First Attempt - Landscape Photography - << bit disappointed

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First Attempt - Landscape Photography - << bit disappointed
1 month ago

So I woke up early this morning to try my camera capturing the city + sea from an elevated area that is overlooking the city.

I'm using the kit lens sel 16-50 on my a6000 and tried different settings. Couldn't move around much because there were corn crops everywhere.

1.) https://www.flickr.com/photos/125315957@N06/14426736685/ < this is the full image of the city that i wanted to photograph. if you notice there are trees on the bottom so i have decided to crop them out in the next image. it's somewhat edited in lightroom and i just played around with the settings. this="" is="" the="" full="" image="" of="" the="" city="" that="" i="" wanted="" to="" photograph.="" if="" you="" notice="" there="" are="" trees="" on="" the="" bottom="" so="" i="" have="" decided="" to="" crop="" them="" out="" in="" the="" next="" image.="" it's="" somewhat="" edited="" in="" lightroom="" and="" i="" just="" played="" around="" with="" the="">

exposure 1/80 f / 5.6 50mm

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2.) https://www.flickr.com/photos/125315957@N06/14424402104/in/photostream/ < this is the same image that i took in 1. , i tested some settings in lightroom to see how it works. haven't read any tutorials on lightroom editing but i have played around jpeg files ( i'm a graphic designer ). this="" is="" the="" same="" image="" that="" i="" took="" in="" 1.="" ,="" i="" tested="" some="" settings="" in="" lightroom="" to="" see="" how="" it="" works.="" haven't="" read="" any="" tutorials="" on="" lightroom="" editing="" but="" i="" have="" played="" around="" jpeg="" files="" (="" i'm="" a="" graphic="" designer="">

3.) https://www.flickr.com/photos/125315957@N06/14403557106/in/photostream/ < this is the image i took and just exported directly from lightroom without editing. this="" is="" the="" image="" i="" took="" and="" just="" exported="" directly="" from="" lightroom="" without="">

4.) https://www.flickr.com/photos/125315957@N06/14238747187/in/photostream/ < i liked this shot because i took it from the right side, you can't see it in the images above it. i took a pic and cropped it to remove some trees and edited it in lightroom. i="" liked="" this="" shot="" because="" i="" took="" it="" from="" the="" right="" side,="" you="" can't="" see="" it="" in="" the="" images="" above="" it.="" i="" took="" a="" pic="" and="" cropped="" it="" to="" remove="" some="" trees="" and="" edited="" it="" in="">

Pics were taken around 5:45 -  6:15 a.m.

No tripod

Sel 16-50 kit lens

Sony a6000 camera.

I was disappointed with the quality of images that my camera produced. Not sure what I did wrong so I'm hoping someone here with experience in landscape photography can share his/her techniques.

Thanks

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