. . . and wow, what a difference it made to work through a number of Lightroom “Presets” I had previously downloaded.  Some guy, who was on a mission to make 1 Preset everyday for 365 days in 2013.  I think I stopped after downloading 200 of them. Much better results on some of these.  Even the featured image here, the one with the Southern Cross from the other night, came out much better than before.  Now we can really see the mailbox in the foreground, and the outline of the tree.  Mwah!  Thanks Preset Creation Guy!