Shot at Dawn on Papamoa Beach, bay of plenty, New Zealand. This stump had been in the ocean, the other side of the stump is covered in crustaceans, nicely embedded in the sand it took on a more rock like appearance.
Shot on a Nikon D700 with Nikkor 17-35mm lens. Cokinn ND8 and 2 grads + warming filter. Processed in CS3 and photomatix.