Lanikai Beach HDR
Excellent composition!! The large expanse of sand is balanced by the large expanse of sky. The hundreds of dimples in the sand creates a pattern of shadows that is a very integral part of the overall composition. Everything is in perfect harmony and balance and any cropping at all will ruin it. The diagonal line of the surf is right on! The 3 boats on the water is really nice and compliments the expanse of water.
You are going to hear from the "don't center the horzon" folks but that rule clearly does not apply to this photo.
I'm not real crazy about what the HDR did to the water surface but definitely a good start.
Thank for sharing your photo.