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Challenge: Signature Style (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: Jesolo, Italy
Date: Jan 10, 2010
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Jan 10, 2010

Thanks everybody, the guy that gave me a "1" too :) It was quite funny to be confused with Coley, I like very much his works.

Place: 1 out of 193
Avg (all users): 7.2756
Avg (commenters): 8.4419
Avg (participants): 7.3704
Avg (non-participants): 7.2222
Views since voting: 6850
Views during voting: 473
Votes: 225
Comments: 72
Favorites: 20 (view)

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11/23/2011 04:43:13 PM
Very evocative. I can't help thinking of Dylan Dog, but that's probably my very personal cultural filter.
01/24/2010 09:02:07 PM
Very nice! Congrats on the blue.
01/24/2010 02:45:09 AM
Molto bello. Felicitazioni. :)
01/23/2010 02:07:55 PM
Instant fav!! Congratulations.
01/22/2010 11:34:36 PM
wow this is so good.

definatly "10" material :)
01/22/2010 03:10:43 PM
[quote=KarenNfld] I'm guessing that this is by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' tate. [/quote.]
thanks for the shout-out on a great image =]
01/21/2010 10:53:38 PM
Wonderful image! Will you be making this available as a print?
01/21/2010 11:42:49 AM
Thanks Coley, it's a proud to be confused with you :) Paolo

Originally posted by Coley:

I would like to thank everyone for voting for me on this shot ... wait a minute this is not my shot :D

Congrats on an awesome image. As soon as I saw it I wished I had taken it .
I am glad this took first place. Well deserved
01/21/2010 01:32:43 AM
01/20/2010 11:48:48 PM
Beautiful. Great use of high contrast and centered composition.
01/20/2010 06:42:56 PM
I would like to thank everyone for voting for me on this shot ... wait a minute this is not my shot :D

Congrats on an awesome image. As soon as I saw it I wished I had taken it .
I am glad this took first place. Well deserved
01/20/2010 04:15:34 PM
Excellent work - and a well deserved ribbon.
01/20/2010 01:30:39 PM
I don't usually give bluebirds to top 10s, but this was just too wonderful to pass up. It feels kind of silly to give my award to someone whose profile is as incredible as yours -- but what the heck!

You've just been awarded a bluebird!

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link to the posthumous thread
01/20/2010 01:09:16 PM
Oh, I should of thought of that. My first thought was Coley as well, but it just didn't seem his style at all.
01/20/2010 12:53:23 PM
wonderful, well deserved!
01/20/2010 08:56:12 AM
Right Hopper :)
Anyway, if you have a look to my gallery you could note that my style is similar to Coley, but not the same. I use a big suitcase and no tree :)
Originally posted by hopper:

well done, you stole my idea :)

Originally posted by hopper:

copy someone who is popular ... no one will know till after the challenge is over

i'll be gettin' me a top hat, black umbrella, and finding a big tree :)
01/20/2010 08:35:39 AM
Wow, amazing shot,congrats on the well deserved Blue!
01/20/2010 08:31:23 AM
well done, you stole my idea :)

Originally posted by hopper:

copy someone who is popular ... no one will know till after the challenge is over

i'll be gettin' me a top hat, black umbrella, and finding a big tree :)
01/20/2010 07:17:44 AM
Congrats on the Blue! I like everything about this image! Superb!
01/20/2010 05:54:48 AM
Great photo!! Bravo!
01/20/2010 05:17:35 AM
during the votes, i have predicted this as a Blu Ribbon, I'm very happy to have guessed!!

this is a shot that i like very very much, compliments!
01/20/2010 04:30:08 AM
Congrats! Quite a feat ribboning in such incredible competition!
01/20/2010 03:37:35 AM
Big congratulations! Me too confused with Coley. I really like the way you have made it interesting by breaking the rules of composition!
01/20/2010 02:33:23 AM
Stunning, fascinating. Love it! Many congrats on the blue.
01/20/2010 12:15:35 AM
Very creative and intriguing... and well deserved blue! Congratulations!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/19/2010 11:09:03 PM
ok my first guess (' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Coley) was wrong (I should spend more time at DPC), but now thanks to 1x I know EXACTLY who you are, Mr. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Windtale :)
01/19/2010 09:12:54 PM
I'm guessing Coley
01/19/2010 06:24:43 PM
Love it. Coley?
01/19/2010 11:00:00 AM
Wonderful "story telling" capture....The rest of the story...??
01/19/2010 05:33:47 AM
That bag is too big for carry on, sir. :P
01/18/2010 05:11:52 PM
I would even eat my hat - or yours - if this is not you, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Windtale. Wonderful image. 10.
01/18/2010 04:42:32 PM
Could this be the last we see of the Umbrella Man??...this is ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Coley
01/18/2010 02:17:10 PM
Surely not!
01/18/2010 11:39:41 AM
Hum, all the makings of a Coley shot, even the U-man is in the photo...
Yet the glow is not a habit from him...
Great atmosphere and contrast.
01/18/2010 08:00:15 AM
Great image. Composition and contrast excellent... and the subject is intriguing. Another example of the wonderful quality of images in this challenge. Well done.

