Jide Alakija

26 Mar 2006 2,890 views
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This shot had been ready for sometime now, just didn't like the results I was getting with the shot I originally wanted to put up tonight. This is the reason it's late. I've spent over an hour working on the shot and it didn't come out the way I wanted it to.

Someone asked for eye contact in my shots. Well here's one for you. Not much to say here other than the fact that I seem to have put more attention and effort into working on the lady in this picture than the gentleman. I'm sure he'll forgive me for it. Also it has my signature golden glow to it!

Hope y'all having a great weekend so far? I need to go out and shoot more, I've nothing to put up for tomorrow.....also the clocks went forward today. :(

Post processing:  Curve for contrast, Softening through blur, Dark gradient on the left for framing, sharpening of the faces, saturation of the make-up and skin toning and smoothening through adjustment layers

comments (14)

  • Suby
  • MK, United States
  • 26 Mar 2006, 00:23
Awwwww, how sweet, yep definitely got your signature golden glow. 1 hour in processwing, boy you have way too much time on your hand smile Anyway, the Subster liker. Great work.
Jide Alakija: Errr...Suby it's Saturday....I have alot of time over the weekends. I tend to prepare all my shots for the week on Saturday, just that the one I originally intended to put up was really stubborn.

I've not even got anything to put up for the rest of the week. I think it's going to be a rubbish week for me. Thanks.
  • deji77
  • newcastle, uk
  • 26 Mar 2006, 00:45
really nice. love the composition--the table in the background. the photo-editing results as usual r top notch.
  • sk
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 26 Mar 2006, 06:59
very nice shot, love the composition and subtle lighting
  • Azhar
  • Mumbai, India
  • 26 Mar 2006, 07:36
I like it all,except for too much shadows on part's of the woman's fac otherwise its all perfect.A very slight increase in saturation also might do some good to bring out that red.
Nice composition and lighting and i like the soft effect too, well done.
  • Micki
  • 26 Mar 2006, 12:51
A lovely couple photo! I do like the signature glow.

Your clocks changed this weekend. Ours don't until next weekend.
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 26 Mar 2006, 14:54
Interesting tilt, and the glow definitely adds warmth to the shot. Nice one.
  • bola
  • UK
  • 26 Mar 2006, 16:03
Yes! I can see the glow and I like!Nice work!
  • Ricardo
  • Barcelona
  • 26 Mar 2006, 18:42
It is a precious picture with a treatment I magnify.
  • attah
  • Marina del rey, United States
  • 26 Mar 2006, 19:45
Jide if you don't give me my shutterchance space soon I'll find you and steal all your equipment. And your food as well for good measure
Nice tender moment. A time forever captured. I like it.
  • Laurent
  • Canada
  • 29 Mar 2006, 15:30
Just realize that i haven't put something on this one wink, I just like it a lot wink
  • kehinde
  • United States
  • 30 May 2006, 02:25
ok this gets scarier .. jide onabowale too is there anyone i know that u dont, actually just realised that i have u on my mailing list ... crazy
  • bayo
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Sep 2008, 11:21
a bit on the cool side, reddish consider adjusting white balance for future shots. I sometimes get shots like this but adjusting white balance does the trick. nice composition though

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