Sometimes a image needs to have a dream like feel to it. When I walked up to these rocks on Pescadero State Beach I knew that I wanted the image to have that element. The sky was naturally dark and not much light was left on the beach so I decided to go with a long exposure to smooth out the water. I wanted to keep the foreground a little dark to match the sky so I only used a 2 stop hard edge ND grad on the sky to keep them even.
A Canon 5D - 17-40 wide angle lens - 2 stop hard edge ND grad was used for this image.