Light is everything when it comes to photography(like you haven’t heard that before). But side lighting can turn a rather mundane scene(like this shot) into something quite dramatic. I really like how the highlights of the wave contrast directly with the darks of the rocks. So whenever possible try to take into account the direction of the light.
Couple this lighting with a strong B+W conversion and you you get even more drama. Do you agree?
I’m really excited about the possibilities with Silver Efex Pro. Give it a try!