Jide Alakija

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photoblog image Unsual Dock Scene #3
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Unsual Dock Scene #3

I don't think many of you liked my image yesterday so I thought I'd post something different in light of the many suggestions from the image I posted the day before. Thanks for those comments.

Right! today I searched around for something that didn't have that social element to it especially for those that missed some of my still life stuff. Okay this is not exactly that but it's something that's still at least and I need to vary my images a bit, too many portraits.

This is one similar to this image I posted earlier.  What attracted me to this one was the displau of detail on the cross section. When I was surveying this one I asked myself...."how could I capture this and also make it interesting?"....this is what I came up with in the end. The original intention was to use it for a monochrome series I was doing originally when I posted this shot, I somehow couldn't get it to look like that, so this had to suffice.

What do you think about it?

(For Atunbi: This was taken with your 24-75mm f/2.8), it's not a bad lens, the only issue I had with it apart from the colour correction I had to do was the amount of vignetting I had to remove especially at f/2.8

Streetphone is back but with a twist this time. I've decided not to use my camera phone anylonger as I'm having problems getting it to connect to my laptop. It's now my Black and White Street photography blog. Check it out
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comments (18)

I love the contrast of the rough texture of the wood and the smooth rippling surface of the water.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Roy. I'm glad you like it. Wasn't sure what to expect on this one. Let's see what the others think.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 10 Nov 2006, 00:18
It's cool, does not hit me as hard as the 1st links image (by the way the second link does not work).#


The details on the log are amazing though, will make a good stock.
Suby
Jide Alakija: I didn't think you'd be hit by it, it's not your sort of thing. Fixed the link now.
really nice discrete tones..
hey jide,

i really like the pattern in the wood. i also really like the way the wood is aged. the wood provides a really nice contrast to the general calmness of the water.
Very interesting! wink
Nice detail on the wood...Not a shot that really jumps out at me though..
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 10 Nov 2006, 05:35
Nice detail on the woodwork Jide. I like these kind of shots.
  • manju
  • Singapore
  • 10 Nov 2006, 08:54
One of the very different images in your stream. Nice details and well composed.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 10 Nov 2006, 09:28
Jide i like the details in the timber and can see why you wanted to capture it. i prefer the angles in the dock scene no2 as it fill the frame better for me. i like the treatment to the water in this one. a tighter crop would be my preference but thats just me.
  • Peter Obey
  • Ireland
  • 10 Nov 2006, 10:30
Hmmmm...I was fixated for a few seconds… before I regained by composure and begun to decide what I made of this shot. The first word that sprung to mind was “solitary”! It is indeed an aesthetically pleasing juxtaposition of the fluidity of the waters and the grittiness of the wood… you captured it brilliantly. It reminds of the Sam Cooke classic -

Looks like nothin's gonna change;
Everything still remains the same.
I can't do what ten people tell me to do,
So I guess I'll remain the same.
Sittin' here restin' my bones,
And this loneliness won't leave me alone.
Two housand miles I roam,
Just to make this dock my home.
Yeah, I'm sittin on the dock of the bay,
Watchin' the tide roll away.
Ooh, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the day,
Wastin' time.
  • Peter Obey
  • Ireland
  • 10 Nov 2006, 10:31
I was fixated for a few seconds… before I regained by composure and begun to decide what I made of this shot. The first word that sprung to mind was “solitary”! It is indeed an aesthetically pleasing juxtaposition of the fluidity of the waters and the grittiness of the wood… you captured it brilliantly. It reminds of the Sam Cooke classic -

Looks like nothin's gonna change;
Everything still remains the same.
I can't do what ten people tell me to do,
So I guess I'll remain the same.

Sittin' here restin' my bones,
And this loneliness won't leave me alone.
Two housand miles I roam,
Just to make this dock my home.

Yeah, I'm sittin on the dock of the bay,
Watchin' the tide roll away.
Ooh, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the day,
Wastin' time.
  • Peter Obey
  • Ireland
  • 10 Nov 2006, 10:32
I was fixated for a few seconds… before I regained my composure and begun to decide what I made of this shot. The first word that sprung to mind was “solitary”! It is indeed an aesthetically pleasing juxtaposition of the fluidity of the waters and the grittiness of the wood… you captured it brilliantly. It reminds of the Sam Cooke classic -

Looks like nothin's gonna change;
Everything still remains the same.
I can't do what ten people tell me to do,
So I guess I'll remain the same.

Sittin' here restin' my bones,
And this loneliness won't leave me alone.
Two housand miles I roam,
Just to make this dock my home.

Yeah, I'm sittin on the dock of the bay,
Watchin' the tide roll away.
Ooh, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the day,
Wastin' time.
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Nov 2006, 11:14
Remove vignetting? I'd be adding it to this one, hehe. There's something about the colours I'm not suite sure of here but I like the subject.
  • ahmet
  • Turkey
  • 10 Nov 2006, 16:14
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  • Mona
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Nov 2006, 16:40
Wow this is amazing, since the last time I've visited this space, seems you've got more and more sophisticated with your shots and processing....keep it up
So this is today's bLOG! Great detail on the wood, but it's not one I'll be remembering, Jide. Sorry. I even think, you, with your skills, could have done more with the composition. Have a good weekend!
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Nov 2006, 23:31
I like the great detail in the wood, and the contrast with the water.
  • Ofonimeh
  • from my workstation
  • 11 Nov 2006, 15:44
First impression, I like!! Second impression ..... I likey

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