A spectacular vista doesn't automatically translate into a spectacular photography: you HAVE to find a way to instill back the drama IN THE PHOTO.
As an analogy, think about literature: You can write about an obnoxious planter's daughter during the civil war, but chances are you won't come up with Gone With The Wind. The drama came from the art, not only from the story. The drama in your pictures won't come from the vista, but from how you make THE PHOTO dramatic.
I know that one simple thing I discovered is that any picture needs a subject, a focal point. It takes many forms: It can be a graphic composition or design, a surprise element, a "decisive moment"... There are so many different types of photography. But in all cases you need something that tells you "what the picture is about". And "the landscape", in my experience, NEVER cuts it.
Looking at Elizabeth Carmel's site, every picture stands out - each picture is about "colors on the cliff" or "that rocky point going into the ocean" or something. Look at her portfolio: You can describe each photo with a short sentence (that is never "a beautiful landscape" ).
Putting this drama in, to give the picture a subject, is where the art comes in. There's no single recipe, but some simple tools do work well as a start: Playing with the exposure, the rule of thirds, finding light paths or lines converging towards your point of interest, choosing between serene and dynamic compositions (diagonals vs. horizontal-vertical) are things you can experiment with.
Photography is a language and an art. Just as it takes time to write Gone With The Wind, it takes time to master its nuances and establish your vocabulary and style.