This photo was taken on what I'll call a "me" photo shoot. My daughter wanted to visit the beach, and she expressed interest in taking some photos. I loaded her up with a camera, and while helping her I planted my tripod legs and let my kit take some long exposures.
If I'm honest with myself, I'm not completely content with this image. I don't feel I've quite struck the balance of highlights and shadows I have in my mind's eye. There aren't a lot of highlights in this scene. Perhaps that's a source of my struggles.
After two rounds of different editing approaches - and a couple of hours of time spent - I need a break. I'm posting this as a marker. Maybe I'll like it more after spending time away from the photo. And maybe I'll return to it for more tweaking.