Jide Alakija

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I'm very ill at the moment as a result of some recent complications in my life. Anyway as such I didn't do much today apart from resting. Yeah that's the word. I hope I'll be a lot better for tomorrow as I've got alot to catch up on.

This was a shot taken during a wedding reception I covered recently. I initially wanted to do it in mono but couldn't get the intensity I was looking for.

As for yesterdays shot I'll put up a little explanation on how I improved the tonal range. Right now I need a lot of rest.  

comments (22)

  • Suby
  • UK, Milton Keynes
  • 1 May 2007, 00:02
Take it easy bro,

Love the way she sort of rises from the depth of the image to stare the veiwer down, good DOF, what lens did you use? Loving the intensity of the eyes grin

  • Jamey
  • London
  • 1 May 2007, 00:07
Lol, Suby's always after that elusive magic lens, aint he smile

This is a fine shot. Really like it. Very tasteful, very pro.
Suby's right it's very pro and should be considered if you ever did a gallery showing on your own. Rest well my brother.
a quote comes to mind when i see this

Grace: Where's my daughter? What have you done with my daughter?
Anne: Are you mad? I am your daughter.
OMIGOSH...Tis like magic!!
That is brilliant Jide. That childs parents will have that shot on display forever, mate. Fantatsic.
Hope you start to feel a bit better.
Jide this is a wonderful portrait. I love it.
Have you worked on the whites of the eyes, they look very, very solidly white?
Hope you are much better very soon. Jose
Mr Alakija this is really good work .. I am enjoying your model shots. Get well soon.
  • milou
  • sunny Southampton, UK
  • 1 May 2007, 11:00
Lovely job. Great smile (or hint thereof).
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 May 2007, 13:41
I am glad you didn't mono this one - those eyes are riveting. Excellent.
FANTASTIC!...ticked all the boxes in my list and also added to me likeys...
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 1 May 2007, 20:42
Very interesting perspective. She has pretty eyes.
  • mal
  • 1 May 2007, 22:26
this is a really lovely shot Jide, ticks my boxes. mal
  • Petra
  • 1 May 2007, 22:49
Great one Jide...hop you geel better soonsmile
  • Azhar
  • Mumbai, India.
  • 2 May 2007, 19:09
Fantastic shot...wish she wasn;t wearing black shoes so it came up as a nice spotty blur down there.... anyways, great shot.
Jide Alakija: He's back!!!
Lovely shot. The eyes really stand out.
  • Jon
  • UK
  • 3 May 2007, 15:47
Great shot. The eyes demand attention.
  • Motun
  • 5 May 2007, 16:36
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww i like!! i like how the focus is on her pretty face and she has as strong stare
  • Yeni
  • 6 May 2007, 19:40
my kind of shot
  • Stan
  • Naija
  • 6 May 2007, 19:43
The eyes sell this one.smile
very good portrait! i really love this one!
  • Aibee
  • 15 May 2007, 03:22
This is actually a pretty good photo, but the girl looks so scary with her perfect gray eyes. I know it almost sounds like a contradiction but she could star in a movie like OMEN. seriously.

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camera Canon EOS 5D
exposure mode aperture priority
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aperture f/2.8
sensitivity ISO640
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