you would have had more luck if you shot in a rainstorm with low clouds like you typically do..
ROFL..what are you talking about?
HAHA!! hey dude, [polishair] with all due respect, you may have missed his point, which, i'm sorry to say, he does have a point. Have you looked at your pics lately? From a photographer's opinion, WAY too many shots done with little sun, no sun, or backlit.
Please take this as constructive critisism, i know you might not realize there is a problem since your pictures get accepted regularly, but that is pretty simply because the quality in terms of grain/sharpness is good (digital camera).
Anyway, that's all i wanted to say, i'm not trying to be mean, just helpful.