Jide Alakija

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photoblog image After the rain...in London
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After the rain...in London

This is something I have been relishing to do for a while and I have only just found the opportunity to do one. A nice landscape shot with my EOS 5D. This was taken just after the rain last week Friday.

Can you please tell me a story when you see this shot?

comments (28)

  • Olaide
  • Fort Collins, CO, USA
  • 22 Jun 2007, 06:51
Jide Alakija: Ta.
I am really surprised this shot is not getting any love. Its a stunner. well done.
Jide Alakija: Thanks man! Someone has good eyes. smile
So it's not only portraits that you do so well... your landscape photography is fantastic too! I really like this shot...
Jide Alakija: I think you need to see what's in my archive, I used to do fewer portraits in the beginning. Nowadays I'm so busy with so many other non-photography things that I don't get the chance to go out and do landscapes. Also I lost my tripod sometime ago so I haven't done any night stuff for a while now.
  • Ovo
  • UK
  • 22 Jun 2007, 10:42
Absolutely gorgeous shot. So you want a story. I will start it off and who ever comments next will have to continue it:
"I hated London sometimes, it rained a lot but as I look at of my window - at the view...breathe taking...I knew I could not leave it. Not yet"
Jide Alakija: ....so I decided to stay and workout a way of controlling the rain, I know what I'll build a weather machine! Guess what I worked well last year....too well, we had very little rain! I got charged for "acts leading to Global warming"
  • josef
  • 22 Jun 2007, 10:52
Very nice panoramic view. I'm a real sucker for this kind of shot.
Jide Alakija: thanks josef, I hope to get more of these later.
Lovely shot, like the bus on the bridge
Jide Alakija: Thanks Aussie.
  • Mal
  • 22 Jun 2007, 11:31
Once upon a time, there was this fairy princess who lived in a castle at the end of a bridge! cracking image Jide, the tones across the sky are to die for. mal
Jide Alakija: She used the red buses to cross the brigde to see the breath-taking view of the sky!
  • Suby
  • milton Keynes, UK
  • 22 Jun 2007, 11:54
Mal has said it, cracking cracking image

Jide Alakija: wink Thanks...complete the story, read Ovo's comment!
Beutiful view
  • Dimples
  • Hatfield,Herts.
  • 22 Jun 2007, 13:27
I love this..it looks like a postcard....Nice Work Jide!!!
  • Abby
  • bowie, MD
  • 22 Jun 2007, 13:34
  • Ovo
  • UK
  • 22 Jun 2007, 13:37
Jide you crack me up. But let continue:
"They imprisoned me on a bridge, forcing me to know that there was this perfect view of the bridge but never to see it."
Don't know why this came to mind when I saw this image initially!

No regrets they don't work
No regrets they only hurt
Sing me a love song
Drop me a line
Suppose it's just a point of view
But they tell me I'm doing fine

-- No Regrets, Robbie Williams
  • E Etomi
  • Sweden
  • 22 Jun 2007, 13:47
'I had three magical items on me, a candlestick, a needle and watch'
  • Jon
  • UK
  • 22 Jun 2007, 14:39
Nice composition and great colours throughout, Jide. Nice one.
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Jun 2007, 16:06
Lovely shot, well done.
  • Mimi
  • London,UK
  • 22 Jun 2007, 16:16
I really like this.So beautiful.Wuld love 2 have a pic like this.Kinda see it as Peaceful, culd say London-Serenity.No hassle or any of the usual worries.Just TRANQUILITY.City full of Possibilities.Will Stop borin u now.lol.
It's like a London in a parallel universe - or Fairyland! Fabulous image Jide.
absolutely beautiful...at first i thought it was a place in souther europe like venice then i relaised its london with the toens seriously buffed up...
  • fola77
  • 22 Jun 2007, 20:40
vanished... all around me water, and in the distance a bridge. Some of the buildings looked like they had just been vacated, or had been used at some point in the near past anyway, as there was an eerie light shining through what looked like walls and doors, maybe even windows of some sort. I found myself in what could only be described as a concrete jungle. What a strange place this must have been when it was inhabited by these people. I believe they were called the generation X, and not much is left of their lifestyle these days. Some terrible negligent acts they committed, and some intentional unnecessary wars they waged against each other led to their utter and total destruction. It is said that they developped themselves to death, a phenomenon called global warming wiped them off the face off the earth. I wonder what it would have been like to live amongst them...
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Lovely image! Wish I could steal it ha ha ha!!! But I'll just wait for a chance to get mine. Nice!
  • peter
  • 28 Jun 2007, 21:15
I wish I could see this one bigger...from here it looks amazing.
  • maggie
  • Chicago
  • 4 Jul 2007, 17:47
breathtaking!!! i love landscapes....This is absolutely beautiful!
  • Chad
  • 7 Jul 2007, 12:30
A wonderful contemporary London river/cityscape shot
  • Frances
  • London
  • 12 Jul 2007, 18:20
There's something about this photo that I love. Can't quite put my finger on it, but it has a strange feel of old and new. I like how the colours from the bridge and buildings stand out...
  • Chinwe Ozobia
  • 14 Jul 2007, 02:56
Stunning,i am blown away. All i see are the clouds - THEY ARE PERFECT. I think i might have a second fav
"I opened my eyes to the sky to see what could have been the beginning of time but was the end of my world as I had come to know it"
  • Collins
  • Houston, Texas, USA
  • 4 Aug 2007, 15:18
Sometimes a photo just works. This is one of those times.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Collins.

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