I’m not sure if this fits the spirit of the challenge, so you’re welcome to remove it, Mark. The original frame had just a bit of sky with the sun dropping over the horizon and a touch of a land spit in the left side, so I cropped it to give just the ocean and enough sand for the wave wash. Taken in 2016 from a condo balcony in Waianae, Oahu.
I’d be interested in what others might do about the relative brightness of different areas of the image. I brought the darks up through a luminosity mask then dodged the beach area a bit in addition.
Is this a composite: No
5DIII, EF28-70 f2.8L @ 32 mm, tripod and cable release, f9, 1/6 sec, iso 3200. Dropped to 4346x2982