Jide Alakija

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Sunset at the Docks in 1955

This is the other shot I promised. I took this shot the same time as yesterdays. I originally tried to do this in colour but the light was very flat.

Also one  more thing, this is one of the few sepia toned images I have ever put up so be tender with me here.

On another note, I just got this new Nokia 6233 and on first glance it looked like a new winner in the 6200 series I started using the phone and after 2 days of having it in my possesion I want to return it to the phone company. It's been heating up 10 mins into my calls. I'm not one for speaking long on the phone but 10 mins is too short for a phone to heat up. After 15 mins you start to have a headache. The question I want to ask is, is this normal? Does anyone else have this phone? What phone do you recommend I ask for in exchange (I'm not into fancy phones that can almost fly at the push of a button)

comments (19)

  • Omiran
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Jul 2006, 01:42
Jide Check this link for more info on the issue of the mobile Phone.


Not too sure bout the Pic here..
Jide Alakija: It's one of my experiments. I wasn't sure how it would be taken so viola!

Thanks for the link. grin
This is a very well done seascape reminiscent of another era. The subtle sepia is very nice. looks very eerie but gooooood
Jide Alakija: Thanks Neil. I'm glad you like it. Now I look at it I'm not sure it's complete, but it's on it's way there. As I said another one of my experiments.
well done! i really like the impact that the sepia tones have on the photo. i have been trying to shoot by the water recently, and the haze just prevents the colors from coming through. sepia is a really awesome choice. also, the sepia reminds me of a wwII battle photo. great job!
Jide Alakija: I like the wwII battle photo. That's what I thought when I was processing it too. Thanks nicole.
  • shooter
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Jul 2006, 07:57
Hi Jide, well, this is very different for you, my first impression was Jide had a heavy night watching footie, got hammered and then realised he should post so did but sent the wrong image. In spite of this intro I do actually like this, very impressionist and painterly, and it almost resembles a pinhole image on paper. I actually like the lack of sharpness as it adds to the overall mood, the processing accentuates this also. In summary then my friend, I like it, not your best but hey, photography is about experimentation, so get the lab coat on again.....
Jide Alakija: To be honest you are almost right. The game had an effect on what I wanted to post. I had sooooo many iterations on this one. I ended up deciding on creating the WWII battle photo that nicole was referring too.
  • Steve
  • GB
  • 6 Jul 2006, 09:06
I'm really struggling with this image - there doesn't seem to be anything in focus. I'm not a big fan of vignetting anyway, but I find this a bit heavy and unevenly applied, so it's intrusive. Seems to be some colour effect like chromatic aberration around the right-hand structures. Looks like you up-rez'd by 100% and I'm wondering why. A puzzling picture.
Jide Alakija: Let's see....imagine you were in the 1950's....now look at the shot again.
  • barbara
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Jul 2006, 09:33
I'm not sure how to articulate this..but only you could get away with this. It has an otherworldiness and painted feel about it.
Jide Alakija: Now that sounds like a real compliment, however in your humble opinion it's not a great photo....right? If that's the case I guess that's what I was trying to archive.
Hi Jide

You are very good photographer and most certainly a good post processor and once in a while you post pictures where there is a sort of hidden agenda(I think).

I would have given the sky some more work(more detail) maybe using this little trick http://www.thedailyshooter.com./article/Increasing+Your+Dynamic+Range+in+Post+Processing

I love sepia and your blend is nice dark but soft one.

Mobile phones?

I own a Sony-Ericsson p900 but my next buy is going to be a Qtek phone which I find very appealing for a semi-tech nerd. They have 2 version I Like Qtek 9100 but would be just as happy with Qtek 8310
is this a photo of great F. Capa? wink
  • E Etomi
  • United States
  • 6 Jul 2006, 11:22
The sepia tone and the ships...It does look like a an old pic.
Looks like something from an encyclopedia -nice
  • micki
  • 6 Jul 2006, 12:31
I love sepia toned images. This is a very good image!
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 6 Jul 2006, 12:33
Hmmm i know you're going for the oldish look, but for me I don't like this much, too old or just too well...dull: that may be the point but meh , not for me anyways.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Jul 2006, 12:42
I like the 1955 look.
  • Craig
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Jul 2006, 13:56
Cool shot, I love the soft focus and colours.
  • Mona
  • London
  • 6 Jul 2006, 19:14
Why 1955 though? Is it cos of the look, or there is some relation of this pic with '55...sorry I read too much meaning into these things hehe...yet another cool pic.

Jide Alakija: The look....grin
  • Mr Skee
  • SkeeTown (SL)
  • 6 Jul 2006, 20:15
I just got a SPV m600, it rocks, plus I can use skype on it + WiFi smile
thats cool you can use skype on it now! do you have a good internet plan on your phone cause those cellphone navigate plans can be killer.
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 7 Jul 2006, 10:41
This looks like one of the shots taken from the bomb doors of B52's in WWII...stunning processing.
  • david
  • England
  • 7 Jul 2006, 11:31
terrific shot; i for one love this old/new vibe!

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