Mark said of the image
As an abstract photographer myself, it was going to be hard for me to ignore this rather lovely ICM from Philip, taken on one of my bucket list locations Luskentyre Beach. What I particularly like about the image is the use of layers. There is interest in the foreground, with intricate patterns created by the retreating tide. Then in the mid-ground we have the movement of the waves and ocean with the lovely subtle rip-curl, and then the beautiful mountains and cloud movement in the top layer of the frame. I also love the colour palette, with the various shades of blue from the sky, the aqua ocean, and the blues again present in the shallow pools of water on the sand. I would really like to see how this scene would change with a longer shutter speed, maybe 2 or 3 seconds. I think that would create some even more abstract results, rendering the mountains and clouds to outlines.