Jide Alakija

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Stars are born not made! Is this true? I think in some cases that's the true at least the born ones, but my beliefs were more convincing when Lorie decided she wanted to do something special for this shot. All I asked her was to stand by the bannister, she had other ideas!

This is what she came up with! Now tell me if she was made or born with this gift!

Thanks Lorie!

Post processing: Softening through combination of three layers of the image, Channel mixer for contrast, curves for colour correction, H/S on magenta channel

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comments (23)

  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 May 2006, 00:40
An utterly delightful little Diva ;-) well done bro
Jide Alakija: Thanks Attah.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Ashish.
Good shot, not feeling too good so can't write much smile
Jide Alakija: Get well soon Master Anikin.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 3 May 2006, 03:54
Lovely! Absolutely lovely!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Laurie.
I like this better than the last one all thanks to that warm fuzzy blurry glow around here face smile GREAT shot! (great angle as well smile)
Jide Alakija: Thanks Azhar.
  • bruno
  • Sweden
  • 3 May 2006, 08:24
man she is cute and clever little . i love this shot cause, same reason as yestarday, it makes me smile, and remids me about my childhood. i miss that time, just play and nothin to care about. love you shots man smile
Jide Alakija: Thanks Bruno...I love yours too. Infact I'm learning a few things from you.
  • ndiginiz
  • United States
  • 3 May 2006, 09:19
Tena koe ehoa
The light falloff is very nice along the rightside of her face. Her eyes are the type that could melt ice!
Nice image Jide.
Jide Alakija: Thanks man!
  • Heath
  • Australia
  • 3 May 2006, 10:27
This is a fun looking portrait, Jide. She really is a star, isn't she?
Jide Alakija: She is. Thanks Heath.
  • micki
  • 3 May 2006, 11:42
From the two shots we've seen, she's definitely born with a gift. One of my daughters is a natural in front of the camera. The other two I have to almost threaten them just to work in a couple of portraits now and again. I imagine you're having a great time with these shoots, we see Lorie is.
Jide Alakija: Threaten Micki!!!! I know what you mean. kids are very difficult!

  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 3 May 2006, 12:50
Great angle to shoot from.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Chantal.
  • Dave
  • United States
  • 3 May 2006, 12:58
Very nice portrait. I like how your pp work to soften the image seletively. By the way, your shadow portraits a few posts back were really excellent.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Dave. Glad you liked them. I'm hoping to do something more creative the next time I'm covering another event.
Really liked yesterday, not so keen on today as it seems a bit too "sweet" smile
Jide Alakija: You sad sad man!!!! sad

I prefer yesterdays too.
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 3 May 2006, 13:07
Yesterday's picture is also my favorite, which dosn't mean that today's picture is not good. On the contrary it is a very lovely shot!.
Jide Alakija: Yup. I prefer yesterdays too. Thanks.
  • Ka-El
  • Smallville
  • 3 May 2006, 13:42
another great shot dude
Jide Alakija: Thanks man! Hope you are having fun in Lagos.
  • Nicola
  • Germany
  • 3 May 2006, 14:18
She seems to know what she wants. Great portrait!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Nicola.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 May 2006, 14:26
Can I "loan" her for the day, Awww, she is soo sweet and photogenic, you always wish all kids where this cute and that they also know how to "work" the camera.
I like the angle this was taken from, it's different, not your average run of the mill shot. Your editing works for me, as to which one I prefer? Both cause thay are STONKING shots.

Very good one bro. SUby
Jide Alakija: Awwwww..that's very kind of you.
a masterpiece!
Jide Alakija: Yee! Thanks.
  • Gary
  • United States
  • 3 May 2006, 15:48
her skin tones are yummy in this one
Jide Alakija: LOL...That's funny. Thanks Gary.
  • Reza
  • United States
  • 3 May 2006, 16:13
Very nice shot man!
I love how you made it dreamy but not blurry.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Reza.
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 3 May 2006, 16:46
I think she could have used more light on her face, but apart from that, good capture!
Jide Alakija: Hmmmm.... I'll try that in PS and see what that achieves. Thanks for the comment, really appreciate it.
nice shot..she know how to pose in front of camera- future super model:-P...i also like the soft tonesmile
  • nkx
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 May 2006, 22:38
Loving this shot. Forget barclaycard- this shot is priceless wink
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 May 2006, 22:44
NK, its actually mastercard and not barclaycard ;-) But def agree with the sentiment

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aperture f/2.8
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