouds, and it's also compositionally quite weak, but I really like the distant waves on the glowing horizon.
7.49pm on 28/12/04|
EF 17-40 f/4L USM
17mm (27mm equiv.)