Check this out, a shot I took. You can see a lot has to do with post processing. Original shot was okay, but it was dull, a little over exposed and lacked that wow factor. Which MOST shots due until they are ran through processing.
Subaru WRX Limited | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Heres a shot where I went step by step on what I did. This is due to most of my images. Basic editing for me.
Editing Process Sasquatch Self Portrait | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
And most importantly. Practice, practice and a lot more practice.