If you haven't added +Jesse Speer yet you should!
Jesse is one of those photographers with a very limited amount of people in his circles. Maybe I can change that a bit. His – mainly – Black and White landscape work is really really and I mean REALLY good (IMO).
His whole portfolio has a uniform look (which I think is important). Jesse definitely found his own voice. Something that every photographer should try to do. Instead of copying other photographers, try and come up with something that says "YOU!" and stick with it. Eventually good things will come.
I remember my photo instructor completely downing my work (15 or so years ago) for being too contrasty and too black. I eventually did what he asked me to do. But deep inside, I knew he was wrong. Or not wrong perse but that was not who I was. What I am doing now is who I am.
You should check out his albums. Every picture, every single one of them, shows Jesse's skills at manipulating contrasts and tonalities to show both beauty and drama. Just like I like to do. :)