Jide Alakija

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Catch me if you can

Theme of the Week: Best of the Olympians

Shot 2: Catch me if you can

Thanks everybody that came to my site yesterday, I had over 430 visitors, never have that many in one day before. I'll try my best to make sure that I can keep you coming back everyday.

For something a bit different from the norm and me being adventurous. Some of you might say this is an over processed image, but you can't make your mark without breaking the mold and doing something very different. In this case I've tried to emphasise Number 30's movement with a motion blur and some dodging in Photoshop. I'm very interested to hear what you have to say about it.

Again this was a game between the London Olympians (Maroon) and the PA knights at home.

comments (20)

  • Suby
  • 28 Feb 2006, 00:17
...Okay shot, does not wow me like "On the ball".

Love the colours though.

Jide Alakija: You can't win them all can you! Thanks for the comment though.
  • Suby
  • 28 Feb 2006, 00:29
...oookay shot. Does not wow me like "On the ball"....

Tena koe ehoa
The effect of the blur is very good in doing what was intended, emphasising #30 movements, in fact it does it really well! But the continuity of the background suffers as a result and is a little overdone/dramatised, I think. Creatively it's an outstanding image.
Jide Alakija: Hmmm. You may have a point about the background I focused on the foreground a bit too much. Thanks.
Woah... motion blur. I quite like it, but I think you could further improve with a bit more photoshop work. It's approximating the blur of a real pan shot, but not 100% there yet.
Another good action shot. Great feeling of motion!
Works fine with me.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Sidney, I wasn't too sure anyone would like it, given my past record with adventures.
  • Asiko
  • 28 Feb 2006, 06:41
this is interesting Jide. its nearly like the panning technique. ur PS skills are very good. good action shot.
I think there is a great image in there. Its good as it stands but I think a little cropping to lose the people stood on the touch line would make the image less 'busy'
Maybe a 1 * 1 square? But hey its still better than I'd have taken smile
Jide Alakija: Thanks Fantom Poet, you have a point about the cropping, however I think I wanted to show them as spectators of the drama unfolding.
  • Tosin
  • 28 Feb 2006, 09:19
When i see this shot is make me think: Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh!

Nice one again i like to colours!!!

Well done baby! I love you!
Jide Alakija: I love you too.
  • Suby
  • 28 Feb 2006, 10:07
Tosin, hey stop all the lovey dub stuff and high tail it to my blog. Your man has almost stolen my woman, so prepare to be amazed with my pics. smile

Jide, I guess you where once her favourite photoghrapher, now "I am the man".
Jide Alakija: LOL. That is only but a dream, it will never happen.
  • Micki
  • 28 Feb 2006, 11:37
I like the blur, and I really like the colors. They may be a little unreal, but they work for me. I think you did great work on this one.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Micki.
GREAT one, Jide. Your post processing works very well. I like it.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Hendra, trying out new things here and there.
Oh yeah! (said in Ferris Bueller 80's fashion)
Love the colours ooh glee.
Yes movement and panning. Very nice.

...Should i curtsey now?
Jide Alakija: You flatter me. Thanks for the comments. Like I said earlier I wasn't sure this would go down well given my history with a lot of these processed shots.
  • David
  • 28 Feb 2006, 16:19
I'm caught in the middle on this one. I like the motion blur but I agree with ndiginiz on the issue of the background.
American football is one of my favourite sports to photograph and I love seeing pictures from others as well.

I think you did a good job with the selective blur tho.
Jide Alakija: Thanks David.
  • Seni
  • 28 Feb 2006, 17:10
I like this one, not as much as yesterday's, but I like it.
  • morenike
  • 28 Feb 2006, 19:07
i prefer this one to yesterday's (wasn't feeling yesterday's pic but was afraid to say anything for fear of getting shot down since every one else thot it was a master piecesmile). I really like this shot becos of the feeling of motion you get looking at it. it must be the blurring. cool

BTW, where's Mr. Skee these days? did anyone scare him away, it feels kind of strange without his his acidic tongue (which i think is very constructive and enlightening). you all are too nice...
Jide Alakija: Thanks for the comments. Mr Skee is on shutterchance. Click on the "list all photoblogs" link to the left of the photo and you'll see his name in the directory.

Also if you think a shot is not to your liking please send a PRIVATE comment if you are worried you'll get slaughtered. I really value your comments, really do.
  • Imacx
  • 28 Feb 2006, 22:58
Hi, I like the idea but theres too much going on in the background which draws your eye from the the 30 you are trying to emphasise. I think a closer crop on the number 30 player and fade out the background more would work better. I do like the colour though.
The shot 'on the ball' not sure on tht one,just a pity the leg was not more to the left a little which would frame it better.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Imacx. Your points are interesting. As you know it wasn't a planned shot, more spur of the moment thought I do like it the way it is, with the background in view. Can't please them all can you. Thanks for the comments though.
  • david
  • 1 Mar 2006, 12:03
an excellent motion shot; captures a lot of energy and action.
Jide Alakija: Thanks for the comments, David.
I'm a bit of a simple soul really! I love the colours and the blur gives it a strange surreal effect. The impact is great and I like it!
Jide Alakija: As long as it creates impact I'm happy, but there's still room for improvement. Thanks.
It is very bright, but it is effective; the blur is perfect. (I'm very partial to motion blurring!)
Jide Alakija: You can't win them all can you all the time. Thanks alot.
  • Andy
  • London
  • 6 Apr 2006, 17:30
Realy like this!

Good one mate

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