Jide Alakija

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Local Market Scene

For some reason I'm having bandwidth problems at home so uploading my images is taking longer than normal. I'm not entirely sure what's going on but it seems like my ISP has a lumped my service with all the high traffic users on my network.

This is a shot I took quite a while ago with my 10D in Lagos. I've spent time working on this one to express a typical market scene on the Island I live on.

comments (21)

Looks like a painting wiht a lot to look at. I like the effect.
Wow! what an amazing photograph! so much of life going on. Wonderful composition and treatment..a likey for me! Thank you for sharing this one. smile
Ohh how you do that?...So pretty
  • papa
  • naija-city
  • 15 Feb 2007, 06:10
ol boy u dey shoot fire... very nice!
great dynamic range u have PPed here
You have captured the local market scene in all it's essence. Great shot!
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 15 Feb 2007, 07:52
It reminds me of the film set of an Indiana Jones movie! I like it.
  • sinem
  • UK, Milton Keynes
  • 15 Feb 2007, 09:29
Hey Jide, is this one for next year's calendar?

Nice one!
one of the best I´ve seen it, thanks for this one.
  • Meme
  • 15 Feb 2007, 13:09
Jide, this is an amazing shot!!! Well done....
  • Fola77
  • 15 Feb 2007, 14:57
u live on an island? hmm... looks like the cover of one of those African Writer's Series novels ;-)
  • manju
  • 15 Feb 2007, 15:06
This is fantastic ! Very lively !
great tones...fit the shot very well...
Lovely processing. The sign really stands out against the mumble jumble of everyday life there, very nice... I like this alot.
  • Paul
  • 15 Feb 2007, 22:52
Fantastic photograph. The processing here is excellent
  • Ellen
  • 16 Feb 2007, 09:19
Love the PP and the contrast of the Bilboard with the surroundings.
  • Sotonye
  • 16 Feb 2007, 10:02
Lovely photo, one of my favourites, I must confess!!! All the best with your dissertation!
Jide Alakija: You're not the same Sotonye I bumped into at Heathrow airport are you?
great process for the shot...the truck and billboard r my favorite here....excellentsmile)
  • Ryoku
  • Germany
  • 17 Feb 2007, 21:27
Awesome shot!
Genial and brilliant!
This shot is ill men. How on earth did you cheat one of photography's fundamental rules - shooting dark objects(market) in front of a light background (the sky) and both are still very well exposed. The color range is nice as well. As if that were not enough, the detail on the board, truck and sand are absolutely stunning. Nice color grading as well.

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