Some cool clear flash images:
I am as clueless as you. I was taking photos out of a moving car with dim foreground elements flashing by and a bright, sunset lit horizon. I suspect it exposed on a dim foreground element, made a slow shutter speed and then as I pressed we passed into a clear zone to the horizon, so overexposing dramatically. Some added contrasts and it looks rather cool I thought.
Kelly on the Roof – No Flash
this is a clearer photo, but see the other one.