Consider black & white
Monochrome has enduring popularity and is especially suited to seascapes
While colour images are dependent on colour relationships for impact, monochrome relies on tone, contrast and shapes. Removing colour places emphasis on shape, form and texture. Scenes with a good range of tones, from true blacks to pure whites, generally convert well, as do those with skies that contain plenty of interest.
It is important to understand how colour will translate to greyscale – for example, red and green converted to monochrome can appear tonally very similar – and seeing in black and white comes more naturally to some than others. You could try using the mono settings in your camera’s picture styles – this enables you to preview the effects in Live View and see whether the composition works in mono.
Right Tonal range successful monochrome conversions should exhibit a full range of tones from true white to pure black; this is common in seascapes, so they often make good black and white images