Living close to the beach for a while I did just that......took it for granted. In recent years I started shooting the sunsets, the coming and going of the tide and the people who were attracted to the beach. A scene which never stays the same from one day to the next and a constant source of inspiration.
That said the it is not without its difficulty in shooting. The sunshine reflected off the sand can be problematic.
In this shot I wanted to capture the sun and its reflection on the sand and water. Adding a couple of layers to calm down its glare and alter the tone of the sky I achieved this almost 'winter sun' feel.