The key word in your description of the images was "learner". A night image using flash would have been much better with improved composition. Try to envision what would make the best shot, not the most trick one. Study what others have done on this forum as many have mucho experience. You are fortunate to live in an age when film is no longer required to make photos. When it used to cost $5.00 to buy the film and get it processed, one learned to make every shot a keeper by thinking out every shot before pulling the trigger.
Sony A57 with 18-55 kit lens, Sony A200 and Sony H70
50mm f3.5 Minolta Maxxum macro
24mm f2.8 Minolta Maxxum
100-300mm Minolta Maxxum APO Zoom
70-300 Sony apo G SSM Zoom