Sometimes you do not even need a tripod and simply resting the camera on the ground will suffice.
Having a camera at ground level does however have its risks. I had to pluck the camera to safety a moment after I captured this image as that wave washed over the foreground pebbles. Better they get salted than my camera.
Yet again another image of Rapid Bay but one from a vantage I have never tried before.
Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Day 666, Salty Pebbles’, 1/160s f22 ISO100 17mm