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To Jump or Not to Jump

To Jump or Not to Jump
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Copyright: Fred NEF (Freddie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1285 W: 104 N: 1157] (6359)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04
Categories: Daily Life, Food, Humorous, Architecture, Artwork, Event, Decisive Moment, Experimental, Macro, Mood
Camera: Canon PowerShot A640, WC-DC58N 0.7x
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Amazing Candies :) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-21 10:04
Viewed: 3249
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 69
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
To Jump or Not to Jump :)
These crackheads were planning to jump this very high perch right outside my balcony in Makati, near Rockwell, my home in the city. They ended up dead and splattered on the pavement from a sudden gust of wind as I opened the sliding doors. Maybe because of its calmness, strong, and steadfast traits, only BLUE remained... then I thought it was yummy :)

Model: Canon PowerShot A640
Exposure Time: 1/1002
F-Stop: f/4.0
Focal Length: 12565/1000 mm
Metering Mode: Pattern

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3
1. resize
2. add some vignette
3. sharpen focus
4. resize for TL

Quotes of the Day:
"My work is about making candy for the eyes." -David LaChapelle

"Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow." -Imogen Cunningham

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To kiwi_explorer: Hibeyza 2 10-12 16:29
To chocolate29: Thanks!Freddie 1 06-23 02:34
To SideLined: sweet tooth here!lisapw1 2 04-23 12:23
To Ananfoto: Thanks!Freddie 1 04-23 02:28
To Hendrika: Thanks!Freddie 1 04-22 21:38
To SideLined: Salamat! :)Freddie 1 04-21 10:36
To buffaloboy: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 04-21 10:24
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Hello Fredie, interesting shot, original title...

Very interesting photo!

good idea sharp and colorful , can we still eat this candy?

good job


I work for Mars and I instantly knew this was M&M's!

Very interesting and funny composition... It just HAS to go with the note!

Cheers, Freddie!

Huwag Tol' sayang :-). Nice concept. Well done.

Hello Freddie :)

Lol ! Very interesting scenario :) Lovely colours for 'black humor' ;)
It's sharp and yummy !!! TFS

great idea... funny shot! lol



I like you sense of humor!!! LOL! This photo is terrific (My favorite is the blue). Red looks like he's about to go..... ahhhhhhhhhhh!

Very brilliant colors, nice contrast, reflection on candy, and background.

tfs, Lisa

Heh. Cute. Nice job, well composed.

a presentation of an original idea. and it's humourous too. nice blurred BG of a cityscape.


Hi Fred,
Great view you have there ... would be stunning at night. Interesting theme and story ... just like the advertisement. Good contrast and shallow DOF to make your point od interest stand out. Well done! tfs

I'm snickering here! You have alot of "dark humor" and I like it! I have a porcelain doll that is cracked and I call her "crackhead" HAHA!. Too bad you lost the others, maybe they should lay off the sugar!
B-) B-)

Hi Freddie ^-^,

Yes well, now I see why you were thinking of me, eating the one remaining blue one and leaving nothing to give me!

Ah well then it is "only" candy for the eyes this time.

Thanks for the picture - none for the M&M's.


Hi Fred!

Fantastic idea, excellent realisation! Good composition with nice saturation and sharpness.


Hey Fred.. whats cooking ?..
Well done Fred,your picture is striking with its interesting colors.

John T

Hi Fred,
Wonderful-Both! image and words..
Nice idea and very well capture.


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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2008-04-24 10:06]

Hello Freddy
Don't buy these candies anymore, you'll loose money because they suffer of a mass-suicidal tendency!
Colourful and totally-new idea.
Take care.

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-04-25 6:01]

HI Freddie
The old saying you win some you loose some, so you lost 4 out of 5. At least you got one the blue my favorite color.
Well thought out shot with very sharp details.

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2008-04-28 0:43]

Hi Freddie

Creative and great story behind the picture. Love the idea and well composed.



HI Fred..this is a cute shot...very creative..nice job.


Hi Fred,
Love M&Ms, love this shot. Great composition, cute note!!
Sweet. :-)


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  • iso Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 981 W: 61 N: 169] (29412)
  • [2008-04-30 12:38]

Just genious ! I like it very much.

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  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2008-04-30 15:47]

hello Freddie,
funny and creative. I lie you when you are showing your fun side.Great composition.

Hello Fred. Creative creation with the colorful M&Ms lining up under the light and shadow. The blurry and yet distinct background adds perspective to the composition. I like it and very well done. Best regards. Jusni

Great idea! And well captured :-)
Nice work!

TFS Greetings Simone

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-05-13 5:46]

hehehe, excellent !

ps.Sorry, i've switched off the points

sayang nman kng tatapon lng. ganda pa nman ng kulay. hehe

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  • Arox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 11 N: 48] (847)
  • [2008-05-15 13:17]

Hi Fred

Very interesting POV:) I like this photograph a lot. Great deep of field and excelent sharpness. Great idea :)


As they said, Still life photography is not only about things that doesn't move but by the story line. Nice job bro. TFS

Very intriguing and colourful shot. The shape of the sweets and the direction of the light-source is pleasing to the eye.

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  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2008-05-27 14:48]

Neet stuff here Fred. I guess blue was the stronger of the group in the wind. But he still met his end.
Like the thought behind development of the image. Well composed my friend.

Thanks for the recent visit.


Hi Fred,

Original idea to lay the M&M's on the balcony.
I like the colours against the background. Nice composition!


The blue "crackhead" seems to have been the wisest one, I'd say. Another typical Freddie story, funny and sweet. The image makes one wonder and smile with the story continuing to broaden the smile. TFS! - Cordelia :))

Hai Fred,

Wah this original, I like the idea so creative, bright colour from the M&M, Blured BG, I can felt the the wind blowing...

Best regards

Keep on Kliking


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  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2008-06-26 15:28]

Hi Fred, an original and funny idea well realized! I like the detail of M&M against blurred bg and the contrast of colours.
ciao, Cinzia

What an original photo!
I love it! Really!!!
Excellent shot!

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  • prfry Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 60 N: 142] (727)
  • [2008-10-05 19:09]

Hi Freddie,
Beautiful and creative composition! The colours are so vibrant and your use of light is excellent. Perfect depth of field, the blurred city skyline adds a nice background. 5 stars for creativity!

Very original and funny.
The work done on the alignment and the foreground is excellent.
Very good construction, nice use of light and color.

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