Jide Alakija

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I originally did not intend to put this up but I thought I'd take up a little challenge that a fellow photoblogger put my way. I think I've done alot when it comes to people stuff so it's time I put up stuff that I'm not very familiar with such as Abstracts, landscaping and some buildings etc. I know I have a lot of work to do when it comes to these ones so I'll start posting some more in these areas

This is a shot I took quite sometime ago and in my opinion is still not complete as far as the processing is concerned, however it's a good start on the kind of things I think my fellow friend would like me to try. I think I agree, it's time to vary things a bit.

Streetphone is back but with a twist this time. I've decided not to use my camera phone anylonger as I'm having problems getting it to connect to my laptop. It's now my Black and White Street photography blog. Check it out

comments (25)

hey jide,

a really sweet capture. glad to see that you are stepping outside of the comfort zone....for me it is the opposite....i am much more comfortable with objects, rather than people. i love the framing in this shot. the colors are magnificent, as is the silhouette of the buildings. i love the way the sun is setting behind the buildings too. lastly, i like the wide expanse of land in front of the building...kind of makes the sky even bigger and more appealing.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 24 Oct 2006, 03:24
This is very pretty. I especially like where the sun is behind the buildings.
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 24 Oct 2006, 05:56
I like the colours in the sky and the sun setting at the back of the building...but I'm on the fence with this one.
  • àsìkò
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Oct 2006, 06:58
very nice, the crop adds impact here
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 24 Oct 2006, 07:05
Beautiful tones and you know I'll like the crop
  • Samarth
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Oct 2006, 07:10
went to and around canary wharf yesterday, how come i never get amazing weather conditions like these?....great shot, i love cityscapes....8.5/10
Wow ! Amazing colors of this sky -Very nice panoramic !
  • Jonathan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Oct 2006, 08:01
Now that is just beautiful. The skyline the mountain and that wonderful sky... great capture and my new fav on here.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 24 Oct 2006, 08:08
lovely colours in the sky jide. I have to be a splitter and say that there is too much sky for me, particularly on the right. maybe a square crop or just removing some of the right would speak to me a little more. that was my eye speaking any probs speak with the eye.
That is a pretty cool skyline shot, I like the balance and the crop. The colours together with the halo around the buildings finish the job off beautifully.
Its great Jide, love how the sun is rising just behind the buildings..
  • Morayo
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Oct 2006, 09:55
Again,Bravo, this is a picture that puts a smile on your face and reminds you that the best in life is not in the rising of the sun alone, there are moments reserved for it's setting.
  • micki
  • United States
  • 24 Oct 2006, 10:55
This is a beautiful scene, and I love how the buildings are silhouetted! I really like the low horizon line, the sky was brilliant that evening.
wonderful colors!
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Oct 2006, 12:00
Nicely composed, I like it. The sky looks a bit soft though, with it was sharper.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 24 Oct 2006, 12:53

  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Oct 2006, 13:00
Really like the way you've framed this Jide, I actually like the use of space in the sky. Mal
  • paul
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Oct 2006, 15:21
I think it is a great sky and I like the panoramic crop
The colours are lovely but, on this shot, your trademark border fade works well horizontally but not vertically. The fade-to-black borders on the left and right look unnatural in this landscape (a good example of successful use of this technique is in your Sarah #4 picture). I also thought that the silhouetted buildings were too far away, but bringing them closer could mean losing some of that beautiful sky. Tricky one.
Yeah, mmmmm. I love the colours, and the "blaze" of the sun from behind The Wharf is spectacular! I just don't know if you need all that sky. I also can't decide if you need all of the panorama, or whether you could actually lose some of the darkest part on the right.
  • Jon
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Oct 2006, 09:09
Excellent skyline shot. The light is great.
  • chunter
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Oct 2006, 09:38
Yowzah! This shot has instant impact. Overall, I love it, although not keen on the "sun" behind the skyscrapers. As the real sun is what is creating the red glow, it is very red and already below the horizon, otherwise you'd be very blind by now!
very nice! dramatic composition! love the colors!
nice gradiention of colorsmile) wt a nice silhouette of citysmile)
  • Johnny
  • London
  • 26 Oct 2006, 15:42
Dude, sweet shot! Can I submit it on your behalf to thelondonpaper

Gives you a bit more exposure, non?

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