As I value your opinion very highly I have taken the liberty of posting 5 images on My Gallery for your perusal.
I am sorry to impose on your good nature but I do need help as you will see.
This is very much back to basics but I have to start somewhere so I have selected 5 images with my shortest lens and without any post processing. I felt I would not move further forward until I got the basics right.
Sorry to say, the images are a reflection of this area of the UK. As you may know 2010 years ago while America had the bison roving free England was conquered by the Romans, returned to the Anglo-Saxons, conquered by the Normans,developed by the Industrial Revolution and became a Kingdom in the process, none of which gave us a Yosemite landscape.