Jide Alakija

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I promised that I'd put something else today, however I didn't get the opportunity to go out and shoot the way I wanted to. Also the type of shots I have in the archive that aren't landscape usually take ages to process. This is one from the archive too, I took this last year on my way home from Central London.

For those of you who are wondering what I am shooting (those who don't live in London), this is a scene of Canary Wharf, the new banking district of London. I hope you are all having a great weekend. I'll try and put something else tomorrow. I hope!!!

comments (20)

  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 12 Aug 2006, 00:04
You took it from inside a train. Nice processing. Happy weekend!
Jide Alakija: Yup, on one those train journeys to south east London.
hey jide,

i really like the colors and the landscape in this shot. i think that the reflection in the window distracts from the landscape.
Jide Alakija: The reflection is the only thing that I could use to show that I was on a train when this was taken hence I left it there.
  • jt
  • United States
  • 12 Aug 2006, 02:22
I really like the color in the sky.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Travis.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 12 Aug 2006, 06:54
Really interesting with the reflection. I love the colors.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Laurie.
  • jlc
  • 12 Aug 2006, 07:11
Very nice color work here. i love this shot and the reflexion on windows wink
Jide Alakija: Thanks jlc.
  • incubus
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Aug 2006, 08:26
Jide Alakija: Thanks...Why you like it though?
  • Diya
  • Switzerland
  • 12 Aug 2006, 09:15
Hi Jide

What to say as always a wonderful shot youÂ’re presenting us.

I like the reflection of the (train?) window, it gives the shot some lively tension and it is not just a beautiful landscape/city picture. Very inspiring, thank you

Have a good weekend ;o))
Jide Alakija: Thanks Diya, yes it was on a train window.
  • Yẹni
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Aug 2006, 10:47
a bit curious about the reflection on the window...
Jide Alakija: What's tapping your curiousity? wink
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 12 Aug 2006, 11:19
For a train shot this is rather good, (none of mine ever come out this good sad) NOT FAIR smile

Have a chilled weekend bro.

Jide Alakija: I think you should see the pre-processed version before you make that judgement. It had very little colour in it. I just improved the colour in this one.
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 12 Aug 2006, 12:35
Lovely shot, really like its suttle impact. GREAT GREAT SHOT!!!
Jide Alakija: Thanks sir.
Wow !
The colors from red to purple and blue are incredible
Standing Ovation !!
Jide Alakija: You make me laugh! Thanks!
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 12 Aug 2006, 14:40
Hi Jide...Thanks for asking what Rob will be doing. My son is a soldier in the Army and has been in training for the last 11 months. He just completed training and was home for a (too) short leave. Georgia is his first Permanent Change of Station (his first permanent unit). He is my first child to grow up and leave the "nest" and it's been difficult for me. He will be 21 in the Fall. My other 2 boys are not that far behind. They are both teens and growing up too fast.
Jide Alakija: WOW! I can't even phantom the thought of my kids leaving the "nest", I don't even have kids yet. It must be tough. I left home when I was 16 (home being Nigeria) and have got so used to being away now that I no longer call it home.
  • Nkem
  • United States
  • 12 Aug 2006, 16:22
It's quite incredible that this works. The colours are briliant.
  • incubus
  • Europe
  • 12 Aug 2006, 16:37
Loving the colours!!! the fact that it looks so real yet sooo perfect!! I must say though that the reflection from the window is abit distracting!!
it looks so idyllic
Oh, I remember that train line from my time in London. Looks like you got the perfect light there, Looks gr8.
  • Funmi
  • 14 Aug 2006, 13:20
really cool. the purple coloured sky makes it even better... i agree dat d reflection may be a bit distracting, but on the other hand it adds character to the entire picture...
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 14 Aug 2006, 13:59
For me you need the reflection, without it the context would be lost.
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Aug 2006, 12:38
That's so simple it's brilliant. Well done.
  • Sele
  • The Wharf
  • 16 Aug 2006, 19:26
Money Shot!!!

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