Jide Alakija

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photoblog image A feeling of migrain
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A feeling of migrain

Okay I am definitely going through a phase on my photoblog with Suby type shots! I started this shot with the darkness in mind. I'm not too sure I'm there with this one but with all good things you have to bring them to conclusions.

My day: Now it's Suby's turn to visit me. I wasn't feeling physically well today so I didn't get up to much. I wanted to do some photojournalism photoshooting but nothing came my way that I thought I'd capture.

Update:
Atunbi just put up his own version of this shot or at least a shot after/before I took mine. Check it out here.

comments (26)

I really like this one, her position and the light of this pic.
Jide Alakija: Thanks sguardiamo.
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Sep 2006, 00:11
Love the scene and contrast on the brickwork. Also love the pink slippers but the skin looks too plasticy compared to the harsh contrast of the steps, for me. Overall a lovely shot though.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Jamey. I did intentionally do the plastic look but maybe a bit too much.
  • Gbolahan
  • United States
  • 19 Sep 2006, 01:14
Nice shot. The color doesn't slap U in the face ...... your perception just gently blends into it.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Lahan.
  • Amebo
  • Abroad
  • 19 Sep 2006, 01:33
i wish it was me in the pic. heee hee...its lovely. she doesn't seem to be having as much pain as a migrain usually gives - the photo is quite nice!
Jide Alakija: I wonder where abroad is.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 19 Sep 2006, 01:41
I wish I looked that good when I have a regular headache never mind a migraine!

I like the tones here, the pink shoes jump out at you.

I hope you feel better.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Laurie. I'm feeling a lot better today.
  • atunbi
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Sep 2006, 02:00
Great minds think alike ooo. I swear i didnt see ya image before my posted and we have posted almost the same image. Anyway mine is better than yours he he he........

Lovely tones partner.
Jide Alakija: I saw yours and it's not exactly similar. So don't compare!
hey jide,

sorry to hear that you are under the weather. i love the pose and composition of this shot. i particularly like the depth that the stairs add to this shot. i really do like the pink shoes, however i think that they distract from the woman's pose and the feeling of the migrain.
Jide Alakija: I did actually process a version without the pink shoes or with a tamed version at least and it just looked really flat. I think the pink shoes add something to the shot as well.

Thanks.
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 19 Sep 2006, 04:06
Wow! What a dramatic scene! Excellent!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Sidney.
Haha, did you tell her to pose as if she had a migrain? Lovely tones..smile
Jide Alakija: Actually I saw her hold her head like that and I think I asked her to freeze the pose.
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Sep 2006, 07:13
very dramatic..loving the backdrop of stairs, very effective....pp is brilliant...8.75/10
cr=8.5/10
Jide Alakija: Still not a 9!
  • Funmi
  • 19 Sep 2006, 08:53
love the pose and the pink shoes...
Jide Alakija: Thanks Funmi.
  • jlc
  • 19 Sep 2006, 09:06
i love the light's work on skin here, very impressive. The Jide's touch ! wink
have a nice day
Jide Alakija: Thanks jlc, have a nice day too.
  • blacktinkerbell
  • My cubicle
  • 19 Sep 2006, 09:49
Very well done. I like it. Glad you're feeling better.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Miss blacktinkerbell.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 19 Sep 2006, 10:10
Love the composition.

Suby
Jide Alakija: But not the shot wink
  • micki
  • United States
  • 19 Sep 2006, 11:35
Isn't it fun to try something new and different? I really like the colors in this shot.

Feeling better today?
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Sep 2006, 12:08
a diva!!
  • nev
  • australia
  • 19 Sep 2006, 13:15
the pose and pp are great jide
Very lovely.. I love the way you processed this
  • marc
  • South Africa
  • 19 Sep 2006, 15:06
great pic, i like the colors, any pp or just how it came out?
You never fail not to razzle, dazzle and bamboozle with you images.
  • ndiginiz
  • New Zealand (Aotearoa)
  • 19 Sep 2006, 20:19
Tena koe ehoa
Very nicely composed image Jide.
  • Craig
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Sep 2006, 21:07
Nice tones and detail!
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Sep 2006, 21:19
The lighting of the shot is great but it's the compositional elements of the image are really pushing the buttons. I'm wondering is she in some mental turmoil, just been mugged, slightly tipsy? No idea, but it works and makes me stop and think. The scense of perspective of the steps I also like. Mal
  • sk
  • UK
  • 19 Sep 2006, 22:58
ur PP on this is awesome, love how u brought the girl out of the steps by colour toning, well done man
  • Jon
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Sep 2006, 19:19
She looks like a serious drama queen. I really like it, the exposure and composition are spot on smile
great sexy pose...i love the pattern and lines from the steps....nice compositionsmile)

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