Jide Alakija

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Oriental Vicky 2

As I said this is following the theme on the oriental flow! (LOL). This is Vicky again but in a different look. Somehow it looks like she's looking away to my right but she's actually looking at the camera. Unless she's squinted like (which she isn't) somehow the catch lights make it look like she's looking away.

comments (23)

  • Jonathan
  • Driffield, England
  • 26 Jan 2007, 07:03
Umm.. absolutely gob smacked, this is Beautiful with a capital B! Very nice work Jide, veyr nice.
  • chaz
  • nigeria
  • 26 Jan 2007, 07:56
wow Jide really lovely
  • alexdpx
  • Manila (but currently living in Doha)
  • 26 Jan 2007, 08:12
Such a lovely portrait of a lovely woman. Those catchlights in her eyes make them sparkle and I couldn't stop gazing at them.
  • Jon
  • uk
  • 26 Jan 2007, 08:30
Lovely shot and a very pretty model. Her eyes look fantastic.
¡Qué ojazos! Me gusta cómo se asoma a su propio retrato con esa mirada tan irreal, todo un rompecabezas de luces en sus pupilas, y una pícara sonrisa contenida. Muy bien.
This is the type of photos I hope to get when photographing someone. Except for the out of focus right-eye (our left) this image is as national salon ready as youre going to get!

I suggest for future reference that an aperture of F11 - F14 is used when focussing so closely to your lens to ensure that you have enough DOF.

Other than this (minor) quibble I see this as a excellent photo... well done
Jide Alakija: Too right. I was hoping no one would spot that but it's too obvious. Yup I was very peeved when I looked at the shot after the shoot. Anyway these things happen sometimes. Thanks.
  • bumsie
  • 26 Jan 2007, 13:05
jide(bounty)!hmmmn this am in luv wiv...more prominent facial features.......less fan!!!!!......quello piacevole!
Jide Alakija: Coconut, I'm thinking of posting your shot for Monday as I may have time on Sunday to post it.
  • Abi
  • 26 Jan 2007, 13:44
memoirs of a vicky......
  • manju
  • India
  • 26 Jan 2007, 16:20
She is gorgeous ! Lovely work, Jide !
she does look like she's looking away...again, she is really really beautifulll...ove the toning, works well with the whites of the pic...
This is my favorite of the series, I do with the right eye was a little more in focus though, but otherwise beautiful!
  • Ellie
  • 26 Jan 2007, 23:50
Really, really beautiful smile
  • Mal
  • 27 Jan 2007, 00:06
I have nothing more to say than this is beautiful! Mal
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Jan 2007, 01:37
It is an interesting gaze, yeah. I see what you mean about how it looks like she's looking to the side. I like that.
  • Azhar
  • Mumbai, India.
  • 27 Jan 2007, 10:41
It's great but the tone is a bit odd for me. Don't think it matches with her.
  • Urv
  • California
  • 28 Jan 2007, 01:48
stunning eyes
Naughty eyes!
  • peter
  • Denmark
  • 29 Jan 2007, 08:38
I'm not entirely certain that the fan (?) helps much as it is pretty bright compared to the rest of the photo and tugs at my eyes. That aside, this is a great shot. Vicky's eyes look great and I like the soft light, which makes her skin look really smooth.
  • tosin
  • 29 Jan 2007, 10:16
This is absolutely beautiful! Jide well done and keep up the good work!!What an inspiration.
  • Abi
  • 4 Mar 2007, 13:29
yeah memoirs of a sarah lousie...
Jide Alakija: Explain, I don't get it.
  • Abi
  • 5 Mar 2007, 05:48
open your eyes ...look around sometimes....
Jide Alakija: Help me here because I still don't get it.
  • Abi
  • 24 Mar 2007, 19:33
open your eyes .......o.k o.k Memoirs of a Geisha..don't tell me you didnot see the poster.
  • Evi
  • Greece
  • 19 May 2007, 22:06
Lovely portrait,in every way.
I saw your link through Daily walks! Nice work!

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