Muriwai Beach (specifically the southern end) is fast becoming one of my favourite places to photograph. In fact I've posted photos from here before: "Muriwai Beach and Gannet Colony".
This image sat on my hard drive for a few months before I had a look at it. It was the result of having a rainy day off, looking out the window about 45 minutes before before sunset and think to myself; "heck, it might be a nice sunset tonight, perhaps I'll drive out to Muriwai".
With the rain having stopped and the clouds starting to split up I sped out to the beach with minutes to spare before the sun slid below the horizon.
I set up my camera on the landing near the bottom of the steps and shot off a few bracketed frames. The final image is one exposure for the sea and rocks and another lower exposure for the sky.
I was happy with how things were looking on the LCD but I moved down to the rocks to try a few different angles, ultimately though I was happiest with my first composition.