This was shot in Thailand as a storm was rolling in so the sky was grey and all the fishing boats were in and there were only a few people on the beach.
This image just felt monochrome to me. There wasn’t a lot of color to begin with so I hit the greyscale conversion and off I went editing. For a rarity this was mostly edited in Lightroom. There was a lot of extraneous stuff so I did a 2.4 to 1 crop and then started editing. Once I was happy with the basic file it was off to Photoshop for a slight curves adjustment and dodging and burning. I will admit to throwing on a layer mask to bring out the details in the rocks and the boat. Subtle but it needed it.