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Challenge: Never Seen on DPC II (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Lens: Canon 12x IS USM (S3 IS built-in Lens) -- 36-432mm (35mm EQ)
Location: Berkeley, California, USA
Date: May 28, 2011
Aperture: 8.00
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/159
Galleries: Humorous, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2011

Thought this was a funny sign and possibly a unique store, so I stopped and took a few shots from both sides and the front while on my way to somewhere else.

I liked both signs, so I decided to see if I could set two shots opposite each other in a mirror-image placement. The position of the sandwich sign and the far sidewalk worked out to make the area resemble a small plaza.

Cut away some areas, and duplicated and skewed part of the sign to put on the other side, which was black; some minor cloning on the sidewalk above the sign. Slight disrtion of final composite to try and straighten up verticals a bit.

Also used various RGB and Blue Curves, some through masks.

-Handheld, manual mode
-FL: 64.8mm (35mmf EQ)
-USM at 8%/48 dia/TH = 0
-USM at 88%/0.8 dia/TH = 5
-Add black border
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 7/10 = 262KB

[Jun. 4th, 2011 09:31:44 PM]

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Place: 41 out of 80
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Views since voting: 1347
Views during voting: 393
Votes: 149
Comments: 9
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09/01/2013 11:41:12 AM
Love this!!
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11/10/2012 01:54:50 PM
i think this is excellent
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06/10/2011 07:14:28 AM
I thought it was great! Gave you a 7. I'm surprised to see the signs were real though, I would have sworn they were made up.
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06/10/2011 04:12:54 AM
Fantastic PP'ing on this, looks completely real.
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06/10/2011 02:17:05 AM
What a fun scene. Oops, this comment has been taken. You put a smile on my face.
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06/10/2011 01:40:31 AM
Hey that's very nice. Did me a spit-take, I did :-)
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06/06/2011 02:26:49 PM
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06/05/2011 05:24:50 PM
What a fun shot!
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06/04/2011 09:17:29 AM
love this - such a quirky spot
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