Jide Alakija

03 Jul 2006 1,357 views
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Sleeping sun #3

The final in the installment, it's rather subtle compared to the rest. As I said it was really stubborn to process and I almost didn't put it up. Since I promised I would I decided to just put it up anyway. I initially wanted to give it a light blue tone and keep the sun yellow and red but some how it became flat doing it that way and this was more dramatic.

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  • Mr Skee
  • Skeetown (SL)
  • 3 Jul 2006, 00:30
I do like skyscapes, I used to paint alot of them back in the day, I also like the Turner watercolour series, with all the vibrant colours,

Ok, OK, this is photography, not painting, so i'll simply say, I don't like this, the colours look very "Dirty", the composition, I feel is too dark as for some reason you have given this picture an under exposed feeling that is not working.

With skylines, before you can successfully alter them, you really need to understand the nature and characteristics of them, otherwise, they look very odd.

Was there really a need to process this shot?
Jide Alakija: Thanks for your points. As you know I don't normally do things the conventional way just as I see them. Taken your points on board though. Did the under exposed thing on purpose because I preferred the look.
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jul 2006, 01:09
That big, black triangle in the bottom right of the frame keep pulling my eye towards it, which I don't like but the rest of the shot worls quite well. I find it really hard to process skyscape type shots as well.
Jide Alakija: I think when I did this I must have put the vignetting layer above all layers, bad thing Jide. Thanks Jamey for commenting.
  • sk
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jul 2006, 06:29
I think this is the best one so far, nice one. I do have a niggle with the vignetting to the side at the bottom (is it really vignetting?)
Jide Alakija: Hmmm....thanks for that seems that side issue is more a problem than anything.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 3 Jul 2006, 07:04
For me it just looks good, Know Skee sees the techie aspect of this shot as he is a painter, but what do I know about paintings? (nothing last time I checked), so from this layman I think this is a lovely lovely shot which will fill at home hung large on a wall, So bro, you get a coveted "I likey" from the Susbter for this.

Suby smile
Jide Alakija: Thanks Subster. Glad my work can please you this morning.
  • micki
  • 3 Jul 2006, 11:39
I would love to see a sunset even half this good where I live right now. Beautiful image!
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 3 Jul 2006, 11:47
Seems like I like dark and moody pics.
  • Craig
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jul 2006, 12:41
WOW - that sun looks amazing, with the clouds cutting it! Stunning shot!
  • Funmi
  • 3 Jul 2006, 14:04
I love this... basically because i love rain and this reminds me of rain!
wow! the best of this series!!
What a great shot lovely tones and colours
The dark colors made me feel like the apocalypse is coming. End of the world..very scary.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 3 Jul 2006, 16:55
The colors and the perspective here are wonderful.
Fantastic. I know how hard it can be to keep detail in the sun during sunset shots. I normally don't have much luck! The subtle colour is ery nice too. It's quite 'calming'.
  • Femi Shabs
  • United States
  • 8 Jul 2006, 02:43
Ominous. Not sure why anyone finds this shot 'calming'. Its pretty unsettling to me...at any rate, it's provoked some strong emotions, the hallmark of an interesting shot...
  • Abimbola
  • UK
  • 10 Jul 2006, 12:50
this pic kept me "still" for a while,somehow scary...but its got a lot of depth to it......
Jide, u and ur lenses!!!

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