Jide Alakija

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photoblog image Carnival 2006 #18 : Hooters
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Carnival 2006 #18 : Hooters

This shot and the next one is a post processing experiment. I've decided to subdue the colours a bit to present something different, I'm not entirely sure. Anyway of the two I think I prefer this one.

Tell me what you think?


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comments (13)

...not ur best frame work!!!!....and did u do something slanty?!!.....LoL, nonetheless...I still want to go for this carnival!!
Liked the processing. But I feel composition could have been better.
Jide Alakija: I followed the same composition as a previous shot in the series (http://www.alakija.shutterchance.com/photoblog/18432.htm). Not sure what else could be improved in it. Care to point out? grin
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 4 Apr 2007, 10:24
Taking at 17mm, like the way the perspective of the image is, funny thing is I like the framing and would not change anything, think some people seem to strive for the perfect image, the perfect framing all the time it sorta starts to loose the reality of the moment.

I look at this and I see a gem, but thats just me smile


PP works just fine
I am not an expert in anyway. But I will add my two cents here since you asked smile These are mostly the things which I did not like in the picture. But again, its individual preference smile
I feel the building on the left side is slightly distracting (especially because of its color). So, it could have been avoided if possible. And again the building on the top right side is not completely visible (the top portions). The instruments used by the two people in the front are only partly visible. I feel if you had moved back a little bit, and then framed it a bit towards right, it would have been better.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 4 Apr 2007, 14:57
i like this jide. your processing makes the subject pop and gives it focus where there are distracting elements.
wide-angling as well as the angle of the shot itself works well...i like it..
  • Jonathan
  • Driffield, East Yorkshire
  • 4 Apr 2007, 20:24
Another well executed portriat shot from the Carnival series, nice one.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Apr 2007, 21:49
You want the viewer to compare this to the next (tomorrow's) post. Bit difficult at this stage of the carnival. smile

If I compare this to the other carnival shots, I think I can see the difference made by subduing the colours and it works. One thing is that the whites shows up very well.

Carnival action - the composition fits.
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK.
  • 5 Apr 2007, 08:28
On a 5D - that's w i d e! Good job to put the main subject central on a lens like this. Look what's happened to the lady with the mike on the left!

Instantly liked the colours, Jide. It works well, and as Louis said, the whites stand out nicely as a result.
For me this one is your best in your carnival serie.
The colours, the sky, the atmosphere, the guys everything helps to drop us withh you in this party.
This capture is stunning! The ligt is perfect! Did you use a fill-in flash for this? Awesome!
Jide Alakija: Yes I did. I did through out the entire carnival.
  • Ngozi
  • 24 Apr 2007, 20:54
This is a great shot, Jide! Well done and I like the processing.

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camera Canon EOS 5D
exposure mode shutter priority
shutterspeed 1/200s
aperture f/16.0
sensitivity ISO160
focal length 17.0mm
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