Try concentrating more on the composition, start by following the simple rule of thirds till you get a hang of it. (Especially pictures like the second one could do with a lot better crop and composition). Make the photos more interesting through emotions/composition/juxtaposition of the elements/crop/colours and light.
The belief that man is an irresolute creature pulled this way and that by two forces of equal strength, alternately winning and losing the battle for his soul; the conviction that human life is nothing more than an uncertain struggle between heaven and hell; the faith in two opposed entities, Satan and Christ - all this was bound to engender those internal discords in which the mind, excited by the incessant fighting, stimulated as it were by the constant promises and threats, ends up by giving in and prostitutes itself to whichever of the two combatants has been more obstinate in its pursuit. Life isn't black and white, it's gold.