Create Visual Energy
Look for ways to convey a sense of energy in your photographs otherwise your images will be flat and boring. There are many ways to invoke a sense of energy in you photographs. You could use lines or shapes of the scene that tilt or point in opposite directions. This method gives the eyes multiple paths to follow through the image; for example branches of trees going in different directions.
Lines and Shapes
You could use movement that is going on in your scene such as the soft flowing water meandering through a river and over rocks. This doesn’t just apply for nature and landscape photography but all types of photography.
Humans are drawn to light. Our eyes naturally seek out the brightest spots of a scene, the same thing applies when we view photographs. Most people do not realize they do this, so using the light of your scene can give your photograph a sense of inspiration and joy instantly to the viewer with minimum effort on the photographers part.
Just like light most people to not realize that the colors they see effect their feelings about things. With photography colors can energize a scene, soften a scene, darken a scene…so on an so forth. To energize a scene use warmer tones that you find in nature such as sunset.
Because nature is an array of shapes, colors, and features most of the elements are visible in all nature and landscape photographs, it’s the photographers job to figure out what the emphasis should be focused on from the scene in each photograph. Because photography is so subjective there is no right or wrong answer, it is completely up to the creative vision of the photographer. So play with all of them and have fun while doing it :).