Well, I am doing all of that but I still wonder why I can't see more with the LiveView feature (through the monitor screen). It is so dark that I can't see enough to focus manually. I wonder if some other setting is affecting that feature. Guess I will be calling Nikon.
I realize the cherub photo is not that great but I tweaked the color temp a little to make it look more like nighttime as it should.
Starry Night Lighting
"This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine."