I finally got my butt in gear and went on a drive today to take some cool shots. I tried some HDR stuff, but I didn't make out too well. I think I need some more education in exactly how to do that before I move forward with it. At this point I'm just waisting time.
Aside from that, I got a handful of shots I'm really happy with! I'm still planning on editing some more, but here are a couple that I was particularly fond of right out of the gate.
Rushing water. I have a love/hate relationship with these kinds of photos. Love them becuase, let's face it, they're pretty dang cool. Hate them because, well...everyone does them. BUT! I'm considering this part of my "everyone has to take this kind of photo" phase. I also had a lot of fun dodging and burning these in Photoshop to get some high contrast goodness.