Jide Alakija

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Demonstration Scene 1

Demonstration Scene 1

On our outing, Nkemo and I walked past a demonstration carried out by quite a handful of Chinese people in Londons Trafalgar Square. They were protesting against the torcher of civilian Chinese for their organs. These organs are then transported to Western states and sold.

Read all about it here

This image has been post processed in the same way at this other image.

Post processing: Soft light blend colour background with Duotone, correction of the Green curve, H&S for blue and yellow, sharpness using lab colour.

comments (23)

  • nkemo
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Apr 2006, 00:17
Jide Alakija: Thanks Nkem, it was real fun shooting with you.
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Apr 2006, 00:22
You should be in bed Nkemo ;-) Really good photo Jide. What is duotone? I susptect its a photoshop plugin of some sort. And what is Lab colour? I get the other terms.. just abou. LIking the shot. A lot.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Attah.

Duotone: is the generic name for multitone printing, which can be done with two, three or four inks. You can use Photoshop to convert an RGB image into a multitone image (Duotone being a 2 tone image). For more go to http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/duotone.shtml

Lab colour: This hyperlink will explain this one, it's just another mode in photoshop.
  • Chloe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Apr 2006, 00:24
Good stuff. Good cause, but what a shame. Remember "Dirty Pretty Things"?
Jide Alakija: Thanks Chloe.
nice processing, great contrast and tone...i like the perspective line of people standing...great findsmile
Jide Alakija: Thanks.
Well captured, nice shot!
Jide Alakija: Thanks.
  • jessica
  • United States
  • 10 Apr 2006, 03:32
great processing here, and good awareness spreading. wow.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Jess.
  • Sinem
  • MK, UK
  • 10 Apr 2006, 10:52
Thanks for the useful links, Jide, I'm sure everyone will benefit in one way or another.
Great tones and processing here.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Sinem. Look forward to meeting you and Suby next weekend.
  • Azhar
  • Mumbai,India
  • 10 Apr 2006, 11:11
The shadows in the signs especially the first one are so soft and the entire picture looks so soft and you can really feel the fabric it's captured very well and the contrast between the blue and the white comes out perfectly.I love it.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Azhar, I just hope tomorrow's image has the same kick.
  • Micki
  • 10 Apr 2006, 12:06
The shot is great, well done! Very powerful subject, I'll be sure to read your link.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Micki.
Tough subject that gets very little headlines or publicity. If it's a low-key demonstration then sometimes a single protestor can convey a stronger image.
Jide Alakija: True. I have one that I'll put up soon. Thanks.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Apr 2006, 12:36
Great journalistic photo
Jide Alakija: Thanks.
A real good reportage shot with the post processing making it a good quality image.
Jide Alakija: Thanks FP.
  • sk
  • Smallville
  • 10 Apr 2006, 12:57
the post processing here is very good Oga Alakija, like how u brought out the colours in the banners. I know u will shine this week, cos this is ur thing
Jide Alakija: Well I'm not sure about that. I just like reportage a lot, you don't have to think too much.
  • suresh
  • Singapore
  • 10 Apr 2006, 13:38
excellent capture & nice PP.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Suresh.
  • The Maven
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Apr 2006, 14:13
Interesting lighting effects... I regret missing out on the shoot, was at the same place in the evening and it was all over, nada.
  • Gonzalo
  • Puerto Rico
  • 10 Apr 2006, 15:57
A very goog photo. I like the angle it was taken and the color atmosphere.
Thank you for visist and comment in my blog.
Jide Alakija: Thanks...I'll be back.
  • Fraser
  • United States
  • 10 Apr 2006, 17:10
Not just a good photo, but a significant one, bridging on photojournalism. Good shot!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Fraser. Hope tomorrow's has the same kick to it.
  • Tuffer
  • United States
  • 10 Apr 2006, 17:32
I like how the post-processing works to bring emotion and feeling to the picture but is subtle enough that it doesn't become the focus of the picture.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Tuffer.
  • deji77
  • newcastle, uk
  • 10 Apr 2006, 19:08
i love the way uv processed this one. really nice.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Deji.
Love the series. The signs really stand out. Great work.
Jide Alakija: Thanks. Hope to see you tomorrow then.
  • T A
  • United States
  • 10 Apr 2006, 23:12
so, mr skee is remi, abi? n he put ur pix up 2day LOL!!! nice 1. me likey- miss u, was gr8 seein u again ;-)
Nice documentary photo. Regards, Brent
  • Abe
  • United States
  • 12 Apr 2006, 18:56
I really enjoy how you processed this foto. It's very interesting on its own, but made better with your post-process workflow. Thanks for sharing the tips.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Abe, I'm happy that you are learning from my tips. I'll try to be more explicit in future.

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