I wanted a long exposure to smooth out the water and the high waves, so I used a polarizer, and a ND filter to slow the exposure, and added a 2 stop hard Grad ND to pull down the sky. 15 sec. @ f/22, ISO 100, 28 mm.
in the quiet light just after sundown, the sky and ocean can turn into a peaceful pastel. The Santa Barbara Channel with the Channel Islands create some amazing winter sunsets.