Jide Alakija

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As you can tell this is in line with the first image, however in the evening time. Not much to say here. For those of you who are wondering this was captured along the Third Mainland Bridge. I personally prefer the first one but as usual this is a different image.

I put a bit of noise (not much) in this image just in the same way my friend shooter does his but I think his is natural though.

comments (29)

  • BeakerSt
  • shutterchance
  • 19 Jul 2006, 00:04
I agree and prefer the first one as the serenity of a single boat matches the colours and tones along with the simplicity and calm of the surroundings. This loses the serenity due to the extra boats but had I not seen yesterday I would still love this.

Is this rush hour then?
Jide Alakija: You could call it that yes. wink
  • Mona
  • London
  • 19 Jul 2006, 02:03
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 19 Jul 2006, 04:51
I think this one is quite lovely too. I only wish the boat on the far left was all in or all out of the shot, otherwise it's very lovely.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Jul 2006, 06:18
prefer yesterday's, but this is also a beauty..smile
  • shooter
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Jul 2006, 06:46
Jide of the two I think I also prefer the previous image, that said this is still a beautiful shot, it's very evocative and has a dream like quality shot, and for what it's worth I would have cropped off the two boats far left, thanks for the link...
  • sk
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Jul 2006, 06:54
prefer the first one as well, both good stuff
  • Frank
  • Germany
  • 19 Jul 2006, 07:53
Very nice shot.
  • dezhare
  • somewhere far far away
  • 19 Jul 2006, 09:26
very postcard-ish!! nice
  • barbara
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Jul 2006, 09:28
I always love looking at those "boats" when I go over the bridge... this is a beautiful capture. Guess these are the guys that live in the community I photographed and posted a while back!
  • incubus
  • Europe
  • 19 Jul 2006, 09:53
i agree with dezhare smile
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Jul 2006, 10:18
Funny thing was I did not like yesterdays shot (hence no comments) but looking at this shot, it definitely strikes a cord with me, It's almost similar to yesterdays shot but to me stands out much more. I like it soo much you definetly get an "I Likey" from me.

Don't ask me why, I just look at images and if they do not knock me for six or grow on me after a few hours, it falls into the realms of "okay" shots.

I also love the tones used on both shots, maybe it's the fact that there are more boats in this shot than yesterdays shot that does it for me, I don't know. But well done for 2 excellent images.

  • Vidya
  • Singapore
  • 19 Jul 2006, 10:48
Nice one !
  • micki
  • United States
  • 19 Jul 2006, 11:10
I prefer the first one, too; but this image is still phenomenal!! The lighting on these is too lovely!
  • Tosin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Jul 2006, 12:29
this is really really really lovely!!!!! I want this for my home! What do you think Jide? ;-)
  • chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Jul 2006, 12:32
Beautiful soft scene, love the tone and peace it sends out.
  • Idefix
  • Germany
  • 19 Jul 2006, 12:33
I like this just as much as the first one. It is different, but just as powerful..... Like Tosin I can picture this, blown up to a large size and printed and mounted on canvas, on my wall.
  • Craig
  • London
  • 19 Jul 2006, 15:47
For me this one is better than yesterdays!
this is absolutely gorgeous! it looks like a early 20th century japanese woodblock print!
  • Oz
  • United States
  • 19 Jul 2006, 17:26
Loves it!!
i love the space here....beautiful soft tonesmile)
  • faustina
  • United States
  • 19 Jul 2006, 18:00
this is such a beautiful picture. I love the amound of sky space. It is really amazing.
I am not sure which one I prefer out of the two, I have this thing about a clear definition of space within an image. I am refering to the sky & the waterbody. where those the sea meet the sky in the image? maybe you can PP another one. Am I make any sense at all.
  • Jonathan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Jul 2006, 19:37
Really nice soft tones, makes me feel very calm. Very nice shot.
  • Steve
  • GB
  • 19 Jul 2006, 20:29
I prefer this to yesterday's because yesterday's seemed to be a bit too plain. Great tones in this, but given the featurelessness of the sky I might have preferred a bit more land. Shame you didn't get all of the leftmost boat 'cos that might have looked pretty neat with the three boats all lined up. It's a good shot though, very tranquil.
  • Jon
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Jul 2006, 22:43
I prefer yesterdays. I felt it had a stronger composition, with the boat having more impact.
  • Jamey
  • United States
  • 19 Jul 2006, 23:03
I have to say I also prefer yesterday's. I like the plants sticking out of the water but the boat on the far left, the one that's half in, half out the frame... I don't like that at all. The shots would probably make a nice pair, side by side thought. This one would need to go on the right, I think.
  • tetsu
  • Japan
  • 20 Jul 2006, 04:42
Wow!! Beautiful landscpae!! So nice!
  • marcel
  • germany
  • 20 Jul 2006, 21:56
this is a wonderful shot! the low contrast, the light and the unique kind of boats that make this look like from a former time.
  • A.
  • Singapore
  • 9 Aug 2006, 19:34
This is seriously gorgeous in terms of tone and colour!! So painterly. I wonder if a cinematic 2.35:1 crop would be more effective though? Blank space doesn't quite work for me, but that's just my point of view. Aside from that, I think the quality of work on your site is really quite high and I'm kind of surprised to see that you're not a professional - you're better than a lot of pros I've seen online.

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