Any tips for getting more than dots?

Any tips for getting more than dots?

Hello guys, its my first time on this sub. If i do something wrong im sorry.

I have been making photos for about a year now. Going to places in Europe time to time and started loving doing it more every time. But i just cant get photos be more ''spectacular''. Here are some photo's i made, sorry for the tree's.

With all of them i used a Nikon D3200 with a 35-50mm f/3.5 lens.

My question is how can i make better photo's? I tried going to places with less light pollution and switching the settings. I thought that u guys could help me with the experience u have. Do i really need better equipment or am i doing something wrong?

Submitted September 10, 2016 at 10:14AM by Issieee from reddit via /r/astrophotography