Jide Alakija

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Carnival 2006 #2 : Paraiso Werewolf

Okay again I'm too happy with this one. I don't think the lady on the right should have been there but since it's just a candid of one of the subjects at the display I'll allow it this time. This is one of the few I've managed to rescue fromt the aweful result of my shoot at the carnival.

I borrowed Skee's lighting techniques here again hence the underexposed sky, it wasn't a very easy shot to get mind you. Other than that I just saturated the subjects as I usually do and darkened the bits I didn't want as distractions. I'm quite pleased with the results here.

Also Skee has finally decided to put up some of his Carnival shots, he's doing something rather interesting which is to present the Carnival in Black and white!

On another note, today I'm going to put some tips on how I take my photos in the forums. Due to popular demand I feel it's time I shared some of the things I've learnt over the past two years I've been taking photographs. Please bear with me as this is something that I would be putting a lot of time into. Your response and support would be very much appreciated.

comments (28)

I like this one very much. How do you get the underexposed sky? I have Photoshop CS2.

Great shot Jide!
The distractions really fade away behind the main objects. I always love your sharpness and clearly of the main objects. The saturation you have done really works for me. I some times difficult to get good saturated picture. Btw, thanks for sharing your tips in the forums. Bravo Jide!
  • jt
  • US
  • 30 Aug 2006, 02:48
I really like the color and angle of this shot. Love that sky too!
Lovely shot i really like this one
  • sk
  • UK
  • 30 Aug 2006, 06:24
I am definitely feeling this one, good shot man
Fnatastic colours Jide
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Aug 2006, 07:21
Liking the colours in this one...i think that underexposed sky looks amazing and i like the angle too...u shouldn't cut out the girl...8.25/10
  • Mona
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Aug 2006, 10:03
It doesnt look like England smile

  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 30 Aug 2006, 10:26
Wow those hands are HUGE. Look forward to learning your techniques
  • micki
  • United States
  • 30 Aug 2006, 11:42
Love the colors on this very cool wide angle shot!
  • atunbi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Aug 2006, 11:42
Everybody wants to learn ya techs. Hmmm. maybe you should write a manual or small book to sell here on shutterchance and don't pass it off as a joke think about it. Very lovely sir. ...the image that is.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Aug 2006, 12:45
You know what I love about this shot, the Hands, they seem to want to reach out of the image to rip ones heart out. Love the capture.

THis is a good candid shot..It has an HDR feel to it. I agree with Suby you have caught the hands of the wolf wonerfully
  • marc
  • South Africa
  • 30 Aug 2006, 14:21
i like the technical side of this shot, will start trying out some of the things mentioned soon, good work
  • Ismael
  • Argentina
  • 30 Aug 2006, 14:25
Impressive the colors and the resistance. Also the impression that causes its photography.
My English is not very good
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 30 Aug 2006, 16:38
Skee's lighting techniques! There are techniques to lighting? On a sunny day? I must be doing something wrong - I've been relying on daylight and camera settings. C'mon, what are these techniques?

There's bags of energy and action in this shot, thanks largely to the angle and the - for want of a better word - clutter.

Without the beauty of the lady and her colourful headdress on the right, you wouldn't (or at least I wouldn't) know it was a carnival. In fact it would be quite dark and scary, what with the menacing look on the (wolf?) with the outstretched hands that Suby says are ready to rip your heart out, all against a backdrop of what looks like a derelict WWI rivetted steel battleship. It's amazing the difference a small, seemingly insignificant element can make to an image.
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 30 Aug 2006, 19:41
I do like the way you've processed the colours in this, they are punchy and dynamic without appearing false.
  • adebanji
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • 30 Aug 2006, 21:16
come to where the flavour is!
Thats carnival country!
  • deji77
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Aug 2006, 22:27
Very dramatic Jide. I like it a lot!
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Aug 2006, 00:00
Heh. This photo made me laugh. Really like it.
  • Fola77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Aug 2006, 00:42
me no likey! looks kinda evil, waay 2 scary 4 my feeble heart. well done on d processg sha
  • shooter
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Aug 2006, 07:12
Jide I love the saturated colours on this the framing also emphasises the wolf brilliantly, great shot..
Ultra cool photo! wink
Jide Alakija: Thanks Kenny.
WOW! Really something. That sky is smoking!!!
  • Wale
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Sep 2006, 01:24
I wonder where the \\\\\\\ comes from. sorry
Seriously, I don't know how youre not happy with this one, I wouldn't change a thing! Your esposure is SOOOO good! And the framing is perfect!
  • Al
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Sep 2006, 03:29
this is my favourite shot of the carnival series you've posted so far. its a great image and I think you are too hard on yourself. superb framing, colour, exposure and expression.
  • jeremy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Sep 2006, 09:25
This just really rocks. I love it for all its odd angles and strangness.

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