Jide Alakija

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photoblog image Children of Rwanda #11 : Arriving #2
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Children of Rwanda #11 : Arriving #2

Today Uncle Dotun is not going to be please with me, I shot this at an ISO too high, however I did want some grain in this and the digital grain on the Canon EOS 5D isn't too bad so maybe I might just get away with this one today.

This shot was taken just before this other shot, these were the kids running after the van I was travelling in on my to a Charity Project just outside Kigali, Rwanda.

I really want to improve on my writing. I'm not the best when it comes to creative writing, infact I'm totally rubbish. I think the blog forms a good outlet for me here. I have a chance to talk about other things other than photography and the photos though the photo is the main reason some of you come here but there is more to my life than just photography. I'll start writing stories in my next post.

comments (9)

Now this shot is Killer. The Grain doesn't bother me a bit. Love the composition. Tells an intense story filled with both joy and a little sadness. I absolutely love it!
Jide Alakija: Thanks John. Grain was what I was after anyway...though some may argue that the days of grain are long gone. I still am trying my best to produce grain on images that compliment the image. Digital grain isn't that great as you may know.

Also the story telling aspect is something I think is paramount in every photo I take these days.
Wait for me, I want a ride. Lol!
Jide Alakija: LOL...
  • Kathryn
  • Florida
  • 2 Jun 2008, 12:23
The way you capture life there speaks volumes about both you and the people you photograph. A beautifully done bitter-sweet story.

As far as your writing, if you are not jazzed by your writing perhaps reading someone who writes in a way that touches you (or lots of someone's), and then figure out what it is about their writing that sneaks inside you and takes up residency.

Ot find a photograph that takes your breath away and write about why it does.

I noticed you are working on a Ph.D. How is that going for you? I completed mine in 2002.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Kathryn.

I have recently been inspired by a few blogs of late as far as writing goes. I will def take your advice in learning from them in style and content. Watch this space.

PhD....going well...almost done! FINALLY!
  • Nigel Clack
  • Struggling to type at the gym..
  • 3 Jun 2008, 08:08
Excellent picture, and I think I agree with Chi Chi's interpretation.
I looooove that shot ! great composition and joyful !
  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Jun 2008, 11:46
lovely. The Jide Alakija Moment grin
seriously mate, you really should put together a publication of these moments u have a knack for capture smile
Excelente, excelente, excelente.
Fantastic..Toyota could use this..
  • milou
  • sunny Southampton
  • 15 Jun 2008, 08:41
Such smiles, and such a narrative too.

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