Rhyl beach at dawn / by Neil Alexander

Ryhl beach, Denbighshire at dawn (Click to view larger)

At dawn yesterday morning, I was to be found on the beach at Rhyl in North Wales fully equipped with tripod and coffee flask. Disappointingly the tide was out and there is a whole area of the beach cordoned off for some construction work, so I could only really shoot out to sea or up the beach towards the sun. Time was tight so I couldn't really put in the effort that I would have liked, but if I'm honest it was more of a recce than anything else. Still I'm pleased with what I managed to get. Though next time which will be soon, I'll research my tide times better.
These are 5 frame HDR's processed in Photomatix, tweaked in Lightroom and then toned further in Color Efex Pro.

Ryhl beach, Denbighshire at dawn (Click to view larger)