First off, I would like to have seen the Statue lit better. But since I was working off a tripod with no power, I could not add flashes. I am thinking that a reflector would be a nice addition to the gear. This was a 4 second exposure so flashes would have been tough to use and expose the background lights as well. I think that I will try this again with a flashlight to "paint" the statue. By the time I took the portrait shot, I needed an 8 second exposure to get the image that I wanted.
The real question is one of perspective. Sky or no Sky. It was overcast and the sun had just set, hence a 4 second exposure. The clouds offer a contrasty bigger feel with mood. A blue sky would offer a lighter mood, but the clouds offer a more solemn mood. I have put both up for your input, landscape with no clouds, or portrait with clouds.
As always, thanks for looking and the EXIF data for both pictures is below.