Photographs can never truly do nature justice unless they are edited. After taking a number of pictures at Half Moon Bay on President's Day, I noticed they were all a bit dull and did not capture the full color of the sky, rocks, ocean, and sand. I chose to edit this picture out of a number of them because it had a lot of activity and opportunity. My main focus was to enhance the rock, as well as make the ocean and sky a brighter shade of blue. By doing this, I first adjusted the brightness and contrast to make these particular objects pop. Adjusting the levels also helped brighten the overall picture. The curve layer really enhanced the footprints in the sand, as well as the cracks in the rock. To further these enhancements, I used dodge and burn to shade darker areas in the sand and brighten the white foam seen in the ocean. I then used the color balance to bring out deeper shades of yellow and blue. I finally moved on to saturation, which brightened the red in my friend's sweater but had to tone it down a bit as the color began to overpower the image. I ended by using the channel mixer layer and set each output channel to +124, where I made the other colors -12 each. I am satisfied with how the photo turned out. Although I am inexperienced in photo-editing, I am excited to see how my skills progress in this class.