Jide Alakija

10 Feb 2007 2,028 views
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Waiting by the river

I'm not too sure about this one. It's something I found in my archive that I thought had a little something about it. I think what grabbed me about this one is the light around the subjects face and arms. Also the fact that I used the bush to hide the bottom of the shot I thought adds a bit more drama to the shot.

What do you think? As I said I'm not sure it's a good shot.

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comments (14)

  • dotun
  • 10 Feb 2007, 00:24
It looks like you were stalking her with your 10D, pretty cool shot.
She looks so sad, waiting for a loved one that never showed perhaps ? Your right the bush does add drama to the shot. You can make up any sort of story line to this. Just my type of shot.
This is different. I think it's got a certain appeal. You are right about the lighting, I think it's really what makes the shot.
  • jon
  • 10 Feb 2007, 03:36
Nice shot. Voyeuristic.
It's a kind of voyerism, Jide...lol, very artistic though...lol. You dodgy geeza, get out from behind that bush! It does seem a little...contrived, imho.
  • aaron
  • Duluth, MN
  • 10 Feb 2007, 15:06
I do like the lighting by her face. It almost looks like this was someones else's shot and you were hiding behind brush taking the candid shot. I like it.
magnifique portrait. j'adore ce type de photo
like her expression and the lgihting but i think there's farr too much distracting stuff in the way...
wow. love it! perfect frame and focus. well done! smile
The sunlight has created the perfect highlight on your subject & the blurry grass is a good framing device: well shot!
  • Funmi
  • 12 Feb 2007, 23:36
very nice...
  • Yinka 'Serrano
  • UK
  • 14 Feb 2007, 14:38
This, for me, tells a spanish story..pls don't ask me why Spanish!
But it does tell a story - the expression on the maiden's face, the scenery, etc..just kewl!

Peeping tom?!?!?! :p
Very nice. I do like it.

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camera Canon EOS 10D
exposure mode aperture priority
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aperture f/4.0
sensitivity ISO100
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