I was getting creative by the time I took this one off the beach. I had experimented before with dropping my tripod almost to ground level and firing off some shots just to change the perspective. I think with this image it really works.
I really wanted the rocks to be dominate in the foreground while making the sky and water look smoother. While I’m not 100% happy with how I smoothed out the sky its vastly improved over the original sky I had. It took lots of masking to finally get it to where I was happy enough with it. I honestly lost count of the number of layers and masks I did to get it.