In the first hint of this series I suggested that lots of practice is a great way of getting better results. We learn a lot from experience, making mistakes and trying again. It's great then to have a favourite location that's not too far away so you can keep going back to try different things, or to attempt the same photo but correct the mistakes you might have made the last time. Experiment with different times of day and year, weather conditions, long and short exposure times etc. Landscape photographers generally like the light around sunrise and sunset. Photos of waterfalls or forest scenes seem to work best of overcast days.
Here's a photo of one of my favourite return-to spots... "Secret Falls"