Those stickers belong on jackass trucks lol.
have you tried shooting HDR yet?Lately I've been messing with my camera and since I work late I tried some long exposure pics at 3:30 in the morning.
So I shot the one below in front of my house where I normally park.
The only light source is a street light about 20 feet behind me (the camera)
I had the shutter open for 15 seconds and I think it got a nice balance.
I'm still a noob with my camera, it's settings and RAW editing but I think things are coming along well. Practice makes perfect after all!