Jide Alakija

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photoblog image Chained in the dark.
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Chained in the dark.

Is this an image you expect me to upload? I kept asking myself that today before I uploaded it. It's actually one I post processed the same time I did this shot, however I never thought it would make the cut to my photoblog at the time, I think I now know why I didn't want it up, then I was in a bit more of a creative spirit and was more about producing awesome portraits.

To be honest now I think of it I don't think that's what has made you all take the time to visit Alakija.com, on my drive home I suddenly realised what made a very good photoblog. I'm not going to say it, I think I'll start to act it.

"What on earth is Jide talking about?" I hear you say......"watch this space" is my response.

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 (12)

  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 28 Oct 2006, 00:54
You are bored tongue

Me watching this spave. Me, I love the shot. SIMPLE.

  • atunbi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Oct 2006, 01:17
yawn.... Jide I think its past your bed time, Ok shot considering you shot it. You know what i mean.
  • adebanji
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • 28 Oct 2006, 02:39
if its someone bound in chains in the name of S and M,maybe it will make sense. Other than that,I cant make any sense of this shot
Simple and effective. As far as I am concerned Jide, If people want to look at your photographs, then they are good - isn't that the point? Ok, people do expect a lot once you have built a reputation, the expectations do get higher and higher and it is difficult to always go one better. I have so many pics, but I am finding it difficult to decide what to post, so I am just winging it at the moment. I still believe this pic deserves to be on your blog. Regards, Neil.
  • Steven Gibson
  • United States
  • 28 Oct 2006, 13:13
Well Done Period.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Oct 2006, 14:52
Simple but effective, I like this shot.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 28 Oct 2006, 17:47
"Watch this Space" I get it. A very good one to "watch" indeed.

I recently changed my approach to photoblogging and it's really made a difference, big difference. I feel really good about it too.

I really like the lighting and color in this, and the DOF. I'm not sure about the little green branch in the background though. I'm not sure if it matters that it's there or if it would be better if it wasn't.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Oct 2006, 18:37
This is a photo that makes me wonder.....can make different stories of it, i like it if a photo makes me think. Maybe even more beautiful without the green plant?
Would also make a strong B&W imho
Happy weekend Jide...
  • charles
  • United States
  • 28 Oct 2006, 20:57
excellent use of light,wonderful tones as well.

nicely done.
Dude, this image, in my humble opinion, is waaaay better than the one you refer to. This is crisp, and has great lighting. Ok, you could say it looka a little, I don't know...clichéd, it's got maybe a kind of "Stock Photo" feel about it. However, the spider's web is what sets it apart a little, for me. I have to say....I love it.
  • micki
  • United States
  • 28 Oct 2006, 21:11
WOW! Now I am so curious as to what makes a good blog!! For those of us slow on the uptake, if we can't figure it out in a week or two...will you share your thoughts in words. I will be watching closely, though.

Love the colors in this shot, that's what this post is all about for me.
Very nice smile

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