Jide Alakija

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You smell really nice........

Inspired by Atunbi's post yesterday. He mentioned his affinity to "multiply blend modes" on some photoshop layers, I thought I'd so a shot using a technique I learnt when I was processing this shot a long time ago. Obviously I've learnt a lot more since then. I kinda miss processing images like this and I think I'll do some more later.

The weather was really gloomy today in my part of London so I didn't see the need to test the weather resistance of my camera today, maybe tomorrow I might have something. In the meantime enjoy.

If you are wondering why I took this at ISO1600, things happened to quickly at this stage that I didn't have the time to change my ISO settings.

comments (15)

  • tetsu
  • Japan
  • 18 Nov 2006, 00:58
Wow! Wow!
Lovely capture!! Nice work. smile
Jide Alakija: Thanks Tetsu.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 18 Nov 2006, 02:03
I love this shot it's a wonderful moment.

I don't think the 5D is environmentally sealed, is it?
Jide Alakija: Thanks Laurie.

Wow! Impressed, you are right it's not hence the pun. You know quite a bit about cameras huh?
  • àsìkò
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Nov 2006, 08:01
very nice Jide, see u later
This a a great shot - Thumbs up !! smile
lovely shot as usual...!
could you tell me a bit more about the processing,on such a shot i would have just boosted up the colours,how layers did u create...?and for what?(for the soft focus?)
quality is great for iso 1600,no noise...! or did u use a noise remover..?
Jide Alakija: For this shot I think I had about 10 adjustment layers of which majority were for the brides facial tones. I boosted the colours on the red and yellow selective colour channels, I also softened the image too. TO soften the image create another layer of the original and apply a guas blur, reduce the opacity to about 30%, then you can either apply a selective mask to sharpen the eyes or erase the bits you want sharp on the blurred layer.

Grain? Remember this is a 13 MP image that has been reduced to 0.5 MP on shutterchance, there is no way you'll notice the grain.
Real beaut shot Jide, lovely angle and great focus. Nice that you also caught the confetti almost as if they were fireflies.Excellent work. Regards, Neil.
  • micki
  • United States
  • 18 Nov 2006, 18:09
You definitely didn't want to miss this tender sweet moment! Lovely work!
  • Sinem
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 18 Nov 2006, 19:33
  • PhotoSam
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Nov 2006, 19:43
that multiply blend modes on layers always works....its a great shot...just one q-the title :wassup with that?....8.25/10
  • manju
  • Singapore
  • 20 Nov 2006, 08:49
Great shot !
  • Dembi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Nov 2006, 00:23
This shot is brilliant!!!!! well done Mr Jay
  • Carolyn Makana
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Nov 2006, 17:46
Stunningly adorable moment, so greatly captured
  • thall0s
  • France (FR)
  • 28 Nov 2006, 15:07
BTW, I was wondering why shooting at ISO1600 on seeing the shutter speed being that high... ;-)
Nice job, great love feeling and emotion capture.
  • thall0s
  • France
  • 28 Nov 2006, 15:09
BTW, I was wondering why shooting at ISO1600 on seeing the shutter speed being that high... ;-)
Nice job, great love feeling and emotion capture.
  • Yuwa
  • States
  • 1 Jun 2007, 16:51
Love this pic of Jide. I think you are very talented. Gd job!

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camera Canon EOS 5D
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/1600s
aperture f/1.8
sensitivity ISO1600
focal length 50.0mm
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