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I've never done this before - so here goes.

When I uploaded the original version of this shot, it rapidly became (and still is) my most popular image on EPZ. See here for original

However, MrS finally succumbed last week and agreed to put some of my images on our wall - and when I looked at this with fresh eyes, I wondered if my processing skills had improved at all.

SO

Here is the re-worked image - better or worse? Honest opinions please - really interested to see how this one compares.

Thanks for your time and your honesty Smile

Cheers!
Fran x

BTW - It's Happisburgh and the sea defences early on morning Grin

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:sigma 10-20mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Spla-Doosh Revisited
Username:MrsS MrsS
Uploaded:30 Jan 2013 - 5:24 PM
Tags:Happisburgh, Landscape / travel, Light, Sea defences, Splash, Sunrise, Waves
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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 5:26 PM

the light and colour behind the splashing wave is stunning.
ant.

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jdinne
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30 Jan 2013 - 5:29 PM

100% agree with Ant, looks great.

John

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kel55
kel55 e2 Member 1kel55 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 5:30 PM

This version works best for me , bit more detail in wood

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KathyW
KathyW  101793 forum posts Norfolk Island12 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 5:31 PM

Prefer this one I think - a bit brighter and slightly less blue in the sea (let's face it, we are looking at the murky North Sea here...Wink ) Oh, and glad to see you've sorted the dust bunny at the bottom of the frame Smile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 5:34 PM

Definitely this one for me, Fran, much prefer the light, fantastic. Wonder if it'll top the 211 record? Carol

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LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 5:45 PM

Three years on and it's a yes, may be it will get that badge this time.
Good to see the boss letting have space on the wall too.


LesF

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105967 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 5:47 PM

Ahhh now I see what you mean! Smile

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 426 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 6:03 PM

Excellent,love it

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JohnoP
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30 Jan 2013 - 6:26 PM

Love it! John Smile

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christinecilia
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30 Jan 2013 - 6:27 PM

wow love it. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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TONKSPHOTO
TONKSPHOTO e2 Member 3TONKSPHOTO vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 6:29 PM

Brilliant photograrphy....Why not put the first image as a version.........Regards .... John

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom25 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 6:31 PM

This one! after many flicks to and throGrin
Diane

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silverbells
30 Jan 2013 - 6:35 PM

Much better now - the light and warmth jumps off the screen now
Erica

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MrsS
MrsS e2 Member 74527 forum postsMrsS vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 6:37 PM

Gosh - Thanks all - much appreciate your input - have to say, I much prefer this one Smile

LOL, Kathy - although "eagle-eyes" Sutton has managed to find one on this one too Grin

Cheers Everyone

Fran x

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Shane136
Shane136  1052 forum posts United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 - 7:31 PM

Top shot..

Shane

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 7:37 PM

Cracking Image!!

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 426 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales32 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 8:14 PM

Yes this is even better, particularly the light and tones of the exploding wave and with the cyan cast removed from the surf.It's a real stunner.
Alun

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MrsS
MrsS e2 Member 74527 forum postsMrsS vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 8:15 PM

Thanks Gents - - glad you like it Smile

Fran x

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 945 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 8:22 PM

Deffo this one Fran, the light gives it even more impact than your original
Mike

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Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 8:37 PM

Better!

Sue Smile

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d3looo
d3looo e2 Member 5d3looo vcard Slovakia1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 8:55 PM

Prefer this one Wink Great shot!!!
Pavol

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Cliff1944
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30 Jan 2013 - 9:07 PM

Yes, much better.
Cliff

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4391 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 9:15 PM

Yers !!!.....a lot more 'life' in the crashing waves.....though I think I prefer the richer detail in the foam of the bottom LH 1/3rd in the original.....still a rasper though !!!!!!

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chris-p
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30 Jan 2013 - 9:48 PM

Fine job and better too... a piece of history as they aint there no more Sad

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MrsS
MrsS e2 Member 74527 forum postsMrsS vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 9:54 PM

Appreciate your input, Folks - - Thanks Smile

Fran x

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dpenman
dpenman  1 United States
31 Jan 2013 - 4:20 AM

Sweet. Sweet Capture.

