This image was taken at Inch Beach on the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland. It's an amazing view from the beach, with the rolling surf and the mountains off in the distance. The dramatic clouds made the scene even more intense. As beautiful as the scene was, though, the image would have looked flat without the person there on the left third. The person adds a point of interest to draw your eye to, as well as a sense of scale to a very large view. When you get the chance, try to include a person or object in your epic, wide-angle images. They might even appreciate being part of it.
Here's another shot of the pier at Virginia Beach. One thing I always try to remember when I'm out shooting is to move around...try this side of the pier, try that side, try under the pier. At this point, I liked how the sun and the posts created these ling shadows that came out of the water and onto the sand.