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There appears to be a bit of a color cast going on (red). Assuming you have photoshop, a simple curves adjustment using just the options: Find Dark & Light Colors would have corrected it. Also, adding a bit more contrast using the unsharp mask technique would have helped give this image more oomph, IMO. In other words, apply unsharp mask with settings along these lines: Amount = 18, Radius = 40, Threshold = 1 and experiment from there.
In terms of improvements in camera, I think an angle that got more of her face in the shot rather than this side view would have given this more impact as well as shooting even lower to the ground. You would get more of the crashing waves in the shot which add/heighten the drama in the scene.
Anyway, just some thoughts. Good luck!