Dell Inspiron 1525 / Wacom Intuos 4 Tablet / Photoshop CS5
1. The horizon line is placed usually on the top or bottom third of the picture.
2. Next a quick mess brush marks to get the general colors of the whole image but making sure to include some odd opposite colors to add variety.
3. Ocean detail was added on a layer using squashed and scattered custom brushes and all the pier parts on another layer drawn carefully in perspective with the polygonal lasso tool and corrected along the way