So the top one is mine, unaltered. The bottom one is Photoshopped - thanks, Mead. : ) The altered version is awesome, but I'm still partial to the original, even though it's cloudy. I think it suits my memory of the shot, because it was a misty, interesting beach day. And although people have said that she looks like she's going to be swallowed up, what I loved was her utter joy at running in and out of the ocean, and that lack of fear that is so wonderful (and inspiring) in children, although she's standing in front of these huge (in comparison to her, anyway) waves.
Maybe black and white - or things that approximate the look - is just becoming my aesthetic default. (these photos look a little weird as they appear on most monitors, it seems - almost horizontally framed...click on 'em to see them like I do. : ) )