Outstanding image! I continue to be impressed by the quality of work displayed here at NPN. The mood and quality of light in this image is fantastic. I know what you mean by taking in your surroundings while waiting for that long exposure click. It is indeed a pleasurable experience. This shot also speaks highly of your technical skills- 6 minute exposure and no tripod movement on the beach? Nice.
Andrew, this is a most convincing b&w presentation of this stunning scene to me. There is a certain touch of infinity that just makes the difference for me. The abstract character fits in well with the overall atmosphere in my opinion.
Thanks @Peter_Richter, I appreciate that you picked up on the “infinity” of the horizon. I worked hard on making the horizon distinct but have the clouds and water blend away into nothing. Thanks for the comment, I appreciate it!