Chuck Carstensen  

Cookie Sale by Chuck Carstensen

February 2021 - Cookie Sale

About the Image(s)

It is a grab shot with the iPhone 8. I was walking out of Walmart and thinking about what picture to do today. A flicker of the Girl Scout Cookie Sale happening stopped me cold. Grabbed the phone out of pocket turned and made two images half guessing at the composition. Probably 10 seconds elapsed time. No one seemed to notice except the one mom, maybe. Post processed in Luminar AI. I decided to leave it in color rather than convert to BW., Thought BW might take away from the interest. What do you think?

4 comments posted

Marianne Barnhardt   Marianne Barnhardt
Girl Scout cookies need to be color. So glad to see some real life going on in the world. Great capture, makes people happy to have some reality in their lives. Nice reality shot. Thanks for the happiness.   Posted: 02/07/2021 14:20:32

Albert Lee   Albert Lee
A great shot and perfect timing. You did right by not coverting it to B & W. The individuals around created a frame leading the viewer's focus on the main subjects. I just noticed that the photo was a little bit tilted but can easily be remedied.   Posted: 02/07/2021 16:03:53
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Brandon Montgomery   Brandon Montgomery
I like how this shot captures the moment that displays a good scene of everyday life. While black and white sounds intriguing, I'd say the color works more as the colors in this photo stand out more. Great photo!   Posted: 02/08/2021 07:38:39

Lou McLove   Lou McLove
Hi Chuck, I agree with the others that color is the way to go with this image. I think your image tells a nice story in general and particularity of the covid-19 phase we are in. I think you have done well with the composition, the people are not blocking each other which is tough to do when you have an un-posed crowd.   Posted: 02/13/2021 09:29:47


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