Signature Style Guess: ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Coley
01/17/2010 09:41:05 AM
ok now I know you're not Coley...still a great shot
01/16/2010 11:46:37 PM
I love this photo, particularly the symmetry. b/w is excellent.
01/16/2010 05:12:28 PM
Must be Coley! Truly wonderful!

whoa! not a Coley! (saw it on 1x)

Still truly wonderful, though!
01/16/2010 04:30:50 PM
ok, this is the one that I think is ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Coley but I think this could also be ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Windtale....hmmmm I'm going to go with Windtale
01/16/2010 02:30:28 PM
Umbrella man ribbons again?!?!? Great shot.
01/16/2010 03:51:22 AM
I'm attracted to men with bowlers and umbrellas. The suitcase is a bonus. :)
01/15/2010 11:05:40 PM
Intensely creative. Love it.
01/15/2010 10:57:31 PM
style or motif? both, I guess. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' metatate
01/15/2010 08:00:40 PM
Ah, the Umbrella Man is back - although that appendage probably won't do him much good if he continues forward and steps into the sea. I like this as it is completely surreal ala the style of Magritte. The soft textures of the waves belie the wide expanse of lonely ocean. He gives pause to consider his Journey - and ours. Outstanding!
01/15/2010 01:45:24 PM
If this is not Coley, someone has done a great job of representing him! Its a beauty!

Looks like you are not Coley after-all! I have few names in my mind, will have to come back again to this one
01/15/2010 11:36:07 AM
Don't take offense, this is so Coley, but alas it can't be because I spoted him. I'm curious.
Fantastic photo.
Added to favorites.
01/15/2010 10:46:40 AM
well, it has a story! my fav.
01/14/2010 02:10:30 PM
I did see this on 1X so perhaps so I know this is yours ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' windtale. It is an incredibly beautiful image, I like it a lot. I would certainly not have guessed you if I had seen it earlier.
01/14/2010 01:36:53 PM
Now could this be Coley and his ever lasting love relationship with the black umbrella. If not, great impersonation. I love the style.
01/14/2010 12:58:22 PM
Looks like Coley. Nice capture! 7
01/14/2010 12:18:36 PM
So surreal! Awesome shot and perfect choice of B&W. Creativity at it's finest.
01/14/2010 09:13:41 AM
01/14/2010 01:52:31 AM
I'll go out on a limb and say this is Coley, purely from the subject matter. I like. Good silhouette, nice drama, good DOF, 8 from me.
01/14/2010 01:36:08 AM
Amazing image, I really like this.

I think what would make it stronger is to develop the story of the character a bit more. Okay, he's at the end of the bridge. Is he just staring into the water, admiring the scenery? Or is he distraught and thinking of jumping in? Maybe making me wonder is your intention, but I feel it would be great to give some more clues. Like, what if suitcase and umbrella were dropped along the path, and the coat stripped off and discarded?

Meh, what am I saying, this is a better shot than I could make. :)
01/13/2010 11:03:44 PM
Coley ??
01/13/2010 08:55:20 PM
Oh NO, is this the last brolly man shot?? Say it ain't so!!
01/13/2010 08:29:21 PM
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Coley, I think. Just based on the umbrella and man surreal scene. Great job on this one. I like it very much!
01/13/2010 07:47:37 PM
Hmmm...posted on 1x at the same time. So much for anonymity.
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01/13/2010 03:17:30 PM
A final escap. Love the contrast here. Maybe Coley? If, not still a grand signature here. Good Luck.
01/13/2010 02:22:35 PM
Wow! This holds off-the-chart appeal to me! I just love every single thing about it.
01/13/2010 02:03:08 PM
I'm guessing that this is by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' tate.
01/13/2010 01:31:28 PM
FABULOUS!!!Coley? um... someone used him as a model. Whoever did it, it's excellent.
01/13/2010 01:28:25 PM
I would guess this is ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Windtale !?

Excellent image.
01/13/2010 01:12:43 PM
I now know this to be a ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Windtale - this is very strong work!
01/13/2010 01:07:01 PM
Hi ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Coley ! One day I will like to meet his person & take that umbrella with me :) Nice to see breaking all the rules with excellent composition!
01/13/2010 12:12:27 PM
Oh, Mr. Coley, tell me it's not true! Can this POSSIBLY be the end of Umbrella man?
01/13/2010 11:52:16 AM
Great image- top 10
01/13/2010 11:40:34 AM
sophisticated image, nicely done...
01/13/2010 11:28:36 AM
Wow, this shot just jumped out at me. I love it, here is hoping for a top 3 finish for you.
01/13/2010 11:16:16 AM
very nice
01/13/2010 10:27:44 AM
awesome shot! for me a Blue! i like everything here, also that we do not see but we can image seeing your photograph... beautiful!
01/13/2010 09:39:44 AM
I'd guess Coley, but I already did. So this is someone using Coley as a model!

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