Hi, and welcome to the list! For a first attempt, not bad. As Bernard pointed out shooting a little earlier might bring out some of the foreground. And since you're shooting digital, it cost you nothing but time to get out and play. Being in Vancouver certainly gives you a great selection of subject matter as well. It's like the old 'How do I get to Carnegie Hall?' question: practice, practice, practice.
On the main LL page Alain has a new article on 'Finding Inspiration'. Well worth a read.
(currently in Kelowna, but subject to change w/o notice)