Jide Alakija

22 Apr 2006 2,777 views
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What is the (parking) world coming to?

These guys can be such a nuisance (sp) sometimes, you park your car at YOUR OWN RISK and they come in with their own laws and TAX you before you can move it. Don't get me wrong they have to form a living for themselves but the issue I have is that they don't provide value for money. If they provided a service based on the fact that the security was failing and they made sure that my car was secure then I guess I'd be interested. They somewhat force you to pay them for a service you didn't ask for.

Okay guys....let's have a discussion on this.

Here is the original shot

Post processing: DOF through Alpha channels (4 different levels of DOF), BW through Lab mode, Sepia tonning, cropping.

Tomorrow you are in for a treat, I'm experimenting and so I don't expect anyone to like it, but I would be very interested to hear what you think.....prior warning.

Unto something else, a good friend, Bukkie Opebiyi, a Nigerian photographer is exhibiting her work the whole of next week starting with a private viewing on Friday, 21st April 2006. The title of the exhibition : 'Nigeria, My Bias'. The exhibition is on till the 26 April at:

London College of Communication, Lower street Gallery, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6XB.
Times: 9:30am - 8:00pm.

You can see some of her work

comments (18)

i will be mad if he sit on my car like that:-P btw great bw tone and nice compositionsmile
Jide Alakija: Thanks....that's the way I feel when I see images like this too.
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Apr 2006, 01:50
Awesome work again. I'm intrigued how you used the alpha channels for DOF but nevertheless great composition. One day my blog will look like yours ;-) well done
Jide Alakija: Suby's put a good link on how to use Alpha channels. I've also put up the original so you can see the difference.
  • Me
  • MK, UK
  • 22 Apr 2006, 04:04
Looks HDRish, smile

Anyway, I am soo glad that ain't my car, I would not be pleased at all sad

Wonder how the owners feel. Cool shot, like the backdrop,what Apperture did you originally use for this shot?

Looking forward to you experimental shot. Been doing some myself lately smile

Attah this may help you.
Jide Alakija: HDRish? Nah. So no likey here?

I've put up the original so you can see the HDRish feel to it.
  • Ella
  • Germany
  • 22 Apr 2006, 08:12
The guy looks relaxed, as if he was just having a picknick. The blurry background brings out his silhouette very well.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Ella, I've put up the original shot so you can see the begining and compare.
  • Kris
  • Belgium
  • 22 Apr 2006, 09:40
Very nice composition. Sorry, can't comment on the parking guy, we don't have this kind of forced upon security measures where I live smile
  • micki
  • 22 Apr 2006, 11:35
Great shot, but this would thoroughly tick me off.
  • Gary
  • United States
  • 22 Apr 2006, 14:52
excellent, I like how the bg fades out
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 22 Apr 2006, 15:22
They sit around on your car like that, and still expect to be paid? Gosh... Good shot.
That's a lovely shot.It's amazing how comfortable and skilled you are in taking pictures of people naturally...great blurry background.Lovely slight sepia toning and overall effect.Great shot!
  • Ka-EL
  • Naija
  • 22 Apr 2006, 20:55
Great tone and DOF here.
Great tone and DOF here.
I like the image, the bush is a little distracting underneath him but you can't really help that. I like the DOF and the colour composition.
  • Jens
  • Germany
  • 24 Apr 2006, 11:58
Well again a picture I can not resist to look at longer...
Glad to discovered your site...!
  • Dave
  • United States
  • 24 Apr 2006, 15:11
Love everything about this one.
  • Funmi
  • 26 Apr 2006, 19:24
i love...
This is simply a brilliant street capture, your overall work is really really nice
  • the IQ
  • France
  • 28 Apr 2006, 14:13
Excellent shot.
It appears like real life.

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