The sun was still not up, and the camera required 15 seconds to make this exposure.
But the light had changed, and the scene had changed.
Slightly more color, more detail in the shadows, and I could now see a distant flock of sea gulls that could be heard above the roar of the surf.
The sand in front of the camera was wet from waves washing in and out…I had to keep taking the tripod back to higher ground, then run back to set up and shoot before another wave!
The ocean is to the right in the distance.
The soft and dull tones from the left and across the frame to the right behind the large rock are actually a river rolling into the ocean.