Jide Alakija

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Okay I'm going to attempt to post a portrait of various people who are very influencial in my photography over the time I've been shooting. This was the second shot I promised from Daisyland....and you can see Asiko in the background. Does this hint at great things to come from this fellow photoblogger? He's out now shooting again and with new gear and probably style, who knows we'll soon see.

Post processing: Toning, H/S, Curves

comments (27)

  • incubus
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 May 2006, 00:03
haha! I like that.....
Jide Alakija: Haha...thanks
  • Suby
  • mk, uk
  • 15 May 2006, 00:05
It works for the Subter. Meaning its a good capture.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Suby.
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 May 2006, 00:10
This I really like. Well done Jidz.
Jide Alakija: Thanks attah.
  • Reza
  • United States
  • 15 May 2006, 00:39
....VEEERY nice. I love this bro!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Reza.
hmmmm... I'm finding the diagonal bar on the left side of this pic abit distracting!
Jide Alakija: Apart from a very constructive comment someone noticed my main concern with this image.
Great frame... Lovely use of DOF!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Michael
very awesome!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Brett.
  • Ella
  • Germany
  • 15 May 2006, 08:56
Not focusing on the main subject definitely works very well here! Like the casual and relaxing atmosphere.
The diagonal bar is not distracting for me, because I see it as a part of the picture. If it was gone you maybe had too much empty space to the left. Another possibility could have been to show only the net and have Asiko a little closer to it, so he would occupy more space in the frame.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Ella.
  • Mask
  • Europe
  • 15 May 2006, 09:04
I don't know if today is a bad day or what, I just don't seem to be diggin a lot of pictures today. This picture does not work for me, maybe because of the thick white bar that tries to frame the picture.
Jide Alakija: Eyah, well you can't get it right all the time can you. Thanks.
A great use of DOF the diagonal bar is a little distracting although I think if it was not there the picture would more represent incaceration than football.
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 15 May 2006, 10:30
The photo is quite ordinary, but what I really like about it is the relationship between your story and the image, that is, shooting; for goal or by camera? And "..with new gear.." - football strip or photo equipment?

By the way - is that sensor dust making the spot third square down on the left near the white bar?
I like the way youhave treated this shot by focussing on the goal net and keeping the person out of focus. Coincidently my post today also involves a football. Check it out at http://www.picturejockey.com/pblog/2006/5/manu_football_1.html
  • bruno
  • Sweden
  • 15 May 2006, 11:01
what i like with your photos is that they are just perfect all the time. i dont know how you do it but ist just perfect! my wife likes them too. take care my friend and i hope you have very nice day smile
  • Tosin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 May 2006, 11:49
Sorry Jide, but dont like this one. But i still love you!
  • sk
  • UK
  • 15 May 2006, 11:49
Mr Alaks u got a nice image here, pity bout the post in the way. shame the person in the shot is blurred, his quite a good looking fella and it would have been nice to share him with the world LOL LOL. nice shot dude
  • micki
  • 15 May 2006, 11:54
Hey, this is a fun shot!!
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 15 May 2006, 12:15
Creative! Nicely done !
  • Reza
  • United States
  • 15 May 2006, 14:59
Jide, was the blurred fella asiko? I donno, I think I have a hunch...;-)
Jide Alakija: errr...yeah...I thought I mentioned it in the caption.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 15 May 2006, 15:08
Apart from the white bar, very nice photo. I really like the idea and the toning.
  • Dave
  • United States
  • 15 May 2006, 15:27
Very nice dof work with that net!
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 15 May 2006, 17:06
I love the idea, but I don't really like the white bar. Sure, if it wasn't there then the picture might feel empty, but it's just too.. Bright...
Sorry Jide not sure this works for me!!, technically I cant see anything wrong its just not my type of pic
Having a brazilian origin I will only admit liking this one if you admit that Brazil will win the cup this summer! wink
Lovely composition, nice sharp details on the fence and good dof.
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 15 May 2006, 18:08
The diagonal bar is a bit irritating but I love ths shot : Asiko keeping a secret identity of what LOL GREAT GREAT SHOT!
  • fabrizio
  • Switzerland
  • 15 May 2006, 22:09
trough the net

well done
I kind of like it. I like the desaturated feel; it gives the photo a very melancholy mood. It's very reflective. (you've got a small artifact near the pole that needs to be removed.) Cheers, Brent

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