Jide Alakija

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Okay I promised to put up another beach shot with the dancers but I couldn't get what I was looking when I was processing it, so this would have to do. When I did this one I was planning on giving it a blue tone but then I remembered that I already have a blue toned silhouette shot already. So hence the green.

Anyway I didn't get much from my Nigerian friends yesterday so I'll just say that the beaches are lovely. I'll post more once later on. Now over to some more still life...I hope.

Post processing: Curves and gradients (no filters)

Update: I've put up the orignal shot to this

comments (22)

  • deji77
  • newcastle, uk
  • 26 Apr 2006, 00:14
i feel her tranquility. lovely shot.
Jide Alakija: I feel it too. Thanks Deji.
Lovely shot, very peaceful.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Ashish
love the hilight and reflection on sea surface...really beautiful...and her silhoullete gives a nice mood to this shotsmile
Jide Alakija: Thanks,.
Nice composition and crop. I like the color tones here, I think. I like the colors a lot better here than the ones in the other blue silhouette shot. Regards, Brent
Jide Alakija: Thanks Brent.
  • MrC
  • Kingdom of Kernow
  • 26 Apr 2006, 07:18
even though the waves are crashing & obviously make a noise, the colour/tone conveys a sence of peace & tranquility ... love the shimmer of the sea, the focused & unfocused sand .. & as for the silhouette - well, one can't really go wrong!
all in all, a great picture!
Jide Alakija: Thanks MrC.
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 26 Apr 2006, 08:38
Peaceful, certainly, but, for me at any rate, the green treatment doesn't add anything. This doesn't detract from the balance and those wonderfully twinkling highlights in the water though.
Jide Alakija: Sigh! yes sir, you do have a point, I'll do something extra next time I do a beach processed shot. Thanks for the comments.
Nice shor, the green colour looks good and the woman standing there lost in her thoughts makes this shot even more special. Check out this link for some images of beach http://www.picturejockey.com/gallery/juhu/launch.html
Jide Alakija: Thanks Navin. I like your beach shot very much. I just wish I had such ops to do just beaches. Loads you an capture.
I like the wave about to form, very crisp and I agree with chunter about the highlights in the water, makes it look alive.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Simon.
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 26 Apr 2006, 10:18
Although I prefer yesterday's shot to this one (being a sunset/sunrise fellow) this photo takes on a life of it's own and cannot really be compared to the other - was this taken at the same time as the other one and post-processed to make it a different scene?Both shots (yesterday's and today's) are great.Another question if you don't mind - if this was the true lighting conditions at that time - how did you get the waves so clear and not blurred if there was such dim lighting?Thanks,amazing shots smile
Jide Alakija: Thanks Azhar, I did take these shots on the same day and have processed them differently. If you look at the original which I've just posted you'll see that it was a very bright day. I've just processed it in a way that it looks like the moon was reflecting on the water, this is what some photographers do so as to get by the blurry issue otherwise by a Medium format camera ($$$$) smile
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Apr 2006, 11:04
Wonder what her thoughts are.....
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 26 Apr 2006, 11:15
Wish I was there... it looks so peaceful and beautiful!
I love the little reflections in the water!
Nice post-process. Well done !
  • micki
  • 26 Apr 2006, 12:26
ooooo, I like that tone!! The original was awesome, as well!
  • digitalmike
  • Virginia, USA
  • 26 Apr 2006, 12:27
Righ on.....
Nice, but something is wrong here, or am I the only one that has been to a beech in the evening? Such a silhoullete can't really exist and at the same time the ground being so light!

The woman is atleast 2 shades too dark!
Now that i've checked the original... the shade of the sand is way off!
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 26 Apr 2006, 13:42
It's very well composed, but I'm not fond of the unnatural tones in this one.
  • Gary
  • United States
  • 26 Apr 2006, 14:30
lovely contemplative shot
  • Denosha
  • Singapore
  • 26 Apr 2006, 14:44
Although I'm not really a fan of overly processed/unnatural photos, I do think this version looks a lot better than the original which lacks punch. I like the way you can get a sense of the subject being in some deep contemplation without having to even see her face. Good job!
splendid, really sharp and clean. The sea look like liquid metal. I like the monochromatic blue tone of the falling light too
  • IQ test
  • France
  • 28 Apr 2006, 14:10
So sharp and well designed smile
  • Yemisi
  • Netherlands
  • 5 May 2006, 10:57
Great work again! I love natural art, and you have a flair for capturing it in it's element.
I'd like to see more of your stuff (hint!)
  • Tobi
  • UK
  • 16 Apr 2007, 16:05
I love this picture,i think this is my best picture,i guess because im someone who thinks alot that is why it appeals to me. I love the grey sky.The end of the wave can be replaced with problems and maybe the person having a rough time but looking for out into the ocean reflects calmness and just looks peaceful.I really love this picture cause it embraces nature so well.

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