Jide Alakija

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A lot of time was put into this image. Taking into the fact that I was experiencing a lot of banding issues with it and by the way I've worked out how to eliminate banding. I'll be putting a step by step process in the forums soon.

This is the first in the series of Sunsets I want to put up over the next few days. I have two more to process and I have an idea of what I them to look like.

As I said this image took a lot of time to process. If your screen has not been calibrated, I suggest you test it out using this simple guide. The reason I say this is because I have a screen on my other computer that is not calibrated at all and this image look very badly processed on it.

comments (20)

  • Reza
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2006, 00:47
My screen is calibrated alright...but as you said, this looks like a badly processed photo. Hmmm. Reza is worried now....maybe all of my photos are coming out crappy on other monitors...lol. that would suck
  • deedee
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2006, 01:16
omg.................... i loooooovvveeee it...... its very soothing....looks like one of those pictures in calendeers...u better start shopping round for buyers cause this is magnificent.... and it sort of reminds me of the cover of "our daily bread"
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2006, 01:44
Gorgeous shot. Stunning colors.
Awesome colors
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2006, 04:29
There are so many colors in this, it's beautiful.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2006, 04:39
Suggestion for calibrating monitors. I used the Photofriday calibration tool http://www.photofriday.com/calibrate.php and thought that was good until recently, when I was trying to get good color prints I discovered that it isn't accurate enough. I recently got a Huey http://www.pantone.com/products/products.asp?idSubArea=0&idArea=2&idProduct=103&idArticleType_Products=0 and it really is a fantastic little device and well worth the $90 US is cost me. After initial calibration it sits on the desk monitoring the light levels inthe room and adjusting the monotor to correct for the changing light no matter how subtle the change may be.
  • shooter
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Jul 2006, 07:24
Hi Jide, I think this is a lovely shot, it is superbly processed, and I am sure it would be perfect for a greeting card/calendar, I must say it seems a step in another direction for you, but on this result you are there already my friend....
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 1 Jul 2006, 08:38
Liking this, absolutely stunning.

This is lovely! And if I still need to calibrate my monitor then I'm sure I'm going faint when I see the image again (after calibration lol). I'm loving it!
really nice colours in the image! like the small piece of sun peeking over the clouds..
  • Mona
  • London
  • 1 Jul 2006, 13:18
Perfect capture, 10/10

  • Azhar
  • India
  • 1 Jul 2006, 13:35
Ok well it's good, but I usually associate sunrises/sets to have more dramatic vivid saturated bright colours instead of the suttle vividity here. See digitalscenic.blogspot.com to see what I mean.
None the less you captured some stunning colours here I've never seen before in a sunrise/set.
I guess the thing with taking pictures and visiting blogs is that pretty soon everything starts to look the same. Its always nice to come across something interpreted differently. This is one of them. Well done!!

But "Sleeping Sun" Jide?!?!? Can't you just be a bit more imaginative and daring in titling your stunning images. Boring, steal if necessary!
Jide Alakija: Sorry dude. I'm not a titling person. I just see an image I like and I take it and process it. If find titling really deep and as you know, that's not my forte. Sorry. Too superficial for my own liking. :d
  • incubus
  • Europe
  • 1 Jul 2006, 16:17
Jide, you have captured an amazing moment!! Well done!, u inspire me smile
The colors are stunning, great shot and good processing.
  • Olumide
  • Birmingham (UK)
  • 1 Jul 2006, 20:32
It's so hot it could pass for a painting. I love it!
  • micki
  • 1 Jul 2006, 23:17
On my screen this looks lovely!!
  • Morenike
  • Nigeria
  • 3 Jul 2006, 11:16
Jide Alakija: Thank you!
  • Funmi
  • 3 Jul 2006, 14:06
Well done... truly amazing
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 12 Jul 2006, 18:55
This is my preferred sun shot, I think it has the best balance and colour range for me. smile I guess they're all good but this is my choice tongue

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