Taking pictures not only involve looking and shooting.
When we are experiencing a certain place space or object, not only our vision is stimulated; all our senses are; so when the photo is taken one may think that a great photo has been shot, but in reality it may be a corny boring shot void of all senses that we had experienced.
A shot should be analysed in terms of color values and clarity of the subject.
To shoot a tree having the same light source as the mountain behind; flatness will dominate.
Avoid seeing your subject through the camera as you see it through your senses.