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Challenge: Signature Style (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Keurboomstrand, Western Cape, South Africa
Date: Jan 8, 2010
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 93 seconds
Galleries: Water, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jan 8, 2010

Seascapes are definitely what I do most, especially when it comes to DPC. Long exposures are even more Philip signature. I doubt whether anybody would know that it's me, but misty sea water around rocks at sunset, as cliche as it may be, is what I do most.

When it comes to processing, I have lately been doing the whole multiple exposure blending thing, but for a super long exposure, I just had to go back to good ol' grad filter and my faithful 9 stop ND filter. I know the processing is quite extreme, but I wanted the white of the misty water to have a lot of punch.

I expect this challenge to have some killer waterdrop/bugs/flowers/children, but I hope the voters like this :)


Thanks to all the kind voters! I am also flattered by all of the commenters guessing me to be some wonderful photographers. Being mistaken for a dpc heavyweight was one of my goals. I think it's safe to cross that one out now :)

Place: 5 out of 193
Avg (all users): 7.0225
Avg (commenters): 8.6000
Avg (participants): 7.0714
Avg (non-participants): 6.9928
Views since voting: 2167
Views during voting: 441
Votes: 222
Comments: 27
Favorites: 5 (view)

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01/24/2010 09:05:45 PM
Congrats on the HM. Nice combo of rugged coast and softness of water.
01/22/2010 07:16:58 AM
Hey Philip,

I have a D90, but the shutter speed supported is 30 to 1/4000 sec.
How did you manage 93 seconds snap?
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01/21/2010 04:17:51 AM
Hey Philip. I had to smile when I saw the shot and even more so reading the peoples guessing down below. So many people knowing you by now is a testimony to your work. Great shot. Did not vote or comment on this challenge but did see it during voting and it was a no brainer. Keep it up!
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01/20/2010 03:31:07 PM
I, of all people should have known. I love the Cape and the ocean. This is terrific as always and the DPC's know your work. Great stuff.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/19/2010 09:13:26 PM
I'm guessing that this is darnok or tez. I can't decide
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01/19/2010 04:40:15 AM
Now this looks very familiar! Too lazy to go find out who I think this might belong to - I'll just assume you already have too many ribbons and give this a 1. ...cuz that's *MY* signature style. :P

LOL - I'm just razzin! I could tell you got all riled up and were about to post a complaint in the forums about this troll. ;-) Ok, enough goofin around - this is obviously stunning and spectacular. So, a stuntacular 9 from me.
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01/18/2010 02:38:04 PM
Philip? Wow!
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01/18/2010 09:51:17 AM
A wonderful long exposure landscape, with deep DOF good use of leading lines. Colours are wonderful too.

Signature Style Guess: ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' prperold
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01/16/2010 08:48:29 PM
Great photo
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01/16/2010 04:28:22 PM
ok, time to guess...' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' jdannels, wonderful shot...excellent processing really does have a "dreamy" feel
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01/16/2010 04:15:43 AM
Long exposure, rugged coast narrows this down. It's likely the excellent landscape/seascape of ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' jdannels. Great work!
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01/15/2010 09:55:59 PM
Working on guessing. JDannels.
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01/15/2010 09:24:04 AM
Lovely image in many ways. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' prperold?
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01/14/2010 09:43:51 PM
Perfect title. great landscape.
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01/14/2010 07:30:46 PM
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01/14/2010 02:15:38 PM
This should be ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' prperold.

Great exposure as usual.
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01/14/2010 06:40:05 AM
This is awesome image and the quality make me guess the guy behind the camera is ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' orvaratli. Outstanding in every way.
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01/14/2010 04:17:38 AM
I guess it's by either ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' prperold or ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' darnok. Beautiful place & very well taken shot!
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01/13/2010 10:58:07 PM
Dreamy it is,very cool
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01/13/2010 10:19:54 PM
looks like ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' prperold's neck of the woods. Nicely processed.

Message edited by author 2010-01-20 00:13:22.
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01/13/2010 07:02:33 PM
what a great image, i would say this is from' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' william88but i may be wrong
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01/13/2010 04:58:48 PM
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01/13/2010 02:17:39 PM
If I'm guessing -- 84% into the voting -- this is the blue ribbon winner! With photos like this setting the bar -- its no wonder I rarely think mine are good enough to enter :) Congratulations on an off-the-chart 10 in every aspect: technical, composition, and beautiful and interesting artistry.
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01/13/2010 11:31:01 AM
Perfectly captured to my eye. Lovely.
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01/13/2010 10:54:56 AM
Great effect on the water... marking as fav
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01/13/2010 09:32:44 AM
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01/13/2010 01:30:44 AM
stunning...should be in top 10, maybe top 3 ... 9
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