First rule: The picture has to have a subject.
Second rule: Keep rule of thirds in mind when setting up photo.
Third rule: Try to use leading lines whenever posssible.
Fourth rule: Keep horizon level in photograph.
Fifth rule: Use smaller aperteure setting to get foreground and background in focus.
Sixth rule: Use exposure delay mode so mirror flipping around in camera doesn't cause bluring.
Seventh rule: Use your tripod! I think I recall Le Quynh saying something about this several hundred times!
Sure are alot of things to keep in mind for one silly photograph LOL!