Jide Alakija

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In an attempt not to post a portrait I made sure that on my outing with Sola and Asiko I'd take some non-portrait stuff. As I said yesterday we did some low light, no tripod stuff at North Greenwich Tube station in South east London.

For those of you that know the station well, you'll know what this is. For the others that don't it's basically the wall in this shot. For a hand held shot, it's not bad I have to say, I'm getting very good at taking shots against the odds (I have an in built anti-shake facility in my arm) ;)

On another note, I wonder what your thoughts were on yesterdays portrait. If you can make some comments on yesterdays blog that would be very much appreciated.

comments (27)

I love the colors and frame, but especially your use of DOF here
Jide Alakija: Thanks Man! I'm really happy this has inspired you.
  • Elsie
  • U.K
  • 18 Dec 2006, 00:16
Faboulous shot. Amazing DOF and lighting.The muted colours in the background are beautiful too. YOu did a great job on this.
Jide Alakija: So I take it that this is not too polished! Thanks Elsie, I knew you'd like this one.
  • Meme
  • 18 Dec 2006, 00:28
Amazing shot Jide!!! I love it....you've just inspired a new presentation style! I'll be asking you for tips, tricks and techniques very soon.... wink
Jide Alakija: Presentation style? Thanks Meme. I'll be waiting. wink
  • Mal
  • 18 Dec 2006, 00:56
You already know my opinion on this one!! Perfect! Mal
Jide Alakija: Thanks Mal. I'm hoping to do some more like this, if I can make the time. This is really becoming a lot more difficult every day and I miss doing stuff like this too.
Ohhhh, i'm very impressed......and it's very different!
Jide Alakija: شكرا
شكرا
very great, like paint.perfet for me wink
I also really like this shot. The colours are terrific, and coupled with the DOF, you've ended up with a winning shot. brilliant.
  • jose
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Dec 2006, 11:29
I want to know your anti shake technique! If I'd taken a hand held shot like this, the wall would be as blurry as the backgound which is the bit I like especially.
Jide Alakija: To be honest the best way to take a shot handheld is to hold the camera and relax. Don't think too much about it and take the shot. If you hold your breath you'll shake. My technique is more a comical expression than anything. wink
  • Petra
  • 18 Dec 2006, 11:51
perfect imho.....
  • Peter Obey
  • Ireland
  • 18 Dec 2006, 12:57
Ooh la la... this is pretty darn perfect!

The way you have captured the architectural detail of the wall, the lighting, the shadows, the colours... just dazzling!

The clincher for me is the contrast between the crispiness and precision of the wall and the surrealism of the milieu.

I love it, love it, love it!
  • Peter Obey
  • Ireland
  • 18 Dec 2006, 12:59
Ooh la la... this is pretty darn faultless!

The way you have captured the architectural detail of the wall, the lighting, the shadows, the colours... is just dazzling!

The clincher for me is the contrast between the crispiness and precision of the wall and the surrealism of the milieu.

I love it, love it, love it!
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 18 Dec 2006, 13:17
This is really well done. I love the lighting in this.
  • micki
  • United States
  • 18 Dec 2006, 13:47
Wow, you hand held under these conditions...great work and a wonderful composition!! I love that soft and glowing background.
  • johnnyg
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Dec 2006, 14:32
Everyone else have said it all but I really gotta go with Jose as I need an anit shake technique badly. Forgive my ignorance here Jide but ISO3200, how ? Haven't seen that setting on my 5d.
  • johnnyg
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Dec 2006, 14:35
Everyone else have said it all but I really gotta go with Jose as I need an anti shake technique badly. Forgive my ignorance here Jide but ISO3200, how ? Haven't seen that setting on my 5d. By the way you need to do more of this type of shot as your very good at it.
Jide Alakija: I sometimes use a post to keep steady but at 50mm you can get away with shooting at 1/20 if you are relaxed, which I was at the time. ISO3200 is "H" on your ISO settings unless you've not activated that in your preferences yet.
Lovely colors smile
  • Jamey
  • 18 Dec 2006, 15:46
Really like this. Nice one.
Amazing DOF. pretty good for a handheld shot.
excellent abstract....great colours here...
very well framed, I like.
Very nice shot indeed Jide. I do feel that the out of focus b/g is maybe a little too much, but if I agreed with everybody else, that just wouldn't be me would it!! LOL. It is a very good photo anyway. Kindest regards, Neil.
  • milou
  • UK
  • 18 Dec 2006, 20:51
Warm and wonderful with the subtle hint of the city beyond.
  • sk
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Dec 2006, 23:12
I hate ur camera
Jide Alakija: A bit more than that mate. I've done quite a bit of PP to this one. wink
  • Ellie
  • 19 Dec 2006, 00:09
I've been back to this picture several times trying to work out what it is about it that appeals to me. I think it's a great picture, but I'm still not sure why. It might be the colours, it might be the fine detail and the indistinct but sparkly lights in the background. Good one, and thanks for sharing smile
  • shiv
  • India
  • 19 Dec 2006, 10:14
the high resolution that lets you shoot at iso3200 without much noise,opens up a lot of possibilities for low light situations...!
my 6.1mp D100 is unusable above 1000....
great shot,love the colours and DOF here, nice to see a change in style from you...!
my favorite...nice dof and color contrastsmile)

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