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Add some foreground to improve your imagery.
Even small areas of white, like these tabletops, add brightness to a shady scene (left).
The top half of the right photo can stand by itself as a Dutch scenic for a calendar, but lots of people might shoot it. Here, I included a 'stage' for boats to pass-by. After 5 to 10 minutes I have quite a variety of truly unique images.