Jide Alakija

18 Jul 2006 1,839 views
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As you can see, I'm back, totally tired from a very long trip (as of the time this was being uploaded) and not much time to process the shots taken in Lagos. This one was relatively easy to process and looked even better in full size as there is more detail to see on the fishing boat.

Oh and this was actually from the first set of images taken on the day I arrived in Lagos. More stories tomorrow and thank you for the support you have given me on the "Streets of Lagos Series" I didn't expect the response I recieved from them, I'll see to it that I do more of those in the future.

comments (31)

  • Mona
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jul 2006, 01:29
It's gorgeous!

  • deedee
  • United States
  • 18 Jul 2006, 02:12
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 18 Jul 2006, 02:22
Lovely softness here as if in a dream.
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 18 Jul 2006, 03:36
Lovely shot Jide, I love the bleakness of the sea and sky, coupled with the sepia toning. It certainly lends alot of mood to the shot.
this is a very cool shot..... nice lagos series
Nice pic..this is a pic i would love to frame
very very very nice! It seems a japanese drawing... good rest, now! wink
nice shot. and welcome back from the motherlan'
  • Idefix
  • Germany
  • 18 Jul 2006, 10:28
that's really beautiful, so peaceful. It's amazing how much content a photograph with so little in it can have. I love it
  • micki
  • United States
  • 18 Jul 2006, 12:43
One of my favorites from you again!! This is a great image!
  • chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Jul 2006, 12:50
beautiful soft composition.
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 18 Jul 2006, 12:58
  • blacktinkerbell
  • Nigeria
  • 18 Jul 2006, 13:11
Ah! Jide, surely this isn't my lagos? Great shot, a side of Lagos we never stop to consider.
  • aaron
  • United States
  • 18 Jul 2006, 14:12
Lovely shot.
  • Craig
  • London
  • 18 Jul 2006, 14:21
I love the softness in this shot, very calming.
Great, soft and smooth, shot smile.
  • shooter
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jul 2006, 15:38
A lovely shot Jide, very dreamy and so evocative, I like the way you have framed this and the placement of the boat, great shot..
  • david
  • England
  • 18 Jul 2006, 15:42
that's really lovely, it has a fantastically....elegant feel. great use of negative space too.
  • Andy
  • Pembrokeshire, Wales
  • 18 Jul 2006, 15:48
Lovely shot. Love the use of space and the calming tones
  • Tosin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jul 2006, 15:55
Nice, would make a great canvas
  • Ayo
  • London
  • 18 Jul 2006, 16:01
Very nice shot jide, and welcome back!
  • HOOM
  • United States
  • 18 Jul 2006, 17:00
I like the serenity, a little mysterious, it suggests a sort of voyage into the unknown!
  • sk
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jul 2006, 17:27
very very good Mr Alakija
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 18 Jul 2006, 17:48
damn... no words can even start to describe this shot smile breath-taking!
Hmmmmmm, this woulda been a good "alone' shot.
Beautiful minimalistic photo.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Jul 2006, 21:50
Another great one to paint....actually it allready looks like a painting....very very pretty Jide
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jul 2006, 22:57
Wow. I really like this. The colouring is superb and the sense of scale is verging on epic. You say this was easy to process but I can't actually see how you'd approach this. What did you do to it?
Jide Alakija: Well most of the processing was done in C1 Pro and I think if you saw the original you'd probably agree with me. All I did was played around with the colour temp to produce a warm tone to it and then created the green feel in CS2. Also did minor curve adjustments to the boundaries too, that's it really.
  • yah
  • United States
  • 19 Jul 2006, 02:29
This is beautifull!
minimalitic just wnderfull
  • Jon
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Jul 2006, 22:42
Very minimalist, I like.
a very soft composition,serene and peacful.
it actual looks like a painting even a postcard. very well done

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