Jide Alakija

13 Dec 2006 1,943 views
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Back to what I call my comfort zone. A lovely colourful portrait. This is one of the third member of the Gospel pop group  Siani. I've been holding back on this one because I wanted to make it a bit special and colourful as I've done the others. (Simone and Agery).

I would have continued the series from yesterday but I've been away all day and am only just getting back home (00:33am) from a really tough but enjoyable job covering a Gospel Concert. I'll blog some shots from there soon. Right now too tired. Enjoy Nicole.

comments (22)

  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Dec 2006, 00:14
Where do they sing as the web site doesn't say. I wanta play, come on where ? Like the shot bruv lovely glow.
Jide Alakija: That I don't know but I'll ask them when next I speak to them for you.
nice portrait!
Jide Alakija: Thanks man!
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 13 Dec 2006, 03:16
I see joy in her face and eyes. Beautiful!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Laurie. Your son back?
  • Peter Obey
  • Ireland
  • 13 Dec 2006, 09:25
Lovely portrait, the colours are warm and inviting. The lighting gives her a supple skin and beautiful complexion a luminous glow. The backdrop is also perfect.

The only thing i am not sure about is the smile...
  • Peter Obey
  • Ireland
  • 13 Dec 2006, 09:26
Lovely portrait, the colours are warm and inviting. The lighting gives her supple skin and beautiful complexion a luminous glow. The backdrop is also perfect.

The only thing i am not sure about is the smile...
Jide Alakija: Thanks Mr Perter Obey from Ireland.
A vibrant portrait capturing the underlying fun and happiness in your subject...very nice
Jide Alakija: Thanks FP.
Excellent portrait & nice light.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Lyrics.
  • Ovo Gharoro
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Dec 2006, 10:34
Nice one but nothing too surprising. I am waiting to be inspired Jide. Blow me away with a picture. I wanted poetry here...we are looking for poetry!!
These comments were made by a frustrated fan and it not the view point of www.alakija.com. If anything he says offends you, please we do apologise.
Jide Alakija: Silly man! You are in for a treat tomorrow. I think you are very right, I'm very glad you pointed that out because now I have something to focus on. I've been struggling for inspiration myself and you've just inspired me.
I like the colors but the ligthing looks somewhat harsh on her forehead.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Dotun, the lighting as a result of exposure from the sun in my opinion frames the face. I wonder what would have happened if I under exposed a bit. Thanks again.
  • Sola
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Dec 2006, 12:47
Light seems a bit too strong on her forehead. Like the composition and the colours, but the best thing for me in the chair, it looks so real
Jide Alakija: I actually think the light is okay, it's supposed to be a heavenly smile. grin
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 13 Dec 2006, 12:49
Lol @ Ovo, nice portrait Jide. I like her friendly face
  • micki
  • United States
  • 13 Dec 2006, 13:09
She seems to glow, what a fantastic portrait!!
  • Lajumoke
  • 13 Dec 2006, 15:13
This is fantastic. Neat job on the colour seperation
  • Mal
  • 13 Dec 2006, 16:00
Lovely warm smile she has. A very relaxed and inviting pose to. The lighting is perfect. Mal
great glow, colour and compo;..her expression speaks for itse;lf really...
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 13 Dec 2006, 18:54
Plain and simple, I really like this image very very much. I see an image that just appeals to me, now this is you in your comfort zone and you always excell.

  • sinem
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Dec 2006, 19:06
I was upset you had not visited my 'these streets' series; but this put the smile back on my face and the good will back into the season of goodwill. but you'd better still drop by and comment on my series or i'll set jazz on you.

the witch
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 13 Dec 2006, 22:33
If you have visited Suby/Sinem's 'these streets' series I can understand why you didn't make your visit public knowledge.
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 13 Dec 2006, 22:34
I like it although it feels just a little tight on the sides around the elbows. She has a lovely expression and you've used a good tone to not overwhelm the shot.
  • Ellie
  • 13 Dec 2006, 23:58
A lovely lady, I wonder if the picture might have been slightly more flattering with her shoulders and elbows a little lower ... but I know nothing about portraits so feel free to ignore me completely!
and the award for best portrait photographer goes too......! JIDE..!
lol nice shot yet again....!
love the soft feel you give to the portraits,could you explain how you do that when you get the time please?
  • emma
  • naija
  • 26 Dec 2006, 14:29
awesome photo

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