Jide Alakija

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photoblog image Carnival 2006 #7 : The agony
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Carnival 2006 #7 : The agony

I'm not in a very creative mood today so I'm only putting up what I can find that's more a statement than a personal portrait. This is a shot that I took just after we had finished going the I think 10 km of the carnival, a dancer taking off her agonising slipper. I really commend women for the amount of pain they put themselves through just to keep up the appearance. I don't think we men can take the pain, or can we?

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comments (11)

  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Oct 2006, 00:42
what the hell???? heehee....lol
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 27 Oct 2006, 02:49
Lol Jide, some shoes are worth the pain.
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 27 Oct 2006, 04:46
Uhm... I'm all about comfort grin I doubt I'd be able to stand a day in those slippers.

Cool shot! Like the framing.
When it comes to dancing in things like high-heals...we men could never do it...nice picture
  • Jon
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Oct 2006, 08:22
You speak for yourself Jide. I manage to spend all weekend in a pair of high hee.....erm....nice shot this. You've captured a very ordinary, human moment amongst the flair of the carnival. I like it.
  • david
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Oct 2006, 11:58
this is a great shot, you've caught the agony well - i can imagine her turning her head away to hide the anguish!
  • micki
  • United States
  • 27 Oct 2006, 13:20
Great capture of the side of the show we don't see or think about much!!
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Oct 2006, 14:11
You're damn righ about that....when it is 8 degrees outside and im all covered up i see women going by n short skirts and tops with spaghetti straps just to hit the club, its crazy....i dunno why they do it...
  • Mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Oct 2006, 19:02
Good capture Jide, the framing particularly appeals to me. Mal
Poor girl, I think we have all been there, new shoes at a wedding, going for a weekend's hiking in the Lake District with new boots...
Ooooh the agony, but the relief taking them off...ahhh now that's almost worth going through all the pain for! A gorgeously expressive shot, and I'm guessing almost no or even no pp?
  • Rabani
  • Malaysia
  • 1 Nov 2006, 03:10
Composition in photography, is a state of the mind. I liked the way you think and feel about this.

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