Jide Alakija

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This is a shot of Agery of Siani, a UK based Gospel group. This was taken the same time as this shot. I played around with the colour of the dress in this one, it was originally yellow also played around with the background too. I'm quite pleased with this one.

My day: Another day editing and processing photographs from Nkechi and Vidya's wedding. Atunbi also spent the afternoon with me talking about you know what.....PHOTOGRAPHY!

Here a semi processed version of the shot without the colour manipulation.

comments (31)

  • nev
  • Australia
  • 12 Sep 2006, 02:06
I like the dreamy quality of the shot and the light on her legs.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Nev.
  • Suby
  • MK, UK
  • 12 Sep 2006, 07:21
I love this shot and the processing bro, you definitely get a big fat "I LIKEY" from the Subster. Awesosme awesome shot, whats not to like, composed pefectly, snapped perfect, edited PERFECT, in all a PERFECTLY PERFECT SHOT,you sure I did not take this shot? grin grin grin

Jealous Suby
Jide Alakija: Hmmmm...last I checked, I think a Suby Spirit was around to provide some inspiration. wink
  • Suby
  • MK, UK
  • 12 Sep 2006, 07:21
P.s,
Smacks of HDR
Jide Alakija: HDR???? Nah! Not here.
A very good portrait.
Jide Alakija: Thank you.
  • Mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Sep 2006, 09:11
It's her pose Jide that I really like very regal almost arogant, beautiful girl, lovely shot. Mal
Jide Alakija: Thanks Mal. I've just put up a semi processed version of the shot. Check it out! Your comments very much appreciated
  • Tosin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Sep 2006, 09:32
I am not so sure about this one. I think that the richness of her skin tone has been lost with the lighting. She looks some what bleached out I my opinion.I also dont think it is such a flattering pose for the model. She looks very tired around the eyes. Maybe a face on shot was not the best for this person.
One thing i do like is the shape that her body makes in the dress as she sits on the chair.

All in all baby - sorry this is not one of my favourite shots
  • Ellen
  • New Zealand
  • 12 Sep 2006, 10:29
She looks like a godess in a temple! Really lovely
Jide Alakija: Thanks Ellen, I've just put up a semi processed version of the shot. Check it out! Your comments very much appreciated
  • ndiginiz
  • New Zealand (Aotearoa)
  • 12 Sep 2006, 11:13
Tena koe ehoa
The image is superlative Jide. Like Mal I really like the aristocratic pose up until the gesture of her right hand.
Jide Alakija: Thanks ndiginiz, I've just put up a semi processed version of the shot. Check it out! Your comments very much appreciated
  • micki
  • United States
  • 12 Sep 2006, 11:21
This is stunning and she is beautiful and well poised! Definitely one of your best portraits, you should be pleased!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Micki, I've just put up a semi processed version of the shot. Check it out! Your comments very much appreciated.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 12 Sep 2006, 11:27
Very pretty, curious what the yellow was like.
Jide Alakija: I've just put up a semi processed version of the shot. Check it out! Your comments very much appreciated.
Surreal, doesnt look like its a real person!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Craig, I've just put up a semi processed version of the shot. Check it out! Your comments very much appreciated.
  • donchichi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Sep 2006, 12:36
Nice one.
It's amazing how you brought the picture to life from what it was originally. Very impressive.
Good work.
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 12 Sep 2006, 12:38
Ooh, now there's a great way to spice up a B&Q garden bench if ever I saw one.

Jokes aside, I find this subject quite tantalising, courtesy of the diaphanous gown. You've clearly spent time arranging the pose and the drape of the gown, which are very nice.

My only concern is that the model's expression is a bit more threatening thanI would expect with the pose. The pose says "look at me" the expression says "look at me if you dare". A bit of a conflict, I think.
  • Mr Skee
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Sep 2006, 12:41
Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera. -Yousuf Karsh, "Master Photographers – The World’s Great Photographers on their Art and Technique". Today's food for thought. smile
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Sep 2006, 14:55
Looking at the semi processed version and the finished work makes me love this shot even more. Dang bro, such and impressive piece of PPing.

Now people this is what I call how to wake up a shot, this shot packs so much depth it's as if the image is about to come to life, whereas the semi original is nice but flat & lacks that oomph. I really am loving this image with every veiw.

Suby
  • Tunmida
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Sep 2006, 15:52
Lovely shot Jide, the composition and execution is well done. Also like the pping that makes her look soft. A well struck pose as well....well done bruv
love the colors from the fabric....beautiful hilight and great compositionsmile))
Wow what a difference from the original..I can never understand how to get the colour and effect as you did...need to learn all this some day..really great..
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Sep 2006, 17:29
As suby said, very hdr feel and thats cool....cant say more than whats been said...8.75/10
cr=9/10
  • photowannabe
  • San Francisco Bay Area, California
  • 12 Sep 2006, 20:23
Elegant...
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Sep 2006, 21:01
I think the pink definitely works better than the yellow. Good choise on converting it.
hey jide,

a brilliant shot. it is very dreamy, yet regal all at the same time. a spectacular capture. i think that the pink definately works better than the yellow, so a really nice job on the pping.
  • David Lawrence
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Sep 2006, 22:27
Amazing transformation.
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 12 Sep 2006, 23:23
OK, in terms of photoprocessing then it's as usual spot in. In terms of framing I think that you crowded her a little therefore she doesn't look as graceful and serene (as well as powerful) as she feels a little 'contained'. Also the clipping of the bottom of the dress distracts me, crop a lot or dont crop but not a little. smile
  • Attah
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Sep 2006, 23:54
lady does have the presence!
Stunning work... Great colours!
Michael
  • Alicia
  • United States
  • 13 Sep 2006, 00:24
I love the flowing pink color and the stately look on the woman's face. I must say you did an excellent job post processing. There's a certain glow that's had to describe.
  • Jon
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Sep 2006, 09:30
She looks very proud and confident. Classy shot Jide.
  • Amebo
  • Abroad
  • 19 Sep 2006, 01:42
absoluteLY STUNNINGGGGG.... love it.
  • Funmi
  • 19 Sep 2006, 09:06
very good work!!! love the background even more...
This is fantastic! Love the fluid fabric, love the tone of her face...the rest of it almost looks like a pencil drawsing. I really like it.

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