I am new to photography as a serious endeavor. I have been snapping pictures of a particular location for 6 months without very good results. I would say I have been to this area at least 20 times in the last 6 months. This location is probably the most visual within 1/2 an hour of where I live. Today the sun was not too bright, but constant. The snow has started to melt a little, so the glare is not as bad either. The photos came out much better than earlier attempts, but I can tell they would not meet the expectations of a well trained photographer. I will try to load them here for some critique. P.S. I controlled myself today and worked on composition and lighting, with exposure to try and get better quality; instead of my usual taking many pictures, hoping some would actually be any good.