Views 619 Unique 321
Vote 137
Award Shortlist   

Spla-Doosh Revisited

By MrsS    
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.


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

Fran x

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

Tags: Light Waves Sunrise Splash Happisburgh Sea defences Landscape and travel

Voters: zapar40, Maddie, IgorKo and 134 more


zapar40 9 66 5 Wales
30 Jan 2013 5:26PM
the light and colour behind the splashing wave is stunning.

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

jdinne 16 16 England
30 Jan 2013 5:29PM
100% agree with Ant, looks great.

kel55 7 8 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 5:30PM
This version works best for me , bit more detail in wood
KathyW 16 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
30 Jan 2013 5:31PM
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
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
30 Jan 2013 5:34PM
Definitely this one for me, Fran, much prefer the light, fantastic. Wonder if it'll top the 211 record? Carol
LesF 13 182 9
30 Jan 2013 5:45PM
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.

jeanie Plus
15 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 5:47PM
Ahhh now I see what you mean! Smile
fazzer 10 54 7 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 6:03PM
Excellent,love it
JohnoP 14 2
30 Jan 2013 6:26PM
Love it! John Smile
wow love it. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin
30 Jan 2013 6:29PM
Brilliant photograrphy....Why not put the first image as a version.........Regards .... John
Fefe Plus
8 33 31 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 6:31PM
This one! after many flicks to and throGrin
30 Jan 2013 6:35PM
Much better now - the light and warmth jumps off the screen now
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
30 Jan 2013 6:37PM
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
Shane136 16 63 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 7:31PM
Top shot..

richmowil Plus
10 370 2 England
30 Jan 2013 7:37PM
Cracking Image!!
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
10 112 38 Wales
30 Jan 2013 8:14PM
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.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
30 Jan 2013 8:15PM
Thanks Gents - - glad you like it Smile

Fran x
ColouredImages 15 47 35 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 8:22PM
Deffo this one Fran, the light gives it even more impact than your original
Sue_R 13 11 6 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 8:37PM

Sue Smile
d3looo 11 16 1 Slovakia
30 Jan 2013 8:55PM
Prefer this one Wink Great shot!!!
30 Jan 2013 9:07PM
Yes, much better.
Niknut Plus
9 2.4k 80 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 9:15PM
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 !!!!!!
chris-p Plus
14 72 England
30 Jan 2013 9:48PM
Fine job and better too... a piece of history as they aint there no more Sad
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
30 Jan 2013 9:54PM
Appreciate your input, Folks - - Thanks Smile

Fran x
dpenman 7 1 United States
31 Jan 2013 4:20AM
Sweet. Sweet Capture.
geffers7 Plus
9 52 1 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 8:29AM
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.
wolfy 15 36 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 9:30AM
Yep, much better Wink I was thinking of doing this will my older stuff too, or revisiting every location again lol Tongue
derekhansen 11 210 24 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 10:34AM
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)
martinl 16 269 2 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 10:59AM
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.
AnnChown Plus
9 207 1 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 11:33AM
Definitely better - very well worked.
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
31 Jan 2013 12:17PM
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.
IanFlindt 15 740 21 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 12:53PM
This version has terrific punch and impact, Fran - a distinct improvement on what was in any case a fine image.
vickyf 14 8 8 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 2:55PM
Agree with all the above comments. This version really has the wow factor and packs a punch.
marktc Plus
9 101 15 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 5:10PM
Yup much prefer this version Fran
CathyI 15 344 3 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 5:34PM
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!
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
31 Jan 2013 7:04PM
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

Fran x
iancatch 12 4 45 England
31 Jan 2013 7:15PM
Yup this one is better definately

Eviscera 13 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 10:19PM
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

Irishkate Plus
9 41 115 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 11:48PM
What a difference three years has made.
The light is so much more vibrant.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
1 Feb 2013 6:00AM
Thanks you three - glad you like it Smile

Fran x
pmorgan 13 217 13 England
1 Feb 2013 6:07PM
Yep, this is the one! Smile
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
2 Feb 2013 8:56AM
Thanks Paul Smile

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

Fran x
Fantastically dramatic shot!
rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
11 Feb 2013 7:31PM
Tidal power Fran !!
shutter speed 15 369 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 5:19PM
Its so much cleaner looking and with that has a lot more impact.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
21 Feb 2013 10:26AM
Thanks Guys Smile
ringyneck 12 315 18 United Kingdom
18 May 2013 4:05PM

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

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

BIGRY1 7 3 8 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 3:19PM
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
adrian2208 15 291 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 10:21PM
wow top notch stuff Mrs S you should do some classesGrin
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
7 Nov 2013 7:07PM
Cheers! Appreciated Folks Smile

Still learning myself, Adrian! Grin

Fran x

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.