Jide Alakija

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I know I promised some skaters today, however I wasn't happy with the results I got. I'll have to spend sometime tomorrow reprocessing them to get the shot I was after. In the meantime I've posted a shot from the archive. I thought since I did a portrait of Suby yesterday I'd follow up with another creative one I did of this young lady.

Update: Okay it looks like I did do too much with this one and now I'm feeling like I need to justify myself by putting up what I should have put up in the first place. Here is the mono version I actually was intendind.

Mono version

comments (30)

Stunning image. Very impressed with you archive.
I like the look that you've captured. Nice.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 25 Sep 2006, 00:30
i do like the 3 dimensional effect created with the selective blur. nice eye detail.
  • deji77
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Sep 2006, 00:52
Loving this!
wow jide,

what a wicked shot. i love the blur...it makes the intensity of her eyes all the more pronounced. you really did some amazing work with this one. awesome!
  • Stan
  • Mexico
  • 25 Sep 2006, 02:39
Solid shot. I see you seem to have stepped up your game a little. I like the colour and use of dof. I think it could have had more pop if you opened up the lens a little. Still like it though!
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 25 Sep 2006, 03:15
OH my...I don't know what to say about this one...I'm practically speechless. To each their own I suppose.
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Sep 2006, 07:13
not keen on the blur, love her expression...8/10 (have toughened up my ratings)...
  • manju
  • Singapore
  • 25 Sep 2006, 07:59
Lovely expressions !
  • Jon
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Sep 2006, 09:25
Very vivid colours, great expression on the models face and the selective blur draws the eye into her face nicely. Well done.
  • rooksmeister
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Sep 2006, 09:39
not sure i like it very much. dnt know much about pphotography...but the blur clear ratio seems somewat out of proportion...
Jide Alakija: You know what. I know what you mean and I think that's because I did the blur like that in monochrome and it worked then but I decided to post the colour version and I think the tonal info has kinda changed the effect I was after.
  • blacktinkerbell
  • My cubicle
  • 25 Sep 2006, 10:34
So sorry to hear you weren't feeling well. Your dedication to photoblogging is amazing. If I as much as break a nail, I won't write for days. Being partially blind for even a short while must have been really scary for you. I'm glad you're better and will be praying for you. Take care of you and don't argue with Tosin if she appears to be babying you. Just sit back and enjoy iy.
  • atunbi
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Sep 2006, 11:02
I am with rooks on this one. Not one of ya best. Plus at the top of the image to the left hmmmmm. JIDE OOOOOOOOOOOO.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Man! As I said, it worked really well in mono, as I look at it on the screen this morning I wish I posted the mono version instead.

Where you have you been?
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Sep 2006, 11:10
Very creative one!! i like it....one thing that bothers me is the fact that her hair doesn't seem to be her's anymore....
beautiful modelsmile
Jide Alakija: Thanks Petra. I've put up a different version now.
  • micki
  • United States
  • 25 Sep 2006, 12:05
Wow, that's a colorful gal!! Great capture of those stunning eyes.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Micki. Though I'm too happy with it so I've put up a different version now.
I love the colours but am not to keen on the blur.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Craig. I've put up a different version.
I don't mind the blur. Its a wild pic well done. Was there much lab work?
Jide Alakija: Thanks Danial. Not much Lab work apart from the painting of the blur on the hair and background. You can see the other version now.
I'll go with the other view on the blur - it looks too processed and unnatural to me. I think this would have been a much better portrait without it - the hair, eyes and make-up are vivid enough for me.
Jide Alakija: I've put up a different version now. I too am not happy with this version. Thanks for the comment.
  • Hendra
  • Philippines
  • 25 Sep 2006, 12:48
Hi Jide,
I think you overdid the blur for this version. When I first looked at it, I felt a bit dizzy because of the blur effect.
Jide Alakija: Oh well...I've put up a mono version which I think is a lot better.

  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Sep 2006, 13:19
very creative with color.s
  • Kris
  • Belgium
  • 25 Sep 2006, 14:46
The colors, the details ... wow! Impressive processing!!
  • tetsu
  • Japan
  • 25 Sep 2006, 14:59
Umm. Scary... But nice work. smile
  • blacktinkerbell
  • My cubicle
  • 25 Sep 2006, 15:07
very nice and the colours are so vivid. She's a brave woman.
  • Sola
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Sep 2006, 15:31
Kija man, this girls make up is serious and your pp works, for me anyway. I would send you a link to check out later
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Sep 2006, 17:47
The mono version is beautiful Jide!! makes her face even more pretty...
  • armeen
  • United States
  • 25 Sep 2006, 18:29
that is a very cool fashion shot. the colors are beautiful.
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Sep 2006, 22:37
The b/w one for me is really cool, I do not seem to notice the PP work as much. Very very good image. Mal
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 26 Sep 2006, 04:44
Ok the mono version is better but her makeup reminds me of some sort of doll like the "Bratz" dolls or something. To each his own.
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Sep 2006, 22:48
Nice portrait. Like it.
  • Leanne
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Oct 2006, 14:26
Hehe, love it! smile

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