Waking up the next morning, I decided to shoot the coast of New Plymouth. I saw a few sea stacks while driving along the highway the day before, and already knew where I was going to be for the morning. When I got down to the beach, most of these rocks were uncovered as the tide was just starting to come in. I had to position myself on top of a few other rocks and wait for the tide to come rushing back in for this shot while I was getting blasted by wind and sea spray. As I waited to take this shot, I had a black cloth covering my camera lens which seemed to keep the lens clean. I may have to invest in a rain cover at some point though. After taking this shot I hoped from rock to rock, trying to not get wet on the way back to the van. As I was unpacking my gear I turned around to see these rocks completely submerged. The ocean is an incredible thing.
When I processed this shot, I went with a slightly darker edit, and I think it really helps to convey the cold, stormy, and bleak morning waiting for a sunrise that never was.