Jide Alakija

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Shots with issues #1

I'm so busy these days to go out and get new material so an idea I'm thinking of, instead of throwing away these "shots with issues" why not do a series with them, i.e. blog some I've taken in the past that would have been killer shots but have niggly little issues associated with them.

This for instance was one I really would have loved if not for the fact that I couldn't get a bit more of the bottom into the frame before I clicked on the shutter. This was taken in a moving car so I couldn't get a lot in in the time I had.

comments (25)

Alakija, independently of the quality of the photo, that is brilliant, in this one I would have left with the moment, with image of the fatigue of the man.
  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Dec 2006, 00:36
Jide my friend there is nothing wrong with this, your in a moving car you cannot take the time to get the perfect shot but you did capture the moment. That guy is tired, it's on his face and shows in his body and he fact he's taken off his sandels. I say well done.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 12 Dec 2006, 01:40
I don't know why but this processing reminds me of the album cover for Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabete - in the heart to the moon. Great work even more so considering the moving car.
Jide this is a splendid portrait, looks like it has been taken a century ago !!! brilliant picture !
  • àsìkò
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Dec 2006, 06:37
i really like this
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire,. UK
  • 12 Dec 2006, 08:03
Regardless of the conditions at the time of taking, the resulting image stands perfectly well as it is. Only you know what was out of shot and what you might like to have included, but to us this is all that is needed.

As per Florence, the image, like the man in it, looks well aged. An immaculate piece of processing for the subject.
awesome, perfect one, I fill it.
Nice one. Cool pping and perfect capture of the expression.
  • Tosin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Dec 2006, 11:08
This is an excellent shot. I have missed these pics!!!
  • Louis
  • 12 Dec 2006, 11:27
I can understand that you didn't want to blog the man as legless. For the rest it could be brilliant.

You seem to have enough pixels available to do serious cropping. How about doing a square or portrait crop from below his elbow to somewhere just above his head. It may be worthwhile
  • Abi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Dec 2006, 12:02
never mind A great shot nonetheless
  • micki
  • United States
  • 12 Dec 2006, 12:52
Still a strong shot and the processing is phenomenal!!
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww *sigh* I like the pic....was he crying? sad
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 12 Dec 2006, 14:10
I still think this is a great shot.
Great shot. the PP fits the mood perfectly. Don't know about you but doesn't this guy bear an uncanny resemblance with our president?
strong moment captured there...lovely pp...
  • Petra
  • 12 Dec 2006, 17:58
I would love to learn how you've processed this one.....
Oh yeah. You know what we discussed briefly about the wrong filter/ action on a particular image? Well ya got this one spot on innit!
I adore many of your images, Jide, but now and then you really pull one right out of the bag. This is one of those diamonds. You have truly serious soul residing within you, man.
  • worshipper
  • 12 Dec 2006, 20:38
my dear, thx 4 d call 2day. I am lookg 4ward 2 d post/note about HOW u asked... I'm goin 2 paste it on d fridge of Tosin's flat w/o sayg a word (as in hint, hint...heehee) ok, nuff abt me. Seriously, feel free to share (as the Good Book says:rejoice with those who rejoice ;-) allow us to rejoice with u)xXx
Hi Jide. Everybody seems to have missed the second guy in the picture, almost like a shadow outline of the first one. If you did a crop as Louis suggested, it would take out the sandals and I feel they form an integral part of the image. As for losing the legs at the bottom - so what, it works just fine as it is. Nice processing man. Many regards, Neil.
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 12 Dec 2006, 22:13
For 'passing shots' you do turn out some remarkable images.
The noise is not really a pb.
Nice expression !
one of the most 'moving' shots i've seen in a while
  • Exquisite Eminence
  • Atlanta, GA
  • 21 Dec 2006, 01:26
Love it...the expression..body language...
  • emma
  • naija
  • 26 Dec 2006, 14:32
nice color concept

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