Jide Alakija

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Another blog I've been hovering is Julien's photo blog in Montreal, Canada. One of my favourite photoblogs on the internet. I drew some inspiration from him for this image. I like the sharpness and richness in his images and I think I've achieved something up that street with this image, I'll leave that to Julien to decide. I haven't put up a long exposure night shot up in almost a year now. So I'm due something special.

This image for may not appeal to some of you who are very used to me putting up something with people and with something you can relate to. I've decided to start revisiting some of the old places that I visited during my journey in photography, one of which was long exposure. I'd like to do some more still life later on and maybe some creative poses in portraiture. Let's see how it goes.

Thanks for all the great comments on yesterdays post, I certainly am on a journey to try out new things with photography and have been ever since I started this photoblog. I somehow forgot to put up some images of my own or based my own interpretation that would have been developed by now.

Finally for some of you wondering why the traffic is moving in the "wrong" direction, no I haven't reversed this image, this image was taken in Prague, yeah they followed the Americans by driving on the wrong side of the road.


comments (26)

  • Mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Oct 2006, 00:07
This I would not have down for a Mr J Image, however, this is my kind of favoured thing and it's good. Mal
Jide Alakija: Mr J, me or Julien? Thanks either way.
muy espectacular,linda imagen.
Jide Alakija: Gracias.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 12 Oct 2006, 00:50
absolutely love this one jide. lovely lines and light a combo i really like.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Nev.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 12 Oct 2006, 01:50
Loving the clarity to this shot.
Suby
Jide Alakija: Thanks Suby.
  • Yinkavelli
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Oct 2006, 04:15
Hit them with the futuristic!!

Like som'n outta starwars. May the force be with you young skywalker. Much skills you possess young jedi...beware of the dark side...you have muuch fear in you...that is the path to the dark side. What am I on about? I dont know...

Nice Shot!!!
Jide Alakija: Guard yourself, feel the power of the dark side.
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 12 Oct 2006, 05:15
Lol @ 'wrong side'. Very crisp shot. Love the lights
Jide Alakija: Thanks Miss E.
  • manju
  • Singapore
  • 12 Oct 2006, 07:07
Excellent long exposure shot !
Jide Alakija: Thanks Manju.
  • Cee
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Oct 2006, 08:32
Absoultely Great Shot. It's really hard to capture pics like this (well it is for me but then again I am manual). You did a Great Job here.
  • Cee
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Oct 2006, 08:36
Absoultely Great Shot. It's really hard to capture images such as this esp w/extra lighting sources in the environment (well it is for me but then again I use a manual-SLR).

You did a Great Job here.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Cee. Actually this wasn't an easy shot to process. It didn't come out looking like this from the camera.
Nice shot. I think this would be even more dynamic if it were more tightly cropped. Shooting the road portrait instead of landscape might lose you some of the dark featureless sky (“beware of the dark side”) as well as a little of the road (unavoidably) but could result in a punchier picture. Maybe you already know all this, and the picture above is exactly what you wanted, but that is the good thing about photographers, we don’t always see things the same way.
  • Amebo
  • Abroad
  • 12 Oct 2006, 11:43
wow! this is amazing - i feel like i'm driving on my way to the aiport or going somewhere far enjoying the lovely dark skies!
  • Jon
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Oct 2006, 11:59
Nice Jide, the exposure is spot on.
  • micki
  • United States
  • 12 Oct 2006, 12:39
It great to see you doing something different, wonderful work!

Hey, they drive on the correct side of the road there? So I could visit, get a rental car, and be good to go. :o)
  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Oct 2006, 12:44
Jide, this is the first shoot that I have seen in your blog that doesn't quiet work for me. why?, If this was meant to be a shot of light-trails, the sky is commanding a reasonable amount of space for just a background. I think it should be the other way round i.e more foreground and the dark sky will be like a distant background.

2. the sign post on the right with the bright light...I will say is a distraction. but, I guess if you burn it in a bit or work your magic it can become less of a distraction.

3. both side of the road..I will say the lighting or brightness needs to be toned down so to bring out the road and the trails.

but if this is what you are looking for in the shot...thumbs up....keep doing what you re doing ..dude

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  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Oct 2006, 12:45
Jide, this is the first shoot that I have seen in your blog that doesn't quiet work for me. why?, If this was meant to be a shot of light-trails, the sky is commanding a reasonable amount of space for just a background. I think it should be the other way round i.e more foreground and the dark sky will be like a distant background.

2. the sign post on the right with the bright light...I will say is a distraction. but, I guess if you burn it in a bit or work your magic it can become less of a distraction.

3. both side of the road..I will say the lighting or brightness needs to be toned down so to bring out the road and the trails.

but if this is what you are looking for in the shot...thumbs up....keep doing what you re doing ..dude
  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Oct 2006, 12:47
Jide, this is the first shoot that I have seen in your blog that doesn't quiet work for me. why?, If this was meant to be a shot of light-trails, the sky is commanding a reasonable amount of space for just a background. I think it should be the other way round i.e more foreground and the dark sky will be like a distant background.

2. the sign post on the right with the bright light...I will say is a distraction. but, I guess if you burn it in a bit or work your magic it can become less of a distraction.

3. both side of the road..I will say the lighting or brightness needs to be toned down so to bring out the road and the trails.

but if this is what you are looking for in the shot...thumbs up....keep doing what you re doing ..dude
  • incubus
  • Europe
  • 12 Oct 2006, 12:57
lol at yinkavelli!
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Oct 2006, 13:29
I've said this before and I'll say it again... When it comes to night photography, unless you actually want a pure black sky, don't do it at night time. Do it in the evening when everything's dark and will look exactly like night BUT with a bit of colour in the sky. Not much, just enough that it's not a big expanse of blackness... Unless that's what you want, in which case cool. But personally I find a sky with a touch of colour helps the photo a lot more.

Sorry to be so militant about it, just a pet hate of mine smile
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Oct 2006, 17:13
i like it...its different cuz there's long exposure and then the other details are deadly sharp..great to see you trying new things....7.75/10
  • Jo Connop
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Oct 2006, 19:18
Fantastic i have just started out and tried long exposure last weekend. but this is fantastic!!!
  • enae
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Oct 2006, 23:00
I like the shot and the effects achieved with the lights.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 12 Oct 2006, 23:07
I like this one. i haven't done long exposures in a while. I do enjoy doing them.

Thanks for showing us Julien's photoblog. There area some really amazing photos there. It is a wonderful and inspirational site.
  • lekan
  • germany
  • 13 Oct 2006, 00:15
i beg to differ....that is the right side of the road bruv. The Kay's have got it all mixed up.
  • lekan
  • germany
  • 13 Oct 2006, 00:17
i beg to differ....that is the right side of the road bruv. The Kay's have got it all mixed up. The picture is ok though.
How on earth did you take this?! Totally cool!
  • frisky
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Oct 2006, 01:52
very well composed and executed long exposure.

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