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geffers7
geffers7 e2 Member 331 forum postsgeffers7 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 8:29 AM

This new one is much better all round Fran - the tones and colour are better. Funny, I've been doing the same with some of my old ones - processing skills do improve but so does the software.
Geoff

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wolfy
wolfy  1036 forum posts United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 - 9:30 AM

Yep, much better Wink I was thinking of doing this will my older stuff too, or revisiting every location again lol Tongue

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5168 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 10:34 AM

Definitely prefer this version Fran. The contrast between the wave and the defences works better and overall the image looks brighter and cleaner. The only downside is that some of the lightest foreground surf has blown out (perhaps its my rubbish work monitor)
Derek

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 10246 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 10:59 AM

Think this one is better overall Fran. I would agree, though that this version has lost some of the detail in the bottom R/H side foam area, so may be a combination of the two would be the ideal.
Smile

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AnnChown
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31 Jan 2013 - 11:33 AM

Definitely better - very well worked.
Ann

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Joline
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31 Jan 2013 - 12:17 PM

By the looks of the awards, this has gone down very well.
It is certainly much more "alive" than the previous, and the light makes it very, very beautiful.

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IanFlindt
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31 Jan 2013 - 12:53 PM

This version has terrific punch and impact, Fran - a distinct improvement on what was in any case a fine image.

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vickyf
vickyf e2 Member 8vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 2:55 PM

Agree with all the above comments. This version really has the wow factor and packs a punch.

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 5:10 PM

Yup much prefer this version Fran

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CathyI
CathyI e2 Member 9344 forum postsCathyI vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 5:34 PM

The water in the foreground works in both versions, but the waves are much brighter and better in this one, so I definitely prefer this one!

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MrsS
MrsS e2 Member 74527 forum postsMrsS vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 7:04 PM

WOW!!! Look what happens when you go to work!!! Grin

Loads of Thank-Yous - so here goes - - -

Ta, MrB & Val for the HC and GEA, Thanks also to Zoran, Wolfy & Tim for your UAs - - completely blown away by them all! Smile

Thanks also to everyone for their votes and comments - - appreciated, as always Smile

Cheers!
Fran x

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iancatch
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31 Jan 2013 - 7:15 PM

Yup this one is better definately

Ian

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Eviscera
Eviscera  71093 forum posts United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 10:19 PM

Thats a super flow of light and energy Fran !

Yep , take down one of the bosses erratics and hang this right in its place Smile

x

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Irishkate
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31 Jan 2013 - 11:48 PM

What a difference three years has made.
The light is so much more vibrant.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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MrsS
MrsS e2 Member 74527 forum postsMrsS vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 6:00 AM

Thanks you three - glad you like it Smile

Cheers!
Fran x

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pmorgan
pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 6:07 PM

Yep, this is the one! Smile

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MrsS
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2 Feb 2013 - 8:56 AM

Thanks Paul Smile

HUGE thanks to BREN too for your UA - great way to end the week Grin

Cheers!
Fran x

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2 Feb 2013 - 4:22 PM

Fantastically dramatic shot!

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rontear
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11 Feb 2013 - 7:31 PM

Tidal power Fran !!
Ron.

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shutter speed
20 Feb 2013 - 5:19 PM

Its so much cleaner looking and with that has a lot more impact.

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MrsS
MrsS e2 Member 74527 forum postsMrsS vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2013 - 10:26 AM

Thanks Guys Smile

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ringyneck
ringyneck  7293 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 4:05 PM


Quote: The light and colour behind the splashing wave is stunning.
ant.

Yep and I thought the original was awesome....

Keith

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19 Jun 2013 - 3:19 PM

This has so much impact I just hope you weren't too wet afterwards!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
Now I'm going to have a look for the other oneWink
Ryan

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adrian2208
adrian2208  10180 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 - 10:21 PM

wow top notch stuff Mrs S you should do some classesGrin

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MrsS
MrsS e2 Member 74527 forum postsMrsS vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2013 - 7:07 PM

Cheers! Appreciated Folks Smile

Still learning myself, Adrian! Grin

Fran x

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