Thank you all for your input. Mike was right that I should have just selected a couple of pictures that everyone could provide specific comments on rather than posting the set of landscapes for general comment. I'll do that next time. One of the reasons I posted the set is because I'm insecure about my ability to do something decent and was looking for a couple of "atta boys". The pictures are 15 years old and I'm trying to decide whether this amateur should spend the effort to get back into this thing with any seriousness. I'll certainly have the time next year as I'm hoping to retire.
Dick, what would you suggest regarding scanning and PP where you see problems? I have a V600 flat bed scanner and I'm using Elements 8 for PP (not using layers I have to admit). I've experimented a lot in trying to learn but direct suggestions in your or anyone elses scanning and PP techniques would help. If you could point out a specific shot where you could give specific suggestions, that would be great.
On a related question, I notice that my negatives seem to scan better than transparencies. Also, I rather like the color in more neutral negatives (only in my Family set, but of course without people neutral is not as important. My Landscape set pictures are either Velvia 50 chromes or Ektar 25 negatives. The Family shots were mainly Fuji negative neutral saturation, don't recall which one off hand). What film do you all use?