I think one of the problems with taking photos in woods and forests (and one I struggle with) is in reducing the complexity and chaos inherent in such scenes sufficiently to make a strong visual statement. We need to find some sense of order, pattern or repetition to overcome the randomness of growth. Your trees are interesting subjects seen at a good time of day - but I don't think you have entirely conquered them yet!
I think you're right. I'm doing better at picture taking and post processing but I do struggle w/ the composing part. Trying to tell a story w/ my pics is hard for me. I read once that a good thing for a photographer to do is to take a class in creative thinking...I think I need to. Thanks for the input.