Jide Alakija

28 Apr 2007 1,651 views
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This shot really looks good in large print format or in high resolution. If your screen is calibrated properly you'll notice the low lights. I really like this one. I wanted to post the original so you can see what I've done to it but I don't have internet access in my new flat and this has been uploaded outside my home.

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wow, this shot is so well toned, lights and shadows in the right places...like a cgi ud see in 300 or lotr....
sorry for not including this in my previous comment...but do you use a lot of brushwork to acheiev this tonal range?
Jide Alakija: Obviously you have a well calibrated screen. No this was actually very simple to do. I produced three exposures from the RAW file and masked out the shadows in one and the highlights in the other. Mid tone was the main image which I used one exposure for.
I like this picture. It' so beautiful. Lots of details.
I bet it does looks good in large print, looks bloody nice on screen too smile
Gorgeous textures..reminds me so much of our forests here. Beautiful!
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 28 Apr 2007, 16:59
I stand up and clap Sir Alakija, another awesome image.

Got the backdrop today? U should have received it by now.
  • BobC
  • 28 Apr 2007, 22:29
I really do like this, the contrastof the lighter green leaves against the darker dead wood, very nice indeed.
Beautiful shot. Where was this taken?
Jide Alakija: Thanks. Shot was taken in the local park of near where I live in Sydenham.
  • peter
  • Denmark
  • 3 May 2007, 09:11
I like it too - and have been thinking about trying out a similar idea. I just need to find the right place in the right light. Although this a low key image it isn't without contrast. The bright parts really light up against all the dark tones. A good candidate for black and white?
  • Aibee Abidoye
  • 15 May 2007, 03:29
I really like it too! I tried to do something like this with my camera but i really dont know how to work these things... thought i could simply get the imagine from a single shot. nope. didnt work. grin

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