Jide Alakija

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This image is for Suby. A lesson in the mundane. When you take a shot of something that's rather inanimate always focus on the handy work of the craftman who made it. For instance in this peice the detail on the metallic rope is the main focus here. Also the fact that I have placed the flats in the background in this puts it in perspective. I'll be looking for more like these to put up, hopefully I'll have another tomorrow to create a series out of.

comments (16)

  • Ari
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Sep 2006, 00:25
This is a really good shot. The angle is great, and so is the detail...down to the cobwebs. Well done!
Jide Alakija: Thnx Ari. I'm hoping to get more to complete the series.
Nice one Jid.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Oz.
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Sep 2006, 07:06
nice one jide...a very good way to explain inaimate photography....7.5/10
Jide Alakija: Oh! I've dropped. THis wasn't an easy shot to get you know! I almost fell into the river because of it.
  • Jon
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Sep 2006, 08:57
Good DOF and nice tones. Nice one.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Jon.
Very nice !!! lovely result !
Jide Alakija: Thanks.
A very nice shot once again, very detailed and great composition. This is an artistic view wich is very well done with a great choice of B&W.
Bravo smile
Jide Alakija: Thanks.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 30 Sep 2006, 10:45
So according to Sinem "WOW", according to Suby, it's aiight LOL smile grin

Lovely DOF looks like it's snowing, a snowy theme maybe smile

Suby & Sinem
Jide Alakija: Well I guess Suby is not learning is he......Sinem should teach you a thing of two.
  • Mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Sep 2006, 12:49
I like the use of blurry lead in line and blurry lead out line of the harbour from the top rope clamp. Mal
Wasn't going to say anything (cos it's all be said), but this is really, really good picture. the focus, DOF, PP - spot on. One question, when you post a picture like this don't you feel like you've raised the scale (and peoples expectations) and after this you can't go back...? talk about pressure. Anyway, i take this as a sign of better things to come cos this is another level o wink.
Wasn't going to say anything (cos it's all be said), but this is really, really good picture. the focus, DOF, PP - spot on. One question, when you post a picture like this don't you feel like you've raised the scale (and peoples expectations) and after this you can't go back...? talk about pressure. Anyway, i take this as a sign of better things to come cos this is another level o wink.

P.S. wonder how the spam (comment) above from Mr. auto insurance got thru to your blog?
Jide Alakija: I'm not worried that I can't go back as I know I can, I just have to take more pictures to get the perfect one. Ok now that sounded rather pompus of me but it's true, it gets to a stage that you know how to please your audience with all sorts of images but that also depends on who the audience are and how easily pleased they are with your work. Now not saying that they are too easily pleased but ....aahahhh whatever...you get the point...
  • Elsie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Sep 2006, 14:16
Hey, guess whos got her own photoblog!! I am feeling very inadequate though, both in subjects and skill. I hope youre good.. I lost my phone like 2 weeks ago so I dont have ur number. Theres a couple of things ive been trying to figure out, driving me up the wall. Could u give me a call, or email your number. Help!! Love your picture today, reminds me of the great one of the cleats u did a while ago. speak soon, check my photo (dont be harsh please smile
off the hinges!
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Sep 2006, 18:39
fabulous!! I really think this is a terrific photo!!!
One of your best imho
  • deji77
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Sep 2006, 21:46
Very nice. The cobwebs also add a lot of character to the shot.
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Oct 2006, 15:05
Nice texture shot. I like the way you've reversed the general principle of the eye being drawn to the brightest parts of an image.
  • David
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Oct 2006, 10:08
Depth of field put to good use, also like the fall off
in density of the flats behind.Good shot.

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