Jide Alakija

15 Sep 2006 1,402 views
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
photoblog image Double vision
Double vision|

Double vision

Something different tonight and I think it reflects how I am feeling today, quite in a very uncreative mood. I have processed this shot for exposure corrections though I'm not too keen on doing more than that today.

My Day: Apart from helping out with some advertising video for the Women's Wellness Centre, not much to report. I'm feeling quite low as a result of a very big decision I've just made. Anyway enjoy the shot. I'm preparing to do a shoot for Zingara (Tosin's Fashion label) tomorrow. It should be fun.

comments (19)

  • Elsie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Sep 2006, 00:58
Please dont feel low Jide, everything will work out..even if it may not feel like it now.(look at me assuming I know whats getting u down).

The other thing..you did not keep your promise. What happened to the Lagos shot hmm? I keep trying to spot the difference on this one.

Hope you have a good weekend, and thank you for all the camera help smile I really appreciate it.

  • atunbi
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Sep 2006, 02:06
Everything is gonna be okay bro. i ight.
  • photowannabe
  • San Francisco Bay Area, California
  • 15 Sep 2006, 05:56
Two eyes looking at the world....
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 15 Sep 2006, 07:09
Jide i like the tones here. Thanks for consistently posting high quality shots. Even when you are down you continue to post strong work. Do you print any of these photos for your own enjoyment or are they all sitting on hard drives. I think you should be looking at publishing some. Maybe look to small print run publishers. When i was looking for photoblog sights and found shutterchance it was one of your drumming shots that made me decide yep this looks like the place.
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 15 Sep 2006, 08:17
Well, there you go again - so simple a subject but what a striking image it can make.

And I've just reviewed several of your other more recent posts too and your standard is as high as ever, your work inspirational. I'm learning from them all the time.

Sorry to hear the weight of a big decision is bearing down on you. Why not now make a series of small pleasant decisions to counter it. Decide to make your favourite meal; to spruce up in the clothes that make you feel good; to go for a walk in a pretty place; to watch a comic film; to chat with a friend. Bit by bit they might help to balance the weightiness of the big one. (Er... I'm not trained in this counselling lark, so I could be talking a load of rubbish!!!)
  • Jon
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Sep 2006, 08:57
I like the symmetry. But, and I know I'm being picky, the sloping bottom edge is really distracting.
The symmetry is cool I hope the that now your decision is made things will improve for you. ONe of the best ways to make a heavy decision is to toss a coin. Not for the coin to decide but when it is spinning in the air you'll then know which way your decision should be made as you will heads or tails.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Sep 2006, 12:13
good framing and symmetry
  • micki
  • United States
  • 15 Sep 2006, 12:14
I like the reflections in the dark glass, especially the one on the right.

Sounds like fun tomorrow!
  • johnnyg
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Sep 2006, 12:58
I agree with Nev. It was your work that made me want to stay. I wish I could produce such strong work when I'm down.
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Sep 2006, 17:23
I can see your not on top of ur game today.....in principle i shouldnt like this shot but i do and i think its cuz of the exposure on the windows and the framing.....7.25/10
  • David Lawrence
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Sep 2006, 18:09
Detailed and colourful. I like the reflections in the glass windows. Good luck with tomorrow's fashion shoot.
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Sep 2006, 20:43
Hmmm... Well... It's a shot of two windows. Not much to say, although it's one of the better shots of windows that I've seen.
  • Meme
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Sep 2006, 02:07
You know what....EVERYONE'S talking about the windows but what stands out to me MORE is the character of the wall BESIDE the windows. The textures, the contrasting brickwork. SO much more charming to me....I JUST WANT TO TOUCH THAT WALL!!! Beautiful...so much character...sorry...you can't take the architect outta the girl!!! grin
  • Dammie
  • United States
  • 16 Sep 2006, 04:19
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, where did u get inspired from?....U R killing me Jide!!
  • johnz
  • Cyprus
  • 18 Sep 2006, 10:27
cool mix of old and new bricks
  • Amebo
  • Abroad
  • 19 Sep 2006, 01:40
i love this! absolutely...
  • Funmi
  • 19 Sep 2006, 08:56
today was my birthday!!!
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 27 Sep 2006, 22:58
You know I'll like this...

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
for this photo I'm in a constructive critical comments icon ShMood©
camera Canon EOS 10D
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/403.45s
aperture f/3.2
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 100.0mm
Yellow busYellow bus
Beyond tranquilityBeyond tranquili...