To make good pictures, you have to be patient. The first picture is nice, but certainly not more than that. All of the other pictures were made late, using a tripod. Depending on your preferences regarding colour and or atmosphere you may like one more than the other, but they're all in a different category than the first one.
They were made in Cinque Terre, Italy in June. (Later this year other pictures made in Cinque Terre or La Spezia.) I am also planning photography workshops there, if you're interested, let me know
Picture Data clockwise:
24 mm 1/500 s f/8 ---------20 mm, 1/10s f/8
28 mm 1,3 s f/11-----------14 mm, 8 s f/8 all FX
(DX 16 mm - 13 mm - 18 mm - 9,5 mm)
Pictures have been processed from RAW with Nikon Capture NX2 and post processed with Adobe Photoshop CS5.