Jide Alakija

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Me and my ball

I'm not in a very creative mood today for some reason so it was either I took the day off or just posted something in my archive. Don't want to keep you without a shot for a day so here you go.

I have been meaning to put up this shot for the past few months I've just not been too happy with it. Anyway I'll let the shutterchance police decide on this one. I might repost this one again if and when I'm finally happy with it.

comments (18)

  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 28 Nov 2006, 00:26
Should have DEFINITELY taken the day off bro. Jezzzzzz, Me VERY DISSAPOINTED. Definitely not the quality I always tend to expect from you. Please edit this shot again and repost.

Don't get me wrong, love the capture to death, very strong and absolutely well framed... BUT the edit.... PANTS. WHAT WHERE YOU THINKING?????

Still ill and taking no prisoners Suby
Jide Alakija: Suby, you are SOoooooo constructive these days....I wouldn't go anywhere without your comments.

  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Nov 2006, 01:00
don't mind suby...nice shot ...it just the eye I am not sure about...no ones eyes looks that white?...
Jide Alakija: Hmmm...okay...anything else?
  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Nov 2006, 01:01
free advert for nike...na wa o...
  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Nov 2006, 01:02
free advert for nike na wa o...in retrospect don't reedit it is fine
Jide Alakija: I wasn't going to...this is my photoblog not my portfolio so I'll show and share whatever I want...init!
  • Majiroghene Otobo
  • Europe
  • 28 Nov 2006, 01:13
the afrogala photos are amazing . please please can i get the pics , i was one of the afrivan dancers. Anyway thanks for the photos though , really love your photography.
Jide Alakija: Thanks for the comment. Why don't you contact me directly....use the "contact Alakija" on the side of the page.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 28 Nov 2006, 03:51
Can't be on top of it all the time right? Cut yourself a little slack, if you need a break...take one.
Jide Alakija: No you can't. But also it's also good to get someone else to help you finish the job you are struggling to finish! wink

Thanks Laurie.
That's the best ad I ever seen for Nike !!! Great job with the colors Jide !! Bravo !
Jide Alakija: Thanks Florence. At least one other person likes it.
  • shiv
  • India
  • 28 Nov 2006, 10:13
i really like the composition...
but the part between the ball and him in the lower part of the frame is a dit distracting(colour is washed out)...
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Nov 2006, 11:34
Colours and processing are fine but I don't like the feeling from this. It has a bored vibe about it for some reason. Dunno why though, think it might be in his eyes.
  • Mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Nov 2006, 13:51
Hee hee, you've upset the poorly Subster! Now go and apologise! wink
Jide Alakija: Apologise???? What for ???? NEVER!!!!!!!!

  • kurt
  • Austria
  • 28 Nov 2006, 14:42
it has to be nike. ;-)
great unusual self portrait.
  • Fola77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Nov 2006, 15:27
veeeery nice self-portrait heehee - the title DOES say 'ME and my BALL'......
Jide I see nothing wrong with this shot. it very hard to draw a line when it comes to preferences.
  • PhotoSam
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Nov 2006, 17:15
not a big fan of the glow here but i do like the haf face....7.5/10
Jide Alakija: I used the speedlite behind him to do the glow. I have another that will illustrate the point better.
  • Temi
  • United States
  • 28 Nov 2006, 20:57
The face is too smoth and he's wearing a collar. I think the pic would have worked better with a sweaty face wearing a tank/tee
  • Exquisite Eminence
  • United States
  • 29 Nov 2006, 05:18
I'm going with Temi on this one...
I think the only thing I dislike about this shot is the smoothness of the face. There is visable stuble and yet his face still looks artificially smooth, esspecially in contrast to the rich texture of the ball. But I still like the shot overall.
  • emma
  • naija
  • 26 Dec 2006, 15:01
nice framing

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