Jide Alakija

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One of those days

I changed my mind about the image originally wanted to put up. I had a second thought on it and the way I processed it. It wasn't quite right. Anyway I found a substitute to take it's place. I went out for a very long walk along the banks again today and watched the tide drop as the sun set. On my way back home I was able to capture about 300 moments. When I downloaded the images to my computer, I started filtering the ones that I thought would make it to the blog. Believe it or not, this was the only one I could find out of the lot. All the others were rubbish!

What does that mean? I have to go out tomorrow to get more shots, if I find the time, otherwise the shot meant for today is coming up. Oh yeah it's Friday, what have you got planned for the weekend? As for me, work work work.

Have a good weekend.

comments (28)

  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 30 Jun 2006, 00:29
Take it easy bro. Relax, why not take a likkle break from thinking for like a day to recharge your battery, take Tosin out sightseeing, or just chill with the remote in one hand and Tosin in the other all day Saturday (lucky bro) smile

Lovely shot smile
Jide Alakija: Thanks for the tip Suby, however Tosin and I might actually be opening a stall for "Scent Olive" (http://www.scentolive.com) on Saturday at Greenwich market together. We'll see how it goes.
  • Reza
  • United States
  • 30 Jun 2006, 00:45
I come back and I see THIS. This is a good day!

-Subjects...sooooooo nice.
-The shadows, the contrast, its all soo nice. smile
-Color tones. Ooo...your breakin' me Jide.


Overall, I love this. So calm, so relaxing, so pretty!

The weekend for me..well, working and working. Watching the Germany and Argentina game (GO ARGENTINA! Messi OWNS!) Watching Italy and Ukraine go at it, then England and Portigul, then Brazil and France. I have to say, these games are going to be spectacular! I want France to win again, Zidane is my buddy, he's just such lazy but amazing player. Lazy passes = GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL!

Then again, I LOVE Brazil (who doesn't?. I just cant wait to hit up Worldcup.com to watch the highlights then to bittorrent to watch the actual games. smile
Jide Alakija: What the? You mean you don't watch the games live? WOW! Poor you. I guess for you there is a hugh time difference so it's a lot asking.

Thanks Reza and welcome back.
  • Reza
  • United States
  • 30 Jun 2006, 00:50
Thanks Jide smile

I do watch games live when I'm not at work. But I work 9-5 and games start at 10.00 AM. smile
wow..really neat shot...lovely detail and color tonesmile)
great lighting and focus in this one!
  • Tosin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Jun 2006, 10:18
very beautiful. I love this shot!!!
  • Lars
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Jun 2006, 10:41
The background - is that reflections in the water? It looks very nice against the plants in the foreground. I also like the dark "border" here - how the top dark area is wider than the rest; it makes the photo well-balanced. The sephia like colors work well with the plants.
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 30 Jun 2006, 10:50
This is a skill I want to learn. Beautifully composed and processed.
Jide Alakija: Something tells me that you already have that skill. I just don't think you've found the subject to try it out.
  • micki
  • 30 Jun 2006, 11:21
I like Suby's suggestion!

One good shot a day is really an amazing feat, if you think about it. I tell myself that a lot--and try to remember the photographers of generations ago who sometimes wouldn't even get that.

This is an beautiful image!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Micki. Really encouraging.
  • Morenike
  • Nigeria
  • 30 Jun 2006, 12:49
this picture makes me smile
Jide Alakija: really? Then I think I'll put a lot more of these more often.
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 30 Jun 2006, 12:50
Fantastic shot, I love your processing, the blackening and that tonish colour is WOW.
Thou are bestowed with the GREAT GREAT GREAT SHOT! for this.
  • Idefix
  • Germany
  • 30 Jun 2006, 13:01
This is stunning stunning stunning !
That play with the depth of field is magic, the colours against that serene dark background work a treat. Just beautiful, Thanks!
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Jun 2006, 13:06
beautiful depth here. Colortone is also great.

Have a great and sunny weekend!
  • sk
  • United States
  • 30 Jun 2006, 13:19
Oga Alaks, this is an interesting image
I like this... can you tell us what kind of post processing did you use on it, please?
Jide Alakija: Not much alberto actually. These are rosemary flowers and as you know they are purple in colour. All I've done is created a greyscale version of the shot and played with the Hue/Saturation to create the brown feel to it. Then used the colour balance adjustment to create the greens on the stem. That's it really.

Oh yeah I also used a gradient to put in the vignetting too at the top and at the sides and a little bit at the bottom.
  • Ian
  • Australia
  • 30 Jun 2006, 14:26
Love the vignetting and contrast in this - Looks great!!
Nice shot, good atmosfere.
  • Anne
  • Naija
  • 30 Jun 2006, 15:33
Good shot. Love the shade of greens. This is a will sell pic! Well done
Nicely processed Jide. and nicely shot. Like Rezmeister said gives a really peaceful feeling. Have a good weekend and don't work too hard.
I think you have an excellent image here. its moody but has beautiful tones.
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 30 Jun 2006, 19:42
Nicely processed. Have a great weekend! I'm going to be preparing myself for an interesting week and weekend to follow smile
  • Marina
  • Germany
  • 1 Jul 2006, 09:04
Wow. Very beautiful. Great light.
  • Mona
  • London
  • 1 Jul 2006, 13:17
Really pretty and peaceful, what are these called?

The pains of growing up in photography I guess: "good pictures" become increasingly harder to find. In the past I used to literarily fill up my 1GB card in a couple of hours. These days in the same time I probably get less than 100 shots.
  • Funmi
  • 3 Jul 2006, 14:09
very detailed, very nice.
Fantastic tones. A great lanscape shot. Good work.
  • sarahlouise
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Sep 2006, 14:09
gorgeous, you have reinspired me to go travelling and take better stuff!

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