Jide Alakija

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Theme of the Week: Best of the Olympians

Shot 7: 16-05-05

This is the day that
Collis Seale-McConnie, age 34, passed away. He was a long serving stalwart of the London Olympians. As a mark of respect I've decided to use this image to commemorate his sad departure. May his good soul rest in peace.

"Britball has lost a truly great player " - GridironUK.co.uk

Thanks again Olympians. Also thanks everybody for visiting and the comments you left whilst this series was on. I hope you all enjoyed it and most important of all, were inspired by it.

Just to give you some insight into next week, I promise it would be special, well at least different but not so different, I'm sure you'll like it, I'm going to be displaying some of the best images I've ever produced.

Also I'm going to price the prints for next weeks theme to £9.99 for A4 and £14.99 for A3, take it as a "Sale" offering on these images, but this will only be limited to next week so take advantage of the offer while it lasts!!!.

In other news, we've added a link to help you bookmark our photoblogs. You can see it on the left of this text, together with the "about me", etc links. Hope you find this feature useful.

Did you know that we had an American Football League in the UK? I've asked some of their members to visit the blog this week, if you have any questions why not leave a message or contact the London O's at their website.

Find out more about the London Olympians at their

comments (14)

  • sk
  • 5 Mar 2006, 00:17
May his soul rest in peace. Nice shot
I like the colour balance on this one. You've probably heard me say that you like to go for strong browns and a darker theme. It really goes well on this one.
May his soul rest in peace!
It has been a great series. I wonder how you can do better next week ? ;-)
Jide Alakija: Thanks Sidney....I had to change the plan to do so.
  • Shuva
  • 5 Mar 2006, 06:52
Its has been a great series. Good luck with the sales.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Shuva. We'll see how it goes, though things have changed. You'll see what I mean tomorrow.
  • Micki
  • 5 Mar 2006, 08:10
Bless his soul. I love how you did this image, it looks like a tribute with the shadow and blur across the bottom.
Jide Alakija: Yup..that's the intention. Thanks Micki.
Tena koe ehoa
Fantastic vibrant colours. Love the perspective you've given this image and I like the way it's lost in partial black space in the right foreground.
Jide Alakija: Thanks again ndiginz.
Oh that's sad to hear. great set
Jide Alakija: Thanks Dionne.
A really good calming shot worthy of dedicating to a passing of a life of a football player!
Jide Alakija: Yup. Thanks FP.
  • bola
  • 5 Mar 2006, 22:07
Asiko: amen
  • Suby
  • 5 Mar 2006, 22:37
Sad story. Love the shot, well composed and executed. Dark tones help convey the sadness, the the angle at which this was shot. Long and short, "I likey" smile

Jide Alakija: I'm really glad you likey. You are one hard and tough customer.
  • Stan
  • 7 Mar 2006, 23:09
Like this shot. You might have angled slightly to better capture the writing on the shirt (hopefully his name) but its not bad. Wonder how it would look in sepia...
Jide Alakija: Thanks man. Good point on the angle, I'll try a sepia version sometime.
Very nice Theme , photojournalism quality - Top !
  • sasha chandar-seale 14
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Oct 2006, 13:48
hey i was searching around and found this page dedicated to my uncle, i would just like to say thank you and the shot you've taken of the shirt is brilliant that number means alot to us. its nice to know how much he was appreciated in the sport he dedicated his life to. i watched him in action a couple of times, he was brilliant
anyway i wanna say thanks to who made the page its appreciated deeply thanks
Jide Alakija: Sacha, I didn't know him personally but I hear he was a great player. It was only fair that this page be dedicated to him and his legacy for all not to forget him. Thanks for visiting and hope to see you again soon.
  • Kathi Curran
  • Newcastle (Australia)
  • 9 Feb 2007, 08:24
Hi Jide, just doing a quick google and came across your page, what an amazing photograph. Collis would absolutely love it, he lived for american football. Thank you so much for making such a special memorial.

Hi Sasha!!

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