I was going back and forward about the tiny rocks or maybe it is a marker for the ships but yes I think they should stand there despite that they are tiny. First I thought they are a little bit distracting but they ain't, in fact they sort of give an "end" visually and I also think they make an interesting twist. Without them it might be too "sunny" and we don't want sunny sides but lots and lots of mood. Great image to document this spot, love the yellow-orange stripe under the dark clouds, really nice.
sevy (2016/10/27 11:25:33): Yes, the rocks in background are markers for navigation. I could have clones them, but for me they are parts of the seascape and closing the composition. But I understand your comment. Regarding composition the standing rock in foreground is more important, the tiny ones in background could be discussed. Let's see if I collected similar other comments.
This is a very well achieved HDR. Done how it was meant to be without the "Disney" effects some people show us. You have kept shadows where they are meant to be. There is lots of mood in the image with the last of the light on the horizon.
What an atmospheric place this must be with the abbey ruins and the lighthouse together. Lots of photo opportunities closer in I bet.
Good idea to slow the shutter speed to smooth the stunning colors of the sky and soften the sea. The sharp detail of the rocks & buildings makes a great contrast with the softer area; while the bright functionality of the newer buildings contrasts well with the dark silhouettes of the abbey. The stitching is impeccable. Patricia