Hello all --
New to the forum, but I've enjoyed reading the posts and comments here, so I hope to make a small contribution now and then. I've been experimenting with Topaz Adjust, a Lightroom plugin that applies HDR-like effects to a single exposure. In this instance, I think a slight adjustment does help to define the water texture in the wave burst below the lighthouse rocks. On the other hand, the colors may be a tad bit 'gaudy'.
Comments and opinions appreciated ...