Jide Alakija

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More from the game, but another game which I love, American Football. The refs are figures that hardly make headlines unless they are contraversial. This is a shot to depict the dark side of them. I hope you like it.

Post processing: Sharpening through alpha channel, Levels to correct colour, channel mixer to desaturate, color balance for toning and selective color for further corrections.
Crop: None

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comments (16)

  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 May 2006, 00:10
For some strange reason my eyes are just drawn to his pointing hands and the way in which the rope is biting into his flesh!
Lovely capture Jide.
Sorry I missed your conversation.
LOL. Thank you for believing in me grin
Jide Alakija: Thanks man!
  • Reza
  • United States
  • 28 May 2006, 00:33
Here goes nothin'

-Intresting perspective
-total composition
-DOF works nicely here.

-For some reason the darkened top bothers me. It's hard to feel this shot with that darkenedness.

Overall, I like this shot. It's nicely composed.
Jide Alakija: The dark top comes from the Shade provided by the roof. Thanks Reza.
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 28 May 2006, 04:37
I don't really like the colour tones, but I like the composition and DOF, well taken.
nice composition indeed! hmm.. you are trying to depict the dark side?
  • shooter
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 May 2006, 08:21
I love the shape and colour, I like it...
  • jlc
  • 28 May 2006, 09:17
the two foot under the arm are funny wink
nice colors wink
  • Ella
  • Germany
  • 28 May 2006, 10:01
Well, refs don't have an easy life I guess smile! Great DOF and composition. Maybe the scene would have been a little more joyful with more sun or a crowd sitting on the bleachers (two elements which one unfortunately cannot order).
  • micki
  • 28 May 2006, 10:30
Absolutely love this perspective!
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 28 May 2006, 13:05
I love the shot : looks like similar PP as yesterday very well done.Love the composition.GREAT GREAT SHOT!!!
  • suby
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 May 2006, 15:03
Lovely stonking smile
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 28 May 2006, 15:05
Nice composition! Great DOF!

Too dark????
Great shot! Beautiful lightning and great tones! You've definetely captured the moment!
Brilliant smile
Nice framing, great shot. Love the stripes and the dof is spot on!
Great use of DOF. Very nice
  • Mona
  • London
  • 31 May 2006, 10:23
I hope you're getting some good money for some pictures you take. You have a good eye.

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