Jide Alakija

08 Apr 2006 1,364 views
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Okay back to square one! No more images. All the stuff I got today weren't good when I was processing them. This is what I've got left from my trip to the river near my house two days ago. Oh well it will have to do. I'm hoping to get more material on my trip to Brick Lane with Nkemo and hopefully Asiko will be joining us too.

This shot is more ironic in the context of humour than anything else, can you see why?

Post Processing: Black and white, grain in Picasa, vignetting in Photoshop

On another note, have you ever sent an eCard from my Blog before? Maybe now is a good time to. Use the image, send you feelings, emotions all that. Try it out!

comments (20)

  • Mulberry
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Apr 2006, 00:44
Would make for a cheeky ad.. Me likey. Nice one Jide!!
Jide Alakija: You got it. That's the irony. Thanks Mulberry.
  • EOS Chaos
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Apr 2006, 00:56
Something about this shot wants me to get out and shoot more stuff. It certainly works for me. We should meet up one of these days, what do you think?
Jide Alakija: When you are ready. If you have time come and join us today otherwise next time. Thanks for the comment.
  • Sinem
  • MK, UK
  • 8 Apr 2006, 01:21
Love the grain, really works in this image.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Sinem.
  • Tuffer
  • Seattle, US
  • 8 Apr 2006, 01:37
There needs to be a bicycle on the left side smile
Nice job, the clouds are almost surreal and the blur really works.
Jide Alakija: You are very right. I'll hang around there next time for a bike. Thanks.
Did you just call out to them before taking the shot? Wondering what makes them turn back, however the timing is perfect and i too go with the grains .. they look cool.
Jide Alakija: No, they were just curious as to what I was photographing. Remember a man kneeling down and photographing a pole is weird, it's a good technique that Skee and I use to take photographs of candids, point in the direction of an object, they'll look at you.

  • ndiginiz
  • New Zealand (Aotearoa)
  • 8 Apr 2006, 06:58
Tena koe ehoa
The DOF of the image and focus on the post is compositely very good. The grainy effect gives the image overall appeal as well.
Jide Alakija: Thanks. I wasn't too sure how to process this one.
  • Ella
  • Germany
  • 8 Apr 2006, 07:48
This is gorgeous! Love the grain and the movement of the people. This picture could have been taken in Germany, because we have signs for about everything you can imagine ;-).
Jide Alakija: That's so true. I used to date a German girl once and on my biweekly visits I learnt more German from the signs than anything else.

  • Shuva
  • India
  • 8 Apr 2006, 07:59
The clouds look like UFOs in disguise smile
Jide Alakija: LOL...funny. Thanks.
  • mr skee
  • skeetown UK
  • 8 Apr 2006, 09:00
Lovely capture Jide!
Jide Alakija: I'm glad you like it.
  • Azhar
  • Mumbai,India
  • 8 Apr 2006, 11:03
Really love this one.I would write a longer comment but been very busy with the surprises and updates to my blog :-P
Jide Alakija: I totally understand. I have about 40 blogs I visit daily (yours included) and it's hard enough leaving comments all the time. Thanks for the effort.
  • Micki
  • 8 Apr 2006, 12:51
Love the looks they gave you! I really like this shot!
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 8 Apr 2006, 15:02
Good timing! The clouds look quite surreal btw.. smile
  • nkemo
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Apr 2006, 20:19
Great capture! Clouds clouds clouds wink
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Apr 2006, 20:48
Liking a lot. You can't do much wrong can you mr alakija?
  • Dia
  • Greece
  • 8 Apr 2006, 21:18
Wonderful, the kid and the guy are looking at you, and is that a plane up there? smile
I like this shot, Jide. I cant's say I love it, but I very much appreciate the style and approach. The two subjects looking back at us, the integration of the sign, and the plane in the sky are all very intresting elements. I guess I'm missing the humor, but it wouldn't be the first time. smile Regards, Brent
i like the sign...kinda cute...nice bw and dof...those fluffy clouds r fantasticsmile great capture!
  • GeckoZ
  • Singapore
  • 8 Apr 2006, 23:37
nice expression on the girl, although blur. lovely b/w shot!
  • suresh
  • Singapore
  • 10 Apr 2006, 13:41
Nice BW Shot. I like the composition & clouds.
Very nice, like how you've composed the image.

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