Jide Alakija

08 Feb 2007 2,123 views
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Yay! My little old car passed it's MOT today, that's the good news. But I had to replace three of all 5 tyres in the cars today...really bad news especially after I'd replaced two of them before not long ago. Apparently theyed been missaligned for sometime and hence worn out on the inside. Anyway I should have them tracked sometime this week, but that's what I did the last time.....Grrrr....these London curbs!

Oh another shot of Tosin, taken ages ago when she still lived in the old house. Not that that would mean anything to you lot.

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comments (12)

I think this is the best shot in a while, imho
le portrait est vraiment magnifique. félicitation
  • Ovo
  • UK
  • 8 Feb 2007, 09:13
what he said
  • manju
  • Bangalore
  • 8 Feb 2007, 11:12
Lovely portrait !
  • Sola
  • nottingham
  • 8 Feb 2007, 12:49
Very subtle colour work mate, I like
muted colours deepen the effect really wel...
I really like the look and feel of this even though I don't know nothing about the old house.

Very nice image very nice composition, very noce colors and lighting. is the lighting natural? or flash? seen by the aperture used I would guess natural. Waht a lens you got there.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Patrick. Yeah, it's natural lighting and also I used the Sigma 30mm, F/1.4 really good sharp lens.
Tracking!!! London curbs... any excuse tongue As for the shot, cracking portrait smile
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 8 Feb 2007, 22:00
Beautifully pensive; subtle exposure. A very worthwhile portrait.

Good work here Jide.
  • jose
  • 9 Feb 2007, 10:12
A really sensitive portrait. Perfect lighting. I'm guessing you've cropped the bottom edge a little. I'm finding that my eye is trailing off to the left away from the subject because of the shelves. Do you think a wee crop on the left would make it a little less distracting and allow the eye to rest on your beautiful subject? This image shows that you don't need the subject of a portrait to be looking into lens for it to be a powerful image. Jose
Jide, your portraits hold something very special. Can't quite put my finger on what it is....perhaps the lighting, the angles, the color tones... the feeling that you put into them? Something. But whatever it is, they are VERY VERY good. This one, with the lighting on her face caught at that angle, is superb.
  • Abi
  • 8 Apr 2007, 12:19
simply tosin

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