Mistakes make great images

One of my favorite images from the photo workshop actually started as a mistake.

I was shooting this pier near the Nag’s Head Fishing Pier trying to get deep rich sunrise colors.  Then I changed the composition and forgot to change the aperture and shutter speed settings.  The resulting mistake was an overexposed frame.

That overexposed frame got me thinking about how to get more pastel colors.  So I experimented withe the exposure and once I got that where I wanted it, I had to try to time the shot with the waves washing over the pier.

This is the one that I liked the best.  What do you think?