Jide Alakija

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Little trivia and to test your attention to detail what are the two parties in this shot doing? Also what do I call this shot? I haven't an clue what to title it, help.

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  • Dammie BerryMoore
  • 15 Feb 2006, 01:48
Welll.....one is counting money, and the other is sniffing something.....
  • tetsu
  • 15 Feb 2006, 03:44
Wonderful composition!
I like this. smile
  • Suby
  • 15 Feb 2006, 03:46
Making a call and counting money?

Shot is okayish but does not get me hot under the collar.

Where was you AF? Was it around the 3rd guy in the picture?

Wow! I hope you didn't shoot this while driving (i'm not quite sure which side of the road you guys drive on over there, hee hee). Anyway, very interesting concept although I would have loved a more shallow DOF to further blur out the distracting background such as the patch of busy textures on the left of the image.
  • Ade
  • 15 Feb 2006, 07:08
Title: Trading reflection or Here comes the hawker.
Good shot. Would have been nice to see the mens expressions, except that was intentional.
Suby: I can't really remember but I think by the time I had composed the shot the car had moved and I lost my focus, I was using a 70-200 f/4 L, and I had to do things really quickly.

Denosha: No I was not driving but on the myshot "Why?" on the 14th Dec 2005, I was and I nearly hit someone doing that. I'll never do it again.

Ade: Thanks, but they aren't hawkers. Not sure about that one.
Very atmospheric

'Reflections on a foreign land'?
  • T A
  • 15 Feb 2006, 10:29
objects in the rear view mirror... (just kidding) sehr lebendig, das Foto ruft Erinnerungen aus dem letzten Sommer hervor. Es fuehrt mich direkt auf die Strassen von Lagos zurueck - wo man alles moegliche kaufen kann- sehr schoen, weiter so ;-)
  • T A
  • 15 Feb 2006, 10:31
2 parties? I can see at least 4. Anyway, seems the guy in front is counting cash - guess he just 'sold' something, which makes him a hawker, streetvendor, mobile salesman... the one at the back is lighting a cigarette???
  • sinem
  • 15 Feb 2006, 12:35
for the title, how about 'men in the mirror'?
Sinem, that's a good one but one of the individuals is not a man. "People in the mirror" perhaps?
  • Ayo
  • 15 Feb 2006, 13:51
Younger chap is selling something paradoxically called "pure water", the older chap is lighting up a cigarette or drinking. If its the former call the image "Ban?! What ban?!"
  • T A
  • 15 Feb 2006, 14:05
ooooops. Now that you pointed it out, I realize the person in front is actually female!!! interesting
Ayo: Got the first one right....but no the other one is not lighting up a cigarette!.....try again.
  • Dammie BerryMoore
  • 15 Feb 2006, 14:33
HUSTLING?..........HUSTLERS?!..... :/
  • Ayo
  • 15 Feb 2006, 15:16
Changing the battery on his mobile?? A long shot, i know.
  • Ayo
  • 15 Feb 2006, 15:21
Changing the battery on his mobile?? A long shot, i know.
Ayo....nice try again....close but no.
  • Sele
  • 15 Feb 2006, 16:47
Will someone (Jide) put me out of my misery! I need to know!!!
  • tinkerbell
  • 15 Feb 2006, 17:24
okay, the guy in front is obviously budding enterpreneur with primary concerns in packaged water. The one behind him may be smoking, making a phone call or even drinking the pure water he just bought. Regardless of what they are both doing or not doing, they capture the essence of what is truly 'Lagos' about the city.
tinkerbell: You are the closest so far but I need specific answers.
  • lola
  • 15 Feb 2006, 17:57
the "pure water seller" and the brother without paper to write on is using his right palm instead.
Jeopardy!!!! We have a winner.

I honestly thought that you'd all get this one straight away. Now what's a good title for this image?
  • Sele
  • 15 Feb 2006, 18:42
Hard Knock Life!?
  • Lisa
  • 9 Mar 2006, 03:18
Rear View.

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