The two images that I chose to use were; one as the sun rose (to get the most colour in the sky) and one whilst the sun had not risen (meaning that all of the street and house lights were on). Usually when editing two images to be blended together I concentrate one image on the sky and the other on the foreground. However this time, the second image was only being used for the lights and so for that one I pushed the highlights to +100 and bought the shadows up a little. The image taken at sunrise was edited as though it was just the one exposure that was going to be the final image. The two starting images can be seen below:
With some final tweaks, the image was complete and this was the first time that I had successfully used a blending mode, so I thought I would make a post as I previously promised I would!
I thought that I would post a timelapse of me editing this image, I still haven't managed to get the cursor to show up in the video, but it could still help you to get an idea of my workflow (and see the edit for the two images seperately).