I wanted to capture the sunset here but I decided to wait till the sunrise because it's was a crowded beach. I came back the next day at about 5.15 àm and was soo glad that I waited because the beach was empty and sky turned into an amazing purple hue. I placed the horizon in the middle of the frame and also placed the subject in the middle. Haven't used the Rule of third. You must learn the rules but You don't always have to play by them.