I set my shutter delay to 15 seconds on my Kodak and 10 seconds on my Polaroid. I didn't adjust the ISO on the GE, but turned it up way too high on the Kodak. Manual mode was used on my Kodak, and Night Mode on the Polaroid.Beth, what settings are you using?
Try the Basic Lightning Recipe:
Find a pretty scene, with as little horizon clutter as possible.
Focus at infinity.
F/8 (Adjust according to distance and brightness.)
Adjust shutter speed to match scene brightness. After dark, go with your camera's max, 16 seconds.
Machine-gun away and hope for the best.