Jide Alakija

13 Oct 2006 1,886 views
 
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I'm feeling a bit confident with my photoblog once again and as a one time super hero would say "...I'm feeling the power of the Sun, I can feel my strength returning....Avenger!!!...." (You can guess who said that).

Today I'm presenting a colourful overpressed shot of a funny flower, it's normally purple in colour but this one has the Alakija slant to it. I wonder what they call these flowers. All in all, I enjoyed working with it. Oh and it's one from my archive too.

comments (29)

Nice close-up. Vivid colours against a dark background, it works for me. Nice one.
Jide Alakija: Thanks David.
Jide, I am liking this photograph. I must agree with you, your super hero talents show in this one. Rock on!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Tony, I'm hoping to have something even more superb tomorrow. Fingers crossed.
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Oct 2006, 00:42
Although the subject material does not say Mr Jide, the image does! You should be proud of this Jide. Mal
Jide Alakija: These days I'm now getting scared of posting some images as I'm not even sure what is Mr Jide anymore. Thanks Mal for encouraging me.
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Oct 2006, 01:48
Tell me Jide! What sort of images fall into the catagory of scary for you? Mal
Jide Alakija: Well for one I wasn't sure this one would meet the expectations that I used to create sometime back.
Whatever it is that's bothering u, just hang in there ('cos it shall pass away just like all things do) and hand it over to the one who knows all things. Even though i don't always comment, i check out ur photoblog almost daily. I knew something was going on, 'cos ur previous shots (especially the last 2) didn't have the Alakija effect. This shot is very good. I like the way the flower seems to come out at u. It has this 3-D feel to it. The white shade by the stalk (dunno if it's a shadow) looks distracting somehow or maybe it's the other white shade by the right hand corner that is distracting. Did u leave them in there on purpose? Why?
Whatever it is that's bothering u, just hang in there ('cos it shall pass away just like all things do) and hand it over to the one who knows all things. Even though i don't always comment, i check out ur photoblog almost daily. I knew something was going on, 'cos some of ur previous shots didn't have that Alakija effect. This shot is very good. I like the way the flower seems to come out at u. It has this 3-D feel to it. The white shade by the stalk (dunno if it's a shadow) looks distracting somehow or maybe it's the other white shade by the right hand corner that is distracting. Did u leave them in there on purpose? Why?
Actually, i take what i said back. The previous shot before this one of the runway, looks good, the way u played around with the colors.
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Oct 2006, 04:38
i like it, great postioning of the flower and nice dof...7.5/10
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 13 Oct 2006, 06:46
Love the muted colour.
  • Jon
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Oct 2006, 09:02
Well, it's a cornflower I think. And welcome back oh mighty blogman! smile
  • Peter Obey
  • Ireland
  • 13 Oct 2006, 09:09
Sublime!
  • Peter Obey
  • Ireland
  • 13 Oct 2006, 09:10
Sublime.
  • Tosin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Oct 2006, 09:39
this is a nice shot. Where did you take the shot?
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Oct 2006, 11:21
I've got a flower shot ready to post too. Might put it up today as a tribute to this smile
  • rooksmeister
  • some place filled with books
  • 13 Oct 2006, 11:30
love the colours...love the pp....tres bunz meeeynnn
xx
  • enae
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Oct 2006, 12:06
I love the crisp finish. I like.
  • micki
  • United States
  • 13 Oct 2006, 12:13
That is a great flower! Looks fantastic!

Hope the good feelings keep up for a long time to come!
  • Suby
  • UK, Milton Keynes
  • 13 Oct 2006, 13:03
Looks nice, but what do I know about flower shots?

Suby
A very nice shot, this flower is very detailed and complex, Bravo !!
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 13 Oct 2006, 13:32
Lovely details and the colors are pretty.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 13 Oct 2006, 13:43
very nice flower shot jide. definitely your processing style to it. i think its nice to see a simplistic nature shot from you as its been a while.
  • Attah
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Oct 2006, 16:08
lovely PP and capture, but not liking the flower.. ;-(
me gusta,como la campturaste y la flor en si.wink
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  • Dominican Republic
  • 13 Oct 2006, 18:53
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  • chris p
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Oct 2006, 22:32
It's a Cornflower.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Oct 2006, 23:02
I think it's a cornflower too.

This is a great shot and I quite like what you've done with the colours
  • jasmine
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Oct 2006, 18:21
awwww.....sooooo beautiful...love the colours....totally peaceful too!
  • Stan
  • Mexico
  • 16 Oct 2006, 17:41
Captain Birdman! Like the colors on this onesmile
  • Intern
  • United States
  • 22 Oct 2006, 04:54
Was admiring your Blog "archives" ... and came across this flower... you call funny looking ... Well it's name is funny too ... "Bachelor's Button" ... also known as cornflower, or basket flower.

I dont know if flowers interests you, however ... I'll just write down a bit more..
[1] Cornflower - because they grow wild in cornfields
[2] Bachelor’s-button - because long back they were sported by bachelors in the buttonhole of their suit or shirt when they went courting.
[3] Basketflower - because of the ray-like outer petals, the heads look as if they are set in a shallow basket.
Jide Alakija: WOW! Thanks for that. I only saw it as a blue flower. Are you a Biologist of something?

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