It’s nice to see some photos, ebi! Enjoyed them.
JLiu is correct, Sharra, a landscape can be drab one second and beautiful the next! Being there, and being ready, helps your luck. Take lots of photos, pray for changing light while you are at a location, so you can get different lighting. Sometimes you have to visit at the right time of year, or the right time of day, which can be a challenge if the scene is far from home and/or you are traveling with a group that wants you to move along and keep up.