Jide Alakija

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Do you remember this bike from shot? Well I have a strong feeling it's the same one. Somehow the tide manages to shift it a bit. It's as if a big fish takes it for a ride when the tide is high. Anyway I haven't posted any unusual shots for a while and looking through the archive I realised that there was this shot I initially didn't know how to process for the photoblog. Since then I've improved my understanding of photo-retouching.

This is the original if you want to see the amount of work I've done to this one and also I haven't put up an original shot as frequently as I used to, so this is a treat for you guys or rather those interested.

Some good stuff on The Streets today

comments (30)

hey jide,

i love this shot. the angle from which you took this shot makes the mud look like cement. therefore, it seems so bizarre for this bicycle to be sticking out of the cement. love the shadow of the tire. the pping is superb. i have been trying to improve my pping. how did you go about improving your skills? i'd appreciate any hints/tips.
Jide Alakija: Sure....what would you like to learn?

Can I share this link with you.


I suggest you look through their tutorials and experiment with them as you go on.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 14 Nov 2006, 00:29
Awesome shot jide. I love the space. i wish someone would capture a shot of you round london town with the bolt cutters near the bike racks. the things you do for art.
Jide Alakija: LMAO!!!!...Shhhhh!
  • Mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Nov 2006, 01:08
Really great image Mr J. Top shot. Mal
Jide Alakija: Thanks Mr Smart!!!
  • Sorcha
  • Canada
  • 14 Nov 2006, 02:06
whoa.. that is very unique. i have never viewed a photo as such. nice creativity.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Sorcha
  • Dembi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Nov 2006, 02:39
Very Impressive
Very nice shot...excellent job!
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 14 Nov 2006, 05:34

Surprising ? What has really happened with this bike... ? Anyway, it makes a great dramatic shot....
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 14 Nov 2006, 06:48
Nobody wants to save the bike???? I like this Jide.
  • àsìkò
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Nov 2006, 07:36
awesomely composed, very cool PP
  • Jon
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Nov 2006, 11:07
I like this, and I took a shot of a junk bike yesterday morning. Hmm, might process it now. Nice shot, Jide smile
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 14 Nov 2006, 11:40
I thought this was deja vu. I remembered the shot as soon as this one opened. Odd how these things end up where they do. I took a shot a while back of a bike hanging on a fence. I like the shadow in this shot a lot. I think it makes the composition. The processing you did looks subtle, very nice.
  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Nov 2006, 11:47
highlariuos shot... heehee..lol
  • micki
  • United States
  • 14 Nov 2006, 12:23
Fish riding a bike at high tide...there's a shot to get!! Keep an eye on this bike and share anything else interesting that happens.
Quite an interesting shot!! The original is horrible!!!
  • Yinca
  • Us of A
  • 14 Nov 2006, 13:34
Yuk!!!! ehw.... who would want the bike now? like Nigerians would say, eyama!!!! Kuddus to you man....
aah nice shot..!
AMAZING PP work...from what it was to what it is now,
if i would have taken that pic,maybe i would have deleted it and tried a better capture,
now i think i need to keep everything and experiment a LOT more..!
great pic...
I like the simplicity and loneliness in this one. nice shot. Of course, i can't say much about this one seeing as the earlier version of this bike shot is one of my favourite pictures of all time.
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Nov 2006, 15:11
Nice. hadn't seen the previous shot of this bike for some reason. Like them both.
Nice work on the shot! Really really good work.
  • Leye
  • UK
  • 14 Nov 2006, 17:25
I love this to bits. Awesome and Simple. Will look Great in my Living room on zeee Wall!..
  • jt
  • United States
  • 14 Nov 2006, 17:51
Nice one Jide. The shot looks neat with the reflection.
  • PhotoSam
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Nov 2006, 17:55
loved that shot...quite possibly the same....7.75/10
  • Claude
  • France
  • 14 Nov 2006, 19:29
Nice choice in framing. Very original shot. Love it.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Nov 2006, 00:22
Well spotted, well framed and well worked. I like this one. smile
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 15 Nov 2006, 08:04
You knew I'd like this...
  • manju
  • Singapore
  • 15 Nov 2006, 09:30
Well composed !
  • viruta
  • Argentina
  • 20 Nov 2006, 00:35
thanks for this one, perfect.
simple but interesting, well done
  • Brent Vermilyea
  • 8 Dec 2006, 05:29
I love this with a passion!!! Beautiful framing and excellent execution...of course the subject gave you a leg up. High regards. This is great!
Jide Alakija: Thanks again.

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