Hi everyone. I took a trip to Alaska this past week, brought my camera along and my main goal was to get a lot of great landscape shots. I did get some pretty good ones as far as picture content goes, but the quality left a lot to be desired. Once I sort through them on CD and find a good example I'll upload one and post it here to give you an idea of what I mean. A lot of the shots, especially where the subject was miles away, there wasn't much color to the shots. A lot seemed to look very dull. It was hazy up there (many forest firest, there was a lot of smoke pretty much everywhere you went reducing visibility) but I do remember it being significantly clearer to the naked eye than what I got in the pictures. I was using a Canon Rebel K2 with the standard 28-80mm lens that came with the kit. The shutterspeed/F stop varied obviously, I was mainly using it on auto (until I struck up a conversation with some other photographer up there and he recommended using a smaller aperature like f/22 for landscapes which I was doing towards the end). Basically what I'd like to know is what I could have done to make the pictures turn out better. Was it just not a very good lens for taking pictures of mountains 20 miles away, would a filter help? Maybe I was just using poor quality film (200 ISO fujifilm 4 pack, for anything close up the pictures were gorgeous so I figured they'd be good for landscapes too, guess I was wrong :? ). I'd appreciate any help you can give, and again I'll provide a picture example later. Thanks.