Jide Alakija

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This has come very late and wasn't what I intended to put up.

Last night I was admitted into Casualty as I started experiencing some symptoms of a lose retina, I basically was partially blind and couldn't see things on my left side without looking in that direction. It turned out that that was the first sign of a serious Migrain I attack I was about to experience that put in bed through the night. Tosin was very kind in bringing me home from the hospital to rest and now I've been instructed to rest the whole day.

When I'm feeling better I hope I'll be able to post a blog tomorrow otherwise it will have to be Monday.

Have a great weekend.

comments (19)

  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Sep 2006, 09:46
OMG, sounds serious dude....just chill, photography comes second to health....how's your eyesight dude....
btw, great shot...8.5/10
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 23 Sep 2006, 11:01
Casualty, huh, Poor you, aya, Hope Tosin is pampering you. Love the shot bro.

  • Jon
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Sep 2006, 11:11
Hope you feel better soon Jide. Take it easy mate.
Oh :-(
Hope it's going to be fine after a good rest time - Friendly
(And very nice shot ! smile )
  • barbara
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Sep 2006, 12:55
kpele oh! get better soon
  • deji77
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Sep 2006, 13:11
Take it easy bro! U got only one life to life smile
Like the shot by the way.
Get well soon... I love the shot smile
  • Steve
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Sep 2006, 15:52
Eeek, I bet that was scarier than a *really scary* thing. A migraine's bad enough, but it's got to be loads better than a loose retina. Like Samarth says, health first, photography second. Hope you're feeling better soon. Take it easy.

All that aside, the photo is really good, I love the way you do your skies. It looks like it could be in the Low Countries, but I guess it's on the Thames somewhere. Personally, I think I'd lose half to two-thirds of the water at the bottom and try to balance the levels of the top left & right corners a bit, but that's just me smile
  • Sola
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Sep 2006, 16:05
Get well soon, dont stare at any screens for too long!!
  • Sinem
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Sep 2006, 17:49
Hey Jide, hope you're feeling better. It must have been a scary feeling even to partially be blind - especially for a photographer; glad to hear it was just the sign of a migraine attack - those things can be nasty though so make sure you get plenty of rest!
Lovely shot - this one's for me, right?
  • Addey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Sep 2006, 19:37
Feel better, dude! Nice picture, as always.

Take care.
  • Ovo
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Sep 2006, 20:46
Hey, hope you get better soon mate. Have a good rest. We'll be praying for you.
  • jt
  • US
  • 24 Sep 2006, 18:48
Nice one Jide, Very sharp and the tones work well.
  • Stan
  • Mexico
  • 25 Sep 2006, 02:41
Nice shot but too much negative space. Should have croped the water a little
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 25 Sep 2006, 03:20
So sorry to hear you'd been ill. I am catching up after having been ill all last week.

This is a really great shot, well processed.
Feel better soon hon.
  • manju
  • Singapore
  • 25 Sep 2006, 08:01
Great shot ! Love the clouds !
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 26 Sep 2006, 21:27
Ooh just saw this. Glad ur feeling better now.
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 27 Sep 2006, 22:56
I like how you have focussed the image towards the centre line but used the water and the sky to balance it nicely.

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