Jide Alakija

18 Jun 2007 1,918 views
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Pure Joy #1

This shot to me is a great example of pure joy and release. Happiness to the full. "Yes, I got the job", "Lord, you are AMAZING!"

Today and tomorrow's shots are all about joy and the feeling of being estatic.

As usual commentaries are required, just say what you feel, think or see in this shot (please).

Jide is in a good state and feeling really great these days, FYI.

Special thanks to the great looks of the model, Swinda

comments (25)

Great portrait Jide !
Jide Alakija: Thanks Florence.
The emotion glows in this photograph. Beautifully executed. (:o)
Jide Alakija: Thanks Rosalyn.
Lovely shot !! Congrats
Jide Alakija: Thanks Shakara.
Amazing shot — and gorgeous colour on the shawl!
Jide Alakija: Thanks One way. I have to thank my assistant for the idea on the shawl though.
Yep she looks so happy she's about burst. Great shot..and the tones makes it look like the rain is about to come down and bless her joy.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Ngozi.
  • Ovo
  • UK
  • 18 Jun 2007, 11:35
Brilliant. This definitely brought a smile to my face. To Quote a friend, "Love it!".
Jide Alakija: Hey, Pa Ovo is back!
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 18 Jun 2007, 11:47

It makes me smile and feel good and tingly inside, very inspiring image. Well done bro :d

Jide Alakija: I'm really really glad you're inspired!
Always love your lighting Jide. I see pure bliss...and the colour on that pashmina is awesome!
Jide Alakija: Again the shawls' the assistant to this shot so she's got the credit for that one. Thanks.
  • Yeni
  • 18 Jun 2007, 13:08
wow All thanks to the Creator....Dude I am Happy you are Happy
Jide Alakija: Yup...thanks Yeni.
Really like this one. Very good!!! Pure joy indeed.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Frank...I hope you like the next one too.
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK.
  • 18 Jun 2007, 14:35

Composition is brave, and it works. The main colours complement each other very well. The lighting is key.

A cracker.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Colin, nice to have you comment once again.
  • mal
  • 18 Jun 2007, 15:38
you really captured the excitement of that moment Jide, super shot. mal
Jide Alakija: Thanks Mal.
She does look to be really happy about something. Looks like a weight has lifted from her shoulders. Very emotional shot. Nice.
Jide Alakija: Really, really glad you like it.
Beautiful capture!! (it looks kinda panoramic too -really like it!)
Jide Alakija: Cheers buddy. How's life treating you these days?
  • jeff
  • chicago
  • 18 Jun 2007, 17:15
This is a good one! Your choice of dof is great, as well as the color. You captured happiness for sure here!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Jeff, the dof was as a result of the distractions in the background.
feeling of exhilaration certainly does emit from this one especially the way youve chosen to mute all the tones around her...
Jide Alakija: thanks Sam, though I'm not too sure about the lighting. I didn't do too much to the tones around her, I only enhanced the lighting on her
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Jun 2007, 21:29
This picture speaks a book about happiness and release, indeed. Excellent.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Louis.
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 18 Jun 2007, 22:56
Lovely shot Mal, I do like your composition.
Jide Alakija: Mal? You're kidding me right?
  • Motun
  • London
  • 19 Jun 2007, 01:25
awwwwwwwwwww this is niceeeeeeeee
I simply love images that put a smile on my face! smile
  • Onohi
  • 21 Jun 2007, 13:02
fantastic. very breathe taking
i ll call the shot "redemption"
Jide Alakija: Now that's another way of looking at it.
  • maggie
  • chicago
  • 4 Jul 2007, 18:12
You got this right. You can feel the release of the model in the picture.The colors are amazing.The blurred background contrasts beautifully with the sharp colors on the shawl.... I like!
  • Ivory Coast (Cote D\\\'Ivoire)
  • 24 May 2010, 20:36

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