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Challenge: Convenience/Grocery Store (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
Location: Ballarat, Vic. Australia
Date: Oct 27, 2012
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Oct 28, 2012

I took my small Canon G12 into the supermarket and took surreptitious shots as I did my shopping, most were blurry or missed their mark but I got a couple I could have used. However, after I took my groceries back to the car I swapped cameras, went back and returned the trolley, was going to grab a couple of shots before leaving. But a lady needed help getting her coin out of the trolley she'd returned and after helping her I left. After I crossed the roadway between the supermarket and the car park I stopped and took three shots of the doorway as it opened for entering customers. This was the middle shot, and the image presented is cropped edge to edge of the space between the doors.

Open in Picasa
Open in PSCS3
Duplicate layer
Duplicate layer again
Topaz Detail
Cut pixels away from all but child, trolley and fruit display
On first duplicate layer noise > dust and scratches
Clone tool remove a couple of minor white spots
On second duplicate layer
Select child's hair
Topaz adjust > clarity
Duplicate layer
Stroke border
Select feathered rectangle, sharpen
Image size
Select smaller feathered rectangle, sharpen
Image size
Select feathered rectangle, select inverse
Brightness/contrast > reduce brightness
Flatten, sfw.

Place: 10 out of 43
Avg (all users): 5.9250
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 5.8261
Avg (non-participants): 5.9485
Views since voting: 816
Views during voting: 246
Votes: 120
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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11/07/2012 10:24:42 PM
Congratulations on the top ten finish for this delightful image.
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11/05/2012 01:36:14 PM
Awesome moment captured. Congrats on your top ten.
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11/05/2012 11:10:43 AM
Nice find and fun capture! Congrats on the top 10. :)
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11/05/2012 10:14:10 AM
Cute shot. Glad this made the top ten.
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11/05/2012 02:21:58 AM
Well done Marion, congrats on the TT
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11/05/2012 01:30:25 AM
Congrats on 10th! Very nice - and the right choice out of your outtakes.
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11/05/2012 12:15:48 AM
Love the mama handle on the mini-cart. Well-caught and congrats on TT!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/04/2012 12:24:45 PM
Ah, Coles! I remember it well
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11/04/2012 11:04:03 AM
LOVE it! 9
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11/03/2012 05:07:18 PM
Wondered whether anyone would find a tyke with one of these little carts. Just wish she was either looking at you or caught on the profile and that she looked a little busier (ie had stuff in her cart, was pushing it). Voted earlier.
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11/01/2012 03:32:46 PM
champagne mangoes at 2 for $4.50? thats criminal.

The shot, its cute otherwise.
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10/31/2012 06:22:23 PM
Love the register tape in her hand. Nice take on the challenge.
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10/29/2012 04:00:17 PM
Well isnt this a good deal.
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