Welcome to the pain that is photography. You need to set out in your head what you want to achieve with your images. Are you looking to document a landscape? By this I mean is it your intention to portray everything as is, warts 'n' all? Or are you imagining when you take the shot something which is not actually in front of you? The weather in Scotland is predominanytly miserable. I take this for granted now and so when I'm out shooting I'm thinking of what I'd like
to see rather than the grey, damp reality. Of course grey and damp can be beautiful but I feel it needs a better camera and more importantly lenses, to achieve this.
What pp do you perform on your shots? This can make a helluva difference. It won't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear but all the same. If you're aware that pp is an integral part of taking and displaying a photograph you tend to think with this in mind as you shoot. You'd be amazed where that kind of thinking can take you
I'm aware there are purists out there who actually believe that creative pp actually invalidates a photograph. These people are incorrect.
Keep at it mate, you have the very best subject on your doorstep.
P.S. Well done for knowing how to post a pic up here. I can never sus it out.
P.P.S. My surname is the most common to be found in Contin Kirk graveyard. Go figure.
Various lenses, SB800 & Manfrotto 190 with 460MG head