Jide Alakija

26 Apr 2007 1,732 views
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Today I took the day off to do some work for a friend. I took some time out and checked out this new park near my new area. Oh i moved from Thamesmead about two months ago. Anyway, I thought since I haven't done any shooting in a while I'd try out some spring type images. Much to my dismay most of the flowers are all dying out.

This is a shot of a daisy wrapped around some flowers fallen from a tree. It's somewhat similar to this shot I took last spring.

The next few shots are a bit different from my normal kinds of images. They are about highlights and lowlights in trees.

comments (28)

Hey Jide, any post work done ? normally you'd say what you did so I was a little curious. I love the way it just well fits right there as if nature intended for it to be that way. The colour of the fallen flowers are an almost perfect contrast for the daisy.
Jide Alakija: I should have posted the original. Yes this has been heavily processed. The flowers underneath were originally pink in colour
  • addey kehinde
  • 26 Apr 2007, 01:04
simply beautiful...
this is so weird dude...check out my blog today...lovely flower shot
Jide Alakija: You know when I did this shot last year (http://alakija.shutterchance.com/photoblog/2076.htm) DJN (www.chromasia.com) did the same thing on the same day too last year. So I understand how you must feel.
keep on been the inspiration that you are......
Jide Alakija: Too kind.
The composition is nice, the whites are not blown and look wonderful, the contrast between the flower and the background is excellent, ..... superb!!
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 26 Apr 2007, 03:21
Lovely, liking both you and Abi's images

Very pretty! The colors are wonderful...the purple is wonderful behind the white flower.
Beautiful. I liked the processing a lot
Loos ike the daisy is floating on a river of purple flowers
  • BobC
  • 26 Apr 2007, 07:46
The soft glow of the petals around the daisy really make this something special.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 26 Apr 2007, 12:10
stunning work jide
I wish the middle of the yellow was pin sharp but still a nice shot.
  • Motun
  • London
  • 26 Apr 2007, 16:06
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ........ it looks so peaceful... this is another i'd like to have in my kitchen or hallway
  • Dimples
  • Herts.
  • 26 Apr 2007, 16:10
Oh i love all the colours...nice one sir..beautiful picture.
loving this central lighting - external suffusion thing youve got going on these days...
Nicely done, looks really good,
  • jlc
  • 26 Apr 2007, 18:06
it's not the most fantastic com but : perfect for the tones and the cut Jide ! have a nice day wink
  • Shuva
  • India
  • 26 Apr 2007, 18:36
Sweety sweet, girls will love this picture!
The flower just stands out ! like in 3-D,great image indeed
Hi Jide... it's so scarce to see flowers onto your blog !! smile I like it ! Great picture, great colours !
  • Roger
  • Denton Texas USA
  • 26 Apr 2007, 21:36
Beautiful shot.
i really like the softness here, love the colour contrast
  • Jeremy
  • Australia
  • 26 Apr 2007, 22:59
Love the lighting and composition! fantastic work!
Simple yet stunning...
Simply beautiful.
  • Jon
  • UK
  • 28 Apr 2007, 08:17
Technically superb. Love the soft focus framing the flower.
  • Jamey
  • London
  • 28 Apr 2007, 23:09
Bit different for you, but definitely worthwhile.
  • Gurle
  • Nigeria
  • 14 Dec 2007, 12:35
aawwww! pretty one she is.

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