Jide Alakija

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To some HDR is cheating, to others it just another technique. I'm yet to find a good use for the technique. Most of the shots I've taken haven't been perfect in that they have been generated from a single RAW file hence are noisy.

I really haven't anything to say at this time except that this was another one along the path on my walk from Woolwich, looks like that day alone I got so many good shots.

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Post processing:  Application of the HDR technique, adjustment curves for contrast and Slight colour desaturation

Update: Bola has asked me show the original for to this shot. So you can see it

comments (31)

  • bola
  • 21 Mar 2006, 00:24
It's a lie! I'm the first to leave a line? I'm so honoured!wink

Just wondering, Thank God for HDR. Is it possible to see the preprocessed pictures? At least then we'd be able to do a before and after thing. I never know and still dont grab the amount of work that goes into these things even with the post processing info you leave after each post.

Lovely though looks like the real thing.wink
Jide Alakija: Hey. Thanks. Okay I'll leave one. See the update in the caption.
really cool blurry background...nice texture and color on the metal..well donesmile
Jide Alakija: Thanks.
Are you sure this is the same picture? smile
Jide Alakija: thanks Sidney.
  • Gary
  • 21 Mar 2006, 04:25
nice rusty colors
Jide Alakija: Thanks Gary.
Awesome colors!! The original is no way near how this one looks.. great work Jide!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Samcam.
  • tuan
  • 21 Mar 2006, 06:04
I dont use HDR, but i dont consider it as cheating. Just another method of digital manipulation, which everybody does!
Jide Alakija: I agree. Thanks Tuan.
  • nkemo
  • 21 Mar 2006, 07:48
I like the HDR effect. Not too crazy about the original.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Nkemo.
I prefer the original, this is a bit too colourful and distractive.
Jide Alakija: Oh! Well I guess each shot has it's merits. Thanks for the comments.
  • Dammie BerryMoore
  • 21 Mar 2006, 11:16
Hmmmmmmmmmm, I appreciate this photo much more now that I was able to view the original..........Beautiful *muah*
  • Micki
  • 21 Mar 2006, 11:34
Great rust colors! I like the pattern the gate creates.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Micki.
There is very nie feel to this image which I find hard to put in words.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Navin.
I don't know HDR is, but it looks very cool. I don't know if captive is the right way to describe it, but I would imagine that some car owners fell their car is being held captive by Red Ken's traffic system in London?

Jide, I Know i owe you a picture of a cake...coming very soon
Jide Alakija: Tsk tsk....For someone who lives so far away you know too much about what's goingon in the minutest of parts of the world Jeppe! I've very impressed.
I like the way you brought out the colours and texture in the rust, but the funky colours in the background are kinda weird.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Veloran.
  • david
  • 21 Mar 2006, 13:11
i've yet to work out RAW let alone HDR but the differnce it's made to these photos is simply amazing. i'm on the "technique" side of the argument, i might not want to do it myself but i certainly don't see it as a cheat.
Jide Alakija: Once I figured out RAW, HDR came walking by. I'm over doing here a bit to stress a point but I'll be using it for better looking shots. Can't wait for the summer.
  • bola
  • 21 Mar 2006, 13:16
quite a huge contrast from the original. The original looks pretty bland if you ask me. I prefer the vibrancy of the rusty colour. Seems more realistic. Well done
Jide Alakija: It is indeed.
Great picture, I'll continue the visit of your photoblog...
Jide Alakija: Thanks...I look forward to seeing you back.
The HDR is quite an improvement on the original. I like what you are doing with the digital manipulation of your images.
Jide Alakija: Thanks. I'll do a few more then I'm off to something more my style.
Great post-processing work.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Jeannie.
  • chunter
  • 21 Mar 2006, 14:53
I've read that HDR works best when you combine two or more images of the same scene that are exposed differently for different areas of the image, in particular high contrast images, to create a more evenly (or properly) exposed image.
This result is very pleasing, however it was achieved.

And to any who think certain kinds of manipulation is cheating, well cheating suggests deceit for one's own gain at someone else's expense. Who loses when an image is improved? No one, I think. Who gains? Every viewer who appreciates the result. There is no cheating here.
Jide Alakija: Yes are you right and I'll be demonstrating you point in tomorrow image. I have some areas there were exposed properly. I can't be bothered to correct it but I still think it's a fine image.

Thanks for the expansion on the "cheating issue"
  • digitalmike
  • 21 Mar 2006, 16:42
I like your use of DOF in this one. Looks a little fuzzy on the right hand side, but I like it alot.
I like the HDR effect and you have made good use of the DOF. Rusty subjects always attract my attention. A nice shot.
oh Yeah! this is a great one! the rust really stands out.. the DOF is just wonderful!
Love the coloring. HDR is pretty cool- I'll have to try it sometime when I have a few hours smile
  • Roger
  • 21 Mar 2006, 20:05
Awesome shot! You can't go wrong with Rust!!
  • Sele
  • 21 Mar 2006, 20:06
Ok this is simply wow... makes me wanna pick up a camera and play catch up!

The b4 shot adds to the brilliance of the processed piece.
U sure u didn't play with the original to enhance the contrast? ;-)... Just kidding!
  • Kenny
  • 21 Mar 2006, 21:07
Very nice enhancement! Good work.
I'm not a true believer of HDR images yet. I've seen some really impressive ones and some that don't really work for me. That said, I really like the composition. Regards, Brent
  • femi
  • 22 Mar 2006, 16:21
i like it. makes you see that u can see beauty even in things that can be described as past their best eg ur grandma wrinkles if u look closer
  • TruStar
  • 25 Mar 2006, 04:12
Redemption Song, That's all I ever had, was songs of freedom. I feel you truly have captured the right moment. The way that it is rusted, it's brightness, it's tale that it so courageously shouts with pride, of what was once and now (physically) is no more.
I love the colors and the behin grid view ! Very good
  • belen
  • Sweden
  • 29 Mar 2010, 08:38
Nice processing , love the colors

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