Jide Alakija

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A tribute to the Canadians

This is another image where I have employed the Noise technique to. Yes I know it causes some to have migrains but maybe that's the point.

Tosin reckons that I should dedicate this one to all the Canadians that visit my photoblog, if there are any SHOUT OUT!!! What is this leaf called and from what tree does it come from?

The streets should be back tomorrow by the way.

comments (29)

  • Mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Nov 2006, 00:17
I don't get a mi"Grain" Jide, This is simple and ver very good. Mal
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 23 Nov 2006, 01:34
Thanks for the tribute! : )
Looks like a maple leaf from the maple tree, of course!
Wish this was our national flag! Beautiful image! No Mi grains here.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 23 Nov 2006, 03:20
nice noise. it is easy to see why it became a national emblem.
  • shiv
  • India
  • 23 Nov 2006, 04:31
nice shot,
the PP is really nice...
well if you hadnt mentioned it i dont think i would have noticed that you added noise,but thats just me lol...
  • Ellen
  • New Zealand
  • 23 Nov 2006, 05:52
no migraine here. lovely KISS shot smile
  • PhotoSam
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Nov 2006, 06:21
exactly my type of shot, nois is perfectly done and is quite subtle actually.....maple...8.25/10
  • àsìkò
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Nov 2006, 06:44
this is very good
  • E Etomi
  • My new office
  • 23 Nov 2006, 07:39
Nice processing Jide.
Hi Jide ! A prefect picture with an intense B&W, the texture is very good... and your leaf is very, very photogenic. Canadians should be happy !! smile
  • Sola
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Nov 2006, 08:54
Nice one Jide!!
  • tosin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Nov 2006, 09:27
Hi Jide,

Hope you are feeling better. Please dont strain yourself.

Lovely pic too!!!
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 23 Nov 2006, 09:45
Really nice subject. The toning and the grain are really effective. Well done.
It's from a maple tree! I love maple syrup and i'd recognise this leaf anywhere. Very effective use of noise. Love the PP.
  • bruno
  • Sweden
  • 23 Nov 2006, 11:15
just lovely colors. i love the mood here. i wonder what youll do for swedish people..... beer and blond bimbo maybe smile just joking
  • micki
  • United States
  • 23 Nov 2006, 11:32
That's a perfect leaf...not an easy find.
  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Nov 2006, 13:21
this is spooky I have been shooting leaves all day to day.. I am in my neighbours garden doing some and I decided to take a break. beautiful, but don't you reckon this will work better with colour seperation I actually have one that I did against the grass... I will put it up soon.
Jide Alakija: You know how much I hate colour seperation (more correctly selective saturation) so no I don't think it would be better that way. grin
  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Nov 2006, 13:46
o.k I am going to put up a similar shot in the next couple of days..but it is true..great minds think alike..but, tell me did you take these photographs today.
  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Nov 2006, 13:51
Title: The battle for copyright is not yet won
Feature: news
Date: 22 November 2006

It seems that any sigh of relief upon last week's news about orphan works was premature. A BJP reader from the US, Cathy Sachs, who also happens to be executive director of the American Society of Picture Professionals, warns us in her letter (published below) that the fight is far from over.

The ASPP, alike the Stock Artists Alliance and the American Society of Media Photographers, is galvanising its members in the belief that Representative Lamar Smith, the sponsor of the Orphan Works Copyright proposal, is not going to back down. He, like many non-photographers, believes that works for which an author cannot be found after a 'reasonably diligent search' should be free to use by whoever wants to use them.

It is worth adding here that if the proposed bill goes through, even if the author (or photographer) does appear, they will only be able to claim 'reasonable compensation' for the use of their work, which will, most importantly, not include statutory damages or the attorney's fees they may well have had to incur. For many, fighting will just not make financial sense.

Meanwhile, in the UK, the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property is being penned as I write. In the summer, more than 400 UK picture libraries and agencies wrote to Mr Gowers to voice their concerns. Now it is a case of waiting to see if these concerns have been taken into account. Let's hope that UK photographers have had more of an influence than US politicians.

- Katie Scott, News Editor.
looks like a Canadian flag in BW, nice shot!
Great shot. Absolutely brilliant
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Nov 2006, 16:47
Nice shot. It's like an urban Canadian flag.
  • Omozele
  • Canada
  • 23 Nov 2006, 18:41
Oh Canada!!!!!

Thanks for not forgetting the Canadians even if you were not thinking about us when you were doing this shot!!!!!

I love it just cos its a maple leaf.... LOL
he he he he he!!!!!

i should get a life abi??!!!
  • viruta
  • Argentina
  • 23 Nov 2006, 19:32
Leaf and water + wiew, simply perfect.
  • Fola77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Nov 2006, 20:11
niiiiiiiiiice! me likey. well done on d grain thing as well...
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 23 Nov 2006, 22:44

  • Bimpe
  • Canada
  • 24 Nov 2006, 03:46
Thank you, thank you.....this is a maple leaf (genus Acer). Lovely shot.

Bimpe (Canadienne)
  • manju
  • Singapore
  • 24 Nov 2006, 08:01
Good work on graining !
  • lumi
  • Toronto Canada
  • 29 Nov 2006, 17:56
its called the maple leaf..
Awww....thats the Maple Leaf...Such a very nice shout

Thanks for shouting out to us Canadians!!!

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