At least for me, I think that landscape photography is much harder than I thought. I have been taking photo for about 1 year, I am usually taking candid shots or sort of street photography due to time limitations. All the while, I have this thoughts that landscape should not be too hard to master, and I would be quite good at it. My ego was inflated when some time last year, I managed to find a time for a sunrise landscape, and it was my first proper landscape attempt. I was delighted with the result. But during my second real attempt not too long ago, photographing a man made dam in the morning, I was kind of lost. I could not see where is the interest, how I should use the overall shape to make it interesting. Was standing behind rows of trees, going near the dam,...all the shots sucks. Did a panaroma (but have not stitched it yet), but I believe it will be pretty boring shots as well. The dam is not a particularly a photogenic place, but I am not going to use that as an excuse. My respect for those who takes good and great landscape photos (amatuers or pros), has gone up many many notch. I find landscape a real challenge, when compared to city scape, or composing within small space, eg. temples,...buildings etc - - In landscape, the area is so huge vs other type of photography. Different frame of mind in seeing things is required when scanning huge area - When having a vast space to photograph, you really got to know how to use the overall shape, or identify which part of the place to be in frame. - Big big effort, required finding different point of view, huge walking around distances Overall for me, its like being so used to photographing smaller space, then being thrown into big vast open world and I got lost. Coming back to my man-made dam attempt, I have rethink and analyzed, my biggest problem is I got lost, and in the process, lost creativity. There are a few areas and angles I should had tried but did not try. One of the area, requires a 20 minutes jog. Another failure of mine is reaching alittle bit late, 7am, sun is already rising, I sort of panicked abit and tried to do things as quickly as possible. I am going back there for a second attempt once I found time. Meanwhile, all photos from my first attempt will be deleted.