Here is an image from St. Ann's Bay on the sunrise side of the Cape Breton Island at of course, sunrise taken last October in Nova Scotia Canada. These stones are not pebbles at all and are actually quite large. The light was pretty harsh this particular morning and this was taken after the sun rose above the horizon. Luckily there was a big cloud in the sky to help tame the light somewhat. Not sure this is going to work for everyone. Usually the light here an this cobble beach is more subdued, even in mid morning. Thanks for having a look. Interested in your thoughts.
Canon TS-E 24 mm f/3.5L (tilt shift.... I love this lens)
ISO50 0.7sec f/16
SR3-Stop Reverse ND Gradient
B&W Conversion in LR3 with Silver Efex Pro
Some TK Luminosity adjustments in CS5