Three Coastal Images with a Point and Shoot

After a while, the DSLR gets heavy.  In all of the rain we were experiencing on the Oregon trip, it became a big chore to get it out of the camera bag, put on the rain sleeve, put on a rain poncho (does the camera strap go on or in the poncho?) and carry the big honking thing around my neck.  So one day, as we were driving down the coast of Oregon, I just refused to use the DSLR and I just used my Point-and-Shoot camera. We stopped at a beach and it was raining, so, like I said, I just used my point and shoot camera.  But sometimes the tools do not get in the way.  Here's triplet of shots that I kinda like that I got with my Canon G11.
Driftwood and Rocks on the Oregon Coast.

Driftwood and Rocks on the Oregon Coast.

Embedded Rocks on the Oregon Coast

Embedded Rocks on the Oregon Coast

A view over the Rocks

A view over the Rocks

I was trying to use the camera with its lens at the widest.  I think that for a good wide angle shot to work, you need something to anchor the foreground.  So with these pictures I looked for something close to use as foreground but with something interesting in the background. Since it was such a cloudy, rainy day, the sky was just a gray mess, which led me to try B&W on these images.  I think they work in Black and White.  Do you? Hope you enjoyed the images! As always, I would love to hear what you think of the images.