Took this with the intention of getting the surfers in silhouette which I mostly did. Back in the computer I was playing around and tried to give it an "endless summer" look.
Success or not? Love, hate etc.
Personally I'm 70/30
For anyone interested the original can be found here
(2mb jpeg) which is a crop from the full frame (22mp...good Lord I love the 5dII).
The colour is made by adding a second layer in photoshop, setting it to vivid light and painting with a large orange brush with a bit of dark blue/purple brush at the top. I then played with opacity a little and set it to ~75%
Also the crop? The raw frame has a bit more water but the beach curls back into frame just below the crop and above the crop is some tree covered hills. I wanted to give the impression of more water than there really was.