Flat, soft and dull: my poor skills or the limitations of the 12-50mm Oly lens?

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Flat, soft and dull: my poor skills or the limitations of the 12-50mm Oly lens?
Jul 7, 2013

Took these this afternoon in A-mode on OMD EM5 using the kit lens.  Applied some minor PP tweaks in Lightroom.  I took around 60 photos and these are the only ones I thought looked half-decent, but even these don't seem to 'pop' or look particularly intriguing.  Maybe I'm being too harsh on myself and/or the lens.  What do you think?  Any idea how I can improve things?  I think there are compositional issues here too.

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