Comments: Story: I have shot here many times before and not achieved the look I was after. Typically I was shooting right at sunrise and including the sun in my image. I was having trouble controlling exposure and wasn’t having success using the graduated filter in Photoshop Camera Raw. I also wasn’t getting the wave action I wanted. I wanted tides high enough to get the smooth silkier water look on the beach side without losing the big wave action on the ocean side of the rocks. By facing north I was able to get a better sky without blowing highlights, the shutter speed and wave action I was looking for and the light on the rocks that you see shortly after sunrise.