It can take a while to find the perfect angle to capture the beauty of a location. I never want to recreate another photographers vision but when visiting a national park, or other known destination, it's difficult. Light can change that. I take notice of the light traveling throughout the day so when I'm ready to shoot, I have an idea of the feel I want to capture. It's not always possible when making a quick stop on your way to another destination.
Take your time, and take your tripod. A tripod is essential for a clean, sharp image. However, once in a while, I'll get lucky with my iPhone (see Snowmass image).
Here are a few landscapes I've take in the past. I'm definitely ready to get back out on the open road.
Bryce Canyon, UT: Canon 5D Mark III, 28mm, 1/100 sec, f/13, ISO 100
Big Sur, CA: Canon 5D, 35mm, 1/200 sec, f/9.0, ISO 200
San Simeon, CA: Canon 5D, 35mm, 1/125 sec, f/9.0, ISO 100
Smuggler's Notch, VT: Canon 5D Mark II, 60mm, 1/80 sec, f/9.0, ISO 160.
Cannon Beach, OR: Canon 5D Mark III, 28mm, 1/125 sec, f/16, ISO 100
Snowmass, CO: iPhone 6 Plus
Camera settings for featured image:
Marron Bells, Aspen, CO: Canon 5D Mark III, 28mm, 1/50 sec, f/11, ISO 160