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Copyright: Pamela DG (fotofreak) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 80 W: 145 N: 421] (1763)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-10
Categories: Experimental
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700, 35-280mm, @ ISO 200
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Auto-portrait, Triptyques & Polyptyque/Triptychs & Polyptychs, 60 points or more !, 70 points or more !, Favorites: Cloverstar - Fotofreak - The_3rd, • Wong Favourites • [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-11 8:15
Viewed: 7541
Favorites: 23 [view]
Points: 88
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Step One - Open wrappers.

Step Two - Chew, chew, chew, (two pieces) until your jaws ache, and can't chew anymore.

Step Three - Re-adjust tripod because the cat won't stop rubbing up against it.

Step Four - Take a break. Jaw hurts too much.

Step Five - Take a deep breath, and blow, blow, blow.

Step Six - Oops! Too much. Pick off burst bubble from face and hair.

**Post Pro**
- took about 100 shots, with camera set to Continuous Mode
- white background was the washing machine!
- flourescent lighting
- chose the three shots, and cropped them to a square
- cloned out a few stray hairs
- Diffuse glow (cant remember the numbers...sorry)
- Luko's sharpening method
- resized and saved for web

BradP, CVTJan, anneliesje, deekay, alagoa, Werewolf, adam, Dingo, albreca, fooeleen, laine, Janice, GabesterTL, Pamela, Tom, dmoniotte, DAM, lemon_logix, rghattam, smoothdude, Grover, timleahy, GreenBaron, webbbill, tomek_wap, radekal, fuaty has marked this note useful
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  • BradP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 58 W: 53 N: 111] (1973)
  • [2005-01-11 8:23]

Oh this is priceless!
Great compositions and choice of sweater color to match the gum.
Beautiful eyes BTW!

That's a really good idea to take than kind of contineous photo and then make a good selection of the best ones.
The 3 photos are really good: light, colors, expression of the model.
Everything is good here.

Hi Pamela, so aren't parents annoyed by their children doing this ? and now there is I believe first ever step by step introduction ;-) Very creative and very good produced and thought out.... !!! Yours, Jan

Funny and pretty pictures! This was an excellent idea. Nice work, thanks for sharing with us!

Funny shot! Very nicely done.

It is a really creative composition. Especially colors on black background emphasizes the photos.

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  • Neige Gold Star Critiquer [C: 610 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-01-11 9:17]

Very good Pamela. Lively shots, superb colors.. apple gummi.

beautiful shots! and idea...tfs!

superb tones and softness. you also have a beautiful smile and beautiful eyes. i particularly like the framing, with the 3 squares and the thick border.
Funny, simple and soft :) More!

Very funny!! Both the photo and the note :)
The colors are great, you chose them well, all the three pics are amazing. Congrats for the idea too!

Great shots, great series, great colours. Even the smiley will be set to the colour to fit :)

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  • zto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 911 W: 122 N: 48] (254)
  • [2005-01-11 10:23]

haha This is lovely, joyfull, happy, playfull great a You did great job Pamela.

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  • manny Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 525 W: 24 N: 1485] (11941)
  • [2005-01-11 10:36]

Beautiful. Nice colors and well-conceived idea. JUST PERFECT!

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  • bfly Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 37 N: 169] (1546)
  • [2005-01-11 11:00]

Pamela :)
first of all you look very beautiful..
second the chewing gum looks awfully big :) no wonder why you had aching jaws :)
funny note and very warm and lively compo..
thanks :)

100 shot for this montage?! You are perseverent! Very good! Green composition & humoristic!

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2005-01-11 15:04]

I really love the colours - and the way they match - in these shots, though I'd prefer them a tiny bit larger, Pamela. Funny idea and well executed. TFS.

Hey Mike, did you see these lashes ?

Hi Pamela, a great and funny picture. And this funny howto-note.
even the colors of the pullover and the chewing gum fit together really great work
bye alex

Wow, this is great...the colours, arrangement, idea and framing.
Well done Pamela

Good series, and very daring with all that black framing. But it works surprisingly well - probably because of the bright colours and the close cropping you employed. Thanks for Luko's sharpening method. I'll try it out and see how it works.

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  • tty007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 64 N: 185] (2599)
  • [2005-01-12 21:55]

Very friendly photo. I love it, very simple, nicely framed. You look so refreshed and happy.

