Jide Alakija

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Scene of Prague Castle

Guys, happy to let you know I'm back from my trip. Tosin took me to Prague for my birthday and we had and interesting time there, only just got back tonight and thought since I didn't put up any shots from my archive this one had to come up.

It's a sunset scene I took on my first day there on the tour bus of the Prague Castle. I wish I could have got a better shot of it, since the follow two days I was there the weather was completely rubbish. Anyway I've salvaged as much as I could in this shot.

Thanks for the support whilst I was away and also the lovely birthday wishes. I see I have a few questions to respond too. Over the next coming days I'll try as much as possible to post what I got from my trip, though I must warn you that since the weather was really rubbish I didn't get that much.

Okay I must rest now.

comments (32)

  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 4 Oct 2006, 03:14
Ahh this is really pretty cool. It has a very mysterious feel to it. Castles are really neat. There aren't really any "real" castles here in the States.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 4 Oct 2006, 05:18
i like this ghost castle.
hey jide,

this looks like something out of a movie. amazing dreamy like effects. really unique angle....a very different approach. not your usual type of shot, but i really like it a lot.
  • alex
  • United States
  • 4 Oct 2006, 05:34
really like this, jide. the coloring gives it a very archaic feel. it has a certain look to it that suggests the presence of 3 or 4 two-dimensional layers on top of one another. was that on purpose, or is that a product of the lighting?

well done, i've heard prague's a beautiful city, too bad the weather didn't cooperate.
awesome awesome, my kinda shot, welcome back
  • Tinuke
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Oct 2006, 07:05
Great picture, looks like a scene from harry potter. The sky is breath taking.
  • shooter
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Oct 2006, 07:40
This is a lovely shot Jide, I love the tones and the framing, beautifully evocative...
Wow ! Like the framing and the light effect - Tha choice of sepia is very clever ! Thumbs up !!
awesome! nice tone ! nice everything!
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 4 Oct 2006, 09:47
Looks very haunted. Nice shot Jide
Nice toning of such splendid scene. wink This might be my next travel destination. Lovely shot Jide.
  • micki
  • United States
  • 4 Oct 2006, 11:40
Hope you had a great time, despite the weather. This shot is lovely! I like the way the clouds spread out and diffused the sunlight.
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Oct 2006, 11:41
Ah, Prague's great. Had some amazing food while I was there a couple of weeks ago. Ambiente will always stick in my mind. Hope you had a good one, your castle shot is better than any of mine.
  • Funmi
  • 4 Oct 2006, 12:25
really good... welcome back!
  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Oct 2006, 13:05
I knew it...I just knew that todays photograph will be entitled something prague...heehee...lol
  • Sola
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Oct 2006, 13:20
I wish, you weren't on a bus
  • atunbi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Oct 2006, 13:47
i agree with sola on this one. Wish you were on ya feet with a tripod and a couple of filters. Old school style.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Oct 2006, 14:26
Jide is starting to embrace the dark side of the force smile Nice dark are ominous shot.

A good shot of the castle are we to see Charles bridge as well?
love it!!
Love the moody city feel to it, nice city shot.
  • Elsie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Oct 2006, 17:31
Very very nice shot.The lighting, mood, the murkiness; everything works.
  • deji77
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Oct 2006, 19:14
Very nice. Bad weather and yet you made the best of it.
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Oct 2006, 19:30
good one...bit of smudginess near the bottom (im guessing that was the bus window)....8.5/10
  • abimbola
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Oct 2006, 19:52
my! oh my!.........prague is my second home...i absolutely love that city(not during winter though)jide, did u check out charles bridge and vaslav square?
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Oct 2006, 23:30
Ok, so where exactly does Dracula sleep then. Great shot. Mal
  • manju
  • Singapore
  • 5 Oct 2006, 11:41
  • Amebo
  • Abroad
  • 7 Oct 2006, 16:44
gatta love it.
love this!
  • Jon
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Oct 2006, 10:39
Great shot Jide. I've just come back from there myself and posted a couple of shots. Unlike you, I never had the chance to get out when the light was as good as it is in this shot. Very nice.
  • yann
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Oct 2006, 13:23
Wah, great picture Jide. Several layers, different tones of darkness, I love it.
  • Anthony
  • United States
  • 16 Jun 2011, 16:37
this is a cool shot, has that ominous or gothic atmosphere to it. 

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