Jide Alakija

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Pressure on tip toes

I'm not very happy with this one for one obvious reason that I don't want to go into, however you can point it out if you want to. I couldn't be bothered to do anything to it as I only noticed the issue until later on. It's past 12am and I have to post this. Sometimes blogging can put some aweful amount of pressure on you especially when you have to please the likes of Bola, Skee et. al.

This shot is the result of pressure from people who have gotten bored of my fashion show pictures, well here's another one. This time not a girl but a ballet dancer. It's more conceptual than anything.

Thanks everyone for the discussion last night.

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Post processing: Exactly the same work done to this as was with yesterday except that this time I darkened the background a bit.

comments (28)

  • attah
  • UK
  • 30 Mar 2006, 01:08
I think Degas would have liked this one...
Nice dof and contrast.
  • deji77
  • newcastle, uk
  • 30 Mar 2006, 01:22
refreshingly different. abstract and very nice.
Jide Alakija: Hmmm...I wonder what different shot I'll put up next.
  • Dia
  • Greece
  • 30 Mar 2006, 01:50
I think its nice, something different smile
Jide Alakija: Thanks...maybe even more different tomorrow...let's see.
  • Meme
  • 30 Mar 2006, 02:31
A beautiful shot...
  • Azhar
  • Mumbai,India
  • 30 Mar 2006, 02:40
This is good,very good.I like it much better than the blurry blue background ones.The smooth skin tones here makes it really stand out and that background is just awesome,it's the kind of effect I always like - a natural blurry background (any more blurred would have pushed the limit,you got it perfect) with objects in it.Great job!I also really like that shadow on the 2nd leg...
Jide Alakija: Oh! yeah forgot to mention that I highlighted the shadow in the PP. Thanks.
  • Roger
  • 30 Mar 2006, 02:41
Great shot. Very nice.
  • sk
  • Smallville
  • 30 Mar 2006, 06:27
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a really good shot Mr "I don't have any shots left"
  • jlc
  • world
  • 30 Mar 2006, 06:40
Perfect ! smile
  • mr skee
  • skeetown UK
  • 30 Mar 2006, 07:06
Two words...FRAME IT!
Jide Alakija: Thanks.
  • Suby
  • MK, UK
  • 30 Mar 2006, 07:53
Ohhhb the Subster likey. Lovely composition. Me likey
  • Yinka Babalola
  • Bath, UK
  • 30 Mar 2006, 10:02
Hello people, i decided to leave this comment on Jide's blog cause for some reason it's the blog i like the most although it's basically addressed to all of you. Just thought i'd let you all know that i'm a great fan of your work..i actually eagerly anticipate visiting your blogs every single day. It's like free access to a beautiful art gallery where new photos are put in everyday and you actually like and appreciate the work! And the constructive criticism you give each other is amazing..makes very interesting reading. You're all an inspiration and your work brightens up someone's day out there..so please keep taking photos. Thanks
Jide Alakija: Gosh...it's comments like this that keeps me going. I'm even happier that you left a comment, I get so many hits but not many comments to reflect it. What would you like to see next out of curiosity?
Actuyally I quite like it. the DOF makes it special
  • Inu
  • London, England
  • 30 Mar 2006, 10:53
Lovin' this shot. Enough blur on the background to keep the main subject the focus whilst lending an ethereal feel to the whole scene...lovin' it.
PS: also like the innuendo in your caption.
I also immediately thought Degas !
I would be very happy if I would have taken this picture. Nice colors and composition.
If I really need to find something I would say those three pink lights in the background are a little bit disturbing. But that is only because you asked me to find something ! smile
Jide Alakija: Good point Sidney...thanks.
  • Micki
  • 30 Mar 2006, 12:20
They look like flowers, especially the background girls. I like this one.
Jide Alakija: Good thought Micki. Thanks.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Mar 2006, 13:21
Great crop with just the legs.
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 30 Mar 2006, 14:11
Nice, they look like they're floating, almost... I like the colours too.
  • emma
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Mar 2006, 14:53
wow - stunning jide. really great composition.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Emma.
Great shot, love the dof.
  • Dammie BerryMoore
  • Ur bedroom
  • 30 Mar 2006, 19:57
I just really wanted to put in a location, butt lovely feel....
  • John
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Mar 2006, 20:18
Nice shot, good colour.
What issue????? its a great composition wityh good use of DOF I know you took it but don't knock it! its good. I always feel that your a luck blogger getting the chance of taking these shots and you make the most of your oppurtunity (ok i can't spell)
Jide Alakija: Somehow I didn't achieve what I originally set out to achieve. I guess my tiredness got to me. Thanks.
  • Yinka Babalola
  • Bath, UK
  • 30 Mar 2006, 22:59
Personally i love the 'people' photos and how different emotions are captured and each one tells a story. But you know what..i think i like the element of surprise most..not knowing what image i'll see each day..so as long as the artist is happy with his work, i'm cool. Thanks for asking.
Jide Alakija: Then I guess you'll be surprised tomorrow then. Thanks for the comment.
excellent shot...nice frame and dof...one of yr best shot i thinksmile
Nice work here, Jide. It's very delicate but the colors are very dark and garner a lot of interest. It's a nice duality. I like it. Regards, Brent
I love the colours! I'm a theatrical/dance lighting designer so this really appeals.
  • Intern
  • United States
  • 22 Oct 2006, 05:00
Ohh I love it ... It's photographic equivalent of Degas ... well I guess he would have used the full body I guess ...
nevertheless - EXCELLENT SHOT!!!

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