I'm almost giving up!!
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30-11-12, 08:34 PM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: South East England
The first thing that struck me about your images Gratris is that they look quite flat / 2-dimensional and somewhat washed out. The EXIF data tells me that you took them early afternoon on a fairly dull day. If you are interested in landscape photography one key quality that separates successful photographers from casual snappers is the absolute determination to be in the right place at the right time. This requires prior research of the location and the willingness to be there when the light is just right. Light, subject, viewpoint, composition, focal point and leading lines all need to be just right if you wish to aspire to the standards of respected landscape photographers.
As others have commented, a tripod is essential. The used aperture of f5.6 is very unlikely to give you the depth of field needed for views of that nature. But, more than anything, what makes this genre of photography 'hard' is getting out there days or weeks before your final shots to explore and observe, being there before sunrise if necessary. Grabbed midday shots on a dull November day are never going to amount to much. Don't give up. Instead apply more determination. Perhaps pick up a book such as Joe Cornish's excellent 'First Light: A Landscape Photographer's Art' for inspiration and guidance.
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