Jide Alakija

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Theme of the Week: Portraits of emotion

Shot 4: Shyness

Thank you very much everybody so far for the comments I have recieved. I'm very overwhelmed by the response I have been getting and as such very humbled by your comments. Thanks.

A portrait of a shy person? I think this illustrates it. This is the same person as yesterday, but process a bit differently don't ask me why, it just happened that way. I think it being a different view of the same person may reflect another side of this young ladies character, but that's a debateable point.

I'm very interested to hear what you think about it.

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comments (25)

  • david
  • 9 Mar 2006, 00:44
Very mysterious - I like the white of the eye! another great portrait..cheers smile
Jide Alakija: Yup. Mysterious is the word. Thanks.
My favorite so far! More mysterious than shy!
Great composition... gorgeous girl !
Jide Alakija: So you still want the number Sidney? wink
Mysterious, indeed! Fantastic portrait.
Jide Alakija: Thanks.
  • Dave
  • 9 Mar 2006, 03:05
Well, she may be shy, but shel looks sultry to me. A lovely photo.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Dave.
Wow, this is perfect. Expression, composition, and exposure are perfect. Great work.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Brent.
  • jlc
  • 9 Mar 2006, 05:45
she looks at just beyond the lens. Charming picture. wink
Jide Alakija: Thanks jlc.
  • sk
  • 9 Mar 2006, 07:11
u know I like this, artistic and mysterious. the best this week
Jide Alakija: You really think so? Thanks.
Tena koe ehoa
Not sure I'd attach "shy" to this image? Like Sidney it's more about mystery for me.
Jide Alakija: Thanks,
Very arty!
Jide Alakija: Thanks.
  • Micki
  • 9 Mar 2006, 11:15
Love the mystery of this one.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Micki.
  • Gboyega Dada
  • 9 Mar 2006, 13:07
I love this so much! It's a very nice image.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Gboye
  • Foxy
  • 9 Mar 2006, 13:55
Very definitely mysterious!!!!

It leaves a lot to the imagination.

I like the sparkling eyes. She may come across mysterious, but the eye shows she is aware of everything (around her anyway).
  • david
  • 9 Mar 2006, 14:20
this is a really very good portrait; less saying more!
Jide Alakija: Thanks for that added perscpective.
Mysterious eyes! Great photo.
Jide Alakija: Thanks.
  • bola
  • 9 Mar 2006, 14:47
sorry, I prefer yesterday's blog. Dont ask me why cos I cant seem to place what's wrong.
Jide Alakija: Sorry it didn't please you as much as yesterdays. I've decided to put a golden toned image for you tomorrow. Thanks.
  • Morenike
  • 9 Mar 2006, 15:20
Really, the first think that hit me looking at this pic is the model's knowing look (though partially obscured by the piece of cloth) that seems to invite the object of her attention to go beyond the veil. You know, like she's saying to you "Come hither". Which is a contradiction because the whole hiding behind a piece of cloth move shouts demureness. Poor guy, he won't know what hit him. Shy? no way! methinks she's a tease...

Sorry Mr. Alakija, i'm afraid i have to give the thumbs up to Miss Thing. her expression's (what i can see of it)priceless and makes the picture work.
Jide Alakija: As usual you have something very interesting to say. I hope you are as inspired tomorrow as you are normally. Tomorrow is a bit deep. I hope. Thanks.
Wonderful portrait. But I agree with the others in that I don't get shyness at all. She doesn't seem shy at all. smile
Jide Alakija: Hmmm...maybe I didn't see what it was until you all told me. Thanks.
  • Roger
  • 9 Mar 2006, 16:00
Awesome shot!
Jide Alakija: Thanks.
  • John
  • 9 Mar 2006, 16:20
Mystery shot, nice image
Jide Alakija: Thanks John.
  • Gary
  • 9 Mar 2006, 20:52
nice one, I'm getting more femme fatale than shy
Jide Alakija: Thanks Gray. Like your portraits.
Lovely portait. Very well done. I just wish I was half as creative.
Jide Alakija: I'm sureif you gave yourself the chance you would be, go for it, don't let anything hold you back. I don't think I'm creative, I just experiment and let people be the judge.
  • Colin Hunter
  • 10 Mar 2006, 12:00
A mutual acquaintance (Jinmi) who knows of my interest in photography, pointed me at your site. I have to say that I have a long, long way to go to be half the photographer you are. You have many wonderful images of some beautiful people.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Colin. That's really flattering.
  • Funmi
  • 13 Mar 2006, 11:18
not shy...
Jide Alakija: errr...if you must say so Funmi. Thanks
  • loic
  • 21 Mar 2006, 14:26
Very strange impression, hard to say what has been modified in this pic.
Love the composition !

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