Jide Alakija

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Skee Dazzled again

I've not been too happy with my last few posts so today I decided to make a bit of an effort (i've employed Suby's dark processing techniques here, Suby what you think?)

What a way to make a comeback hey? it's Mr Skee-dazzle again. First and foremost, I want that lens he's using, the 85mm f/1.2 L. Yup a wedding photographers dream lens, if I get enough work that's the next thing on my wish list.

This shot was taken the sameday as the bubble shoot where the 6 of us met up.

comments (26)

  • àsìkò
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Oct 2006, 00:15
Remi is dark sha, i want that lens
Jide Alakija: Yup yup.....I wonder why...wink
Very nice framing, Jide. Very nice to see your creative side once again. I agree with you on the lens, I have one and I dont regret the day I made the big leap($$$) to buy one.
Jide Alakija: You lucky boy! You got one too...wow!
  • Sorcha
  • Canada
  • 16 Oct 2006, 00:37
honestly.. there are so many talent photographers over there in the UK.. that i feel the natural talent will just rub off onto me and i will hunt all of you down for lessons. your photos, support, feedback and commentary is excellent. im still in canada, but soon.. soon.

excellent creative and mysterious (Feyi has discoverd i am mysterious) smile
  • Elsie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Oct 2006, 00:38
Very good shot.
great shot
  • atunbi
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Oct 2006, 01:22
I remember my Jide of before. Fantasticoooo.
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 16 Oct 2006, 06:38
Very creative Jide. What kind of lens is that?
  • manju
  • Singapore
  • 16 Oct 2006, 07:57
Creativity at its best !
  • Tosin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Oct 2006, 09:23
this is a great shot Jide.
  • David
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Oct 2006, 10:05
Great shot, well executed!
  • tinuke
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Oct 2006, 10:53
Nice shot, i love that the reflection in the mirror is so clear. Keep dazzling us.
I like the dark processing allowing the mirror to 'pop' from the image
  • micki
  • United States
  • 16 Oct 2006, 11:20
Very cool shot, and great processing effects! Now that does sound like an awesome lens to have in your possession! Hope you can get yours soon.
  • Suby
  • UK, Milton Keynes
  • 16 Oct 2006, 11:58
Welcome back he he he he

Now this is an image even the Skeelo will have no choice but to love, I am absolutely loving the capture and PP, PERFECT for me. The image in the mirror just pops out and slaps you silly saying, I am an awesome capture aren't I?

Welcome to the dark side tongue
  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Oct 2006, 12:14
i recognise that mirror it is in Candem town, ain't?
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 16 Oct 2006, 13:17
I have the Nikon 85 mm 1.8 lens...it is an awesome piece of glass. By far my favorite lens.

I like the creative composition for this shot.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 16 Oct 2006, 13:59
great shot jide. slower the shutterchancers are revealed. who will be next
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Oct 2006, 15:10
i like te dark pp here and the way you've caught him....8.25/10
  • Mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Oct 2006, 20:51
This is great Jide, the secondary framing of Mr S is really good. Mal
Nice Jide ! But you had no chance today looking at Suby's shot smile smile
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Oct 2006, 23:07
Really clever smile
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Oct 2006, 23:15
I bet you don't want the lens as much as I do. Fight you for it smile

Like the dark processing. Quite a surreal shot.
  • BeakerSt
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Oct 2006, 23:56
I like the detail in the subject but the lightness of the distant passer-by is drawing me away just a little. I may have considered reducing the brightness or saturation to keep the focus firmly on the subject but still show him in his relative surroundings.

Very nice shot.
  • Exquisite Eminence
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • 17 Oct 2006, 00:21
Like the shot
cool shotsmile great dof anf composition...my favorite!
lol hahahaha lol hahahaha! hmmmm... Jide I have a whole dossier on you be warned smile

Can I have the raw file pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeese, love the shot, and Asiko, I am very very dark smile hahahaha!

Everytime I go out with you chapps i've always got the feeling that one of you are taking snaps of me lol

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