John, you certainly can take good night shots. I start with Auto and see how the camera does the adjusting. Then I use those settings and then tweak. Sometimes, the pic is spot on.
This pic was shot above I-10 but Not directly over the workers. Again, on full auto
I'm a new P4P+ flyer (3 weeks)... and even newer photography enthusiast. lol. I have enjoyed playing around with the pics taken and what you can do with them post editing (I'm enjoying tweaking). Here's one of my first efforts