Wanted to get some practice with my new camera. Subjects may not be the most interesting, but it was practice afterall. These are jpeg's straight out of the camera. Any tips on composition, post processing, or camera settings would be great. I love photos with lots of color (think realistic HDR's) and all my colors have been very drab even for jpeg's. Could that be because of the cloudy weather? I really would have liked to not have the yellow pole in the second pic, but there wasn't much I could do about that. I also was hoping & thinking the third pic would have turned out better than it did, but wasn't sure what I could have done to make it better. Oh BTW, Nikon D5000 w/ 18-55mm kit lens.