Jide Alakija

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Running high, seeing low

This is the first in the series processed much the same way I did this shot. Not all of them are alike. Infact the next shot is nothing like this one but it's all got the running theme regarding highlights and low lights. You'll see what I mean when you see the third shot.

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  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 27 Apr 2007, 00:15
Superb trees! They are all centuties old...
The red is nice in this sea of greens!
I like hidden subjects.....well capture ...I would of loved him to be between the two trees on the right...but you cant get it all ...all the times well done
very nice, I like how you've combined the tree trunk on your right and the vignetting on your left to frame this shot..thumbs up!
I liked the way you have subdued the other things in the frame to give prominence to the subject.
great colour work, ur pp is on point as usual
If u were in the army, you would b in the snipers division. I would hate to be in the oposing army. Excelent birds eye. very panoramic.
Well thought and well executed ..
  • Elsie
  • 27 Apr 2007, 08:25
  • Tosin
  • 27 Apr 2007, 09:31
This is a really nice shot. I like the framing!! How are you? Hope well!
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 27 Apr 2007, 10:57
Hey what happened to me comment I posted last night?

Jide Alakija: It obviously didn't come through. I didn't get it. Send it again.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Apr 2007, 11:00
Those three pigeons are just great, especially the flying one. The textures from the trees and the lone red ranger. Excellent.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 27 Apr 2007, 11:33
Okay I think it went along the line of.....

AWESOME awesome capture. I absolutely love to bits every thing about this shot, the colours, the sharpness, everything. This deserves a well earned double "I LIKEY" from the Subster for THIS work of art that my eyes behold. This is trully awesome work.

I duff my virtual hat to you Sir Alakija.

Jide, I take my hat off to you! This is world class!
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 27 Apr 2007, 21:24
I like the processing you've done here and on your Lagos shot, which I think works even better because of the subject matter. That's not to take anything away from this one.

What is the process, by he way? It reminds me of a very fine pen and ink drawing subsequently coloured. The alternative is too ghastly to contemplate - over-sharpening, which I'm sure is not the case here.
Jide Alakija: Well most of the exposure work was done using the Lucisart filter, you can google it to find it. I also put some yellow highlights in the trees using the colour balance tool, the runner was originally wearing yellow so changed that to red.....so I've cheated to give the impact. grin
The detail in this landscape shot is remarkable and gives it an almost surreal feeling to it. I also like the way that one feels like they are peeking through and catching a glimpse.
Is a nice secret shot. I Like the textures of the tree and greens !
  • Evi
  • Greece
  • 2 May 2007, 11:34
Lovely shot!

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