I'm trying to figure out where you are in the first pic. Are you in a room with a funky roof? Or are you outside and it just happens to be the Apocolypse? Or did you dump CS2 over the photo? The possibilities!
it was outside, on a cloudy night in the city. I exposed for the sky (the red is exagerated by the exposure, but you know how the sky in the city looks reddish at night with the city lights reflecting on the clouds?) and I used a flash. the weirdness in the background are joshua trees in the yard.