I just wanted to say a heart felt thanks for commenting on my recent photo that I took out in Laguna. Being a father of 3 young girls, always working and taking care of my family, I take every opportunity to shoot when I am out. We were on a beach outing, and mind you it scares the heck out of me to bring my hard earned money invested DSLR to the beach, let alone close to the salt water! But I knew I had to be patient and wait for the sun to get below the Marine layer that was pretty thick. But that patience paid off with that beautiful orange ball of sun setting across the water. My location wasn't ideal, nor did I have the dramatic skies like your shots, but was able to get what I was looking for even without an ND filter. Long exposures can be difficult if you don't have a way to reduce the incoming light. I have found new inspiration from your work and will spend more time scouting for the best experience of nature than just spraying and praying that I got the shot. Keep up the beautiful imagery.