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  • laine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 355 W: 37 N: 107] (885)
  • [2005-01-13 2:17]

Very fun picture, your smile, the gum, shining eyes... it all has some ease..
Very good series of photos, as well as note - fun and useful! (Good use of washing machine! :))

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  • KUAN Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 27] (574)
  • [2005-01-14 5:41]

hahaha very funny
I like colours and your idea ;)

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  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2005-01-16 5:22]

Excellent !
The colours, the sharpness, the frame, the cartoon and the fun, really great, Pamela !

great idea...i hope you did not chew til your face ache for 100 shots...i love what you did here!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2005-01-19 21:14]

Ex'lent action shots Pamela. Pretty girl too. Well done.

A funny action sequence. The pictures look great and the colors really stand out. Thanks for sharing this sharpening method. It produced the right amount of sharp versus softness. My only nitpick is the size of the black frame. I can see how this could work on an all black desktop bacground but it feels here like there is too much empty space on the top and bottom of the image. It's just a question of taste, your photos are excellent.

This is masterful, and now seeing your face for the third, fourth, and fifth time, I can't help but say that you are beautiful and very attractive lady.

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  • Pamela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 394 W: 46 N: 24] (1294)
  • [2005-01-21 15:44]

Happy and nice group of shots. I like it so much. The model (you) looks having fun. That makes teh picture been so funny.

Good share.


not just cooooooooooooooooool but VERY COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL! love how you have your sweater and the gum the same color. COOL coment too. :)

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  • xav Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 54 W: 26 N: 7] (308)
  • [2005-02-04 21:24]

Great composition tryptique. I like the idea. Wonderful colors. green for your pull, your eyes and your chewingum. Very harmonious colors. Good work Pamela.

This is a work par excellence!

Lighting, colors, sharpness, action, not mentioning the beautiful model.

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  • Tom Silver Star Critiquer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 3] (160)
  • [2005-02-23 3:54]

This photography is very nice. Clean, with nice colors, a pretty and smiling girl. I like very much this omnipresent green on the photo, in the chewing gum, the pullover, and the eyes of the model. A very nice work, congratulations !

j'adore le dynamisme qui degage de la photo grace a la bulle et au joli vert du chewing gum et du pull!
egalement un très joli regard de la fille!

Gorgeous photos. What fun!

Gorgeous! - the character in those eyes! The match up of the greens! Love it! Well done!

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  • BAKO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 71 W: 11 N: 8] (748)
  • [2005-05-31 10:57]

Ohh everythin' great here :)


I'm loving TL... I always cross great photos!

You're very beautiful even with that gumm splashed in your face ahahaha

Great colours, the difuse worked really good.


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  • toni Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 32] (793)
  • [2005-07-07 6:48]

Hi Pamela
Une très belle galerie.
Et ici un excellent travail, joli rappel du vert entre les elements.
Very nice shot

hahah..humourous note, Tinka is so playful but so nice huh. seems like she is always around you or Diana. Nice collection /series of shots, good colors and DOF.

Cool idea and well executed Pamela. Funny note too thanks for the laugh. I really like the montages that you come up with, very original. Great work. TFS.


Very amusing and well done photo, congrats on this one it's very well done.


excellent presentation the border are superb. the color & lighting are well balance.

great work.
special thanks for the notes

Hahaha, funny! well explain notes it does help to understand how the gum burst. Nice action capture and color blends with her clothes. Thanks for sharing.

Good day,


This brought a smile to my face, and I was chewing gum at the time! Very nice collection of shots showing the process involved in bubble gum. I like the autumn colours also, very appropriate!


Seldom do we see a truly original idea such as this. Just superb!

wow.... Pamela,
very nice and great shot ! great compo, great lighting, great colours and great great.....
love to see how u ply with lighting here, (its a bit OE in her shoulder) and how u direct the model pose and expression. basicly she's a very cute and beauty model so u can so easy to shot her.
focus and detail very nice and good compo on framing too, nice presentation.

"Once you pop, you can't stop" ;-)

Nice and funny shot.
Great green bubble gum colours, matching her jumper.

Good framing.

:) later

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  • hiface (446)
  • [2008-09-04 4:40]

i think i feel good!!!!

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  • fuaty Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 328 W: 382 N: 62] (529)
  • [2010-02-20 16:43]

Very good guide and good colours and good presentation.

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