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Sun Strike
Sun Strike

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Challenge: Sea (not land) (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 17.5-45mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Kalk Bay Harbour - Cape Town
Date: Jun 30, 2007
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/100s
Galleries: Water, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jun 29, 2007

Not anticipating much in the way of scores here...Yes I know the reflection is a "hot spot" - but that's part of the hypnotic effect I liked. The top dogs will take great pictures of slow exposure waves and majestic seas I'm sure... but this was a truly uplifting experience: to be up at sunrise on a winter's Saturday morning...so still, that it woke up all my senses!

Drawn yet again to Kalk Bay - Cape Town...I just never get tired of the place. This was taken at 8.13 am - winter sunrise. There were two other photographers at the harbour...perhaps they're DPC members??? It would be fascinating to see their images...taken much at the same time of the same location...

Place: 48 out of 121
Avg (all users): 6.0096
Avg (commenters): 6.3636
Avg (participants): 5.5128
Avg (non-participants): 6.1243
Views since voting: 537
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 208
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/09/2007 01:46:52 AM
Very nice....love the orange quality of the sun light, 7!
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07/08/2007 10:09:57 PM
i like this image a lot, but i would have possibly made the lighthouses and/or harbor entrance a bit larger subject in the photo, but of course not to take away from the ocean
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07/08/2007 03:59:04 PM
I like the little sparkle of the sun glare right at the foreground..nicely done. great image!
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07/08/2007 03:14:25 PM
Beautiful capture! This is a very serene image, and I love the colors. Not oversaturated like I would tend to do. :)
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07/07/2007 03:03:38 AM
Nice image. A little too much "white-out" maybe (overexposure)
07/06/2007 11:29:34 AM
With a tad less highlights here this could be a really good shot.
07/06/2007 09:06:43 AM
wow this is one of the few sunset+water photos in the category that I ACTUALLY like!
07/05/2007 10:03:56 PM
Too bright.
07/05/2007 07:28:37 PM
Very nice.
07/05/2007 12:08:51 PM
Nice picture, the sun seems a little too bright, but I get the idea.
07/05/2007 03:29:57 AM
I can see where you were going with this photo and I think it could have really turned out nice, but I don't really like how it looks now. 5.
07/04/2007 12:38:30 AM
A little bit blown out on the water. I would have liked a softer reflection - like a polarising filter...

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