Jide Alakija

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Balls from Paris #2

This shot is the sequel to this shot. I didn't have anything that I thought was blog worthy to work on. Hopefully tomorrow I'll find sometime to do some shooting as I'm running very low on archive material at the moment.

In the meantime what do you think of this shot?

comments (16)

  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 25 Jun 2007, 03:34

  • Petra
  • 25 Jun 2007, 07:42
beautiful capture Jide!!
Magic !!!
  • Mal
  • 25 Jun 2007, 09:17
packed with mystique Jide, really love this. mal
  • Josef
  • 25 Jun 2007, 11:42
Very nice! I love the silhouette-style shot of the person holding the ball. Nice.
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Jun 2007, 12:38
I think the darkness is just a little too dark here, but I like the composition.
A wonderful shot - truly marvellous. Mike
  • dezha
  • 25 Jun 2007, 13:31
now I'm really, really, realley stoked!!

awesome shot!!
I think Jide that this just might be my fav from this series. I really like the way you've seperated the guy from the ball while maintaining contact between the two if that makes sense.
It looks perfect Jide ! Great work really. The underexposition ont the left plays well its role : focus on the ball. Brilliant.
Wow! (:o)
Magic smile
  • pedro cardona
  • mahon (minorca island - spain)
  • 25 Jun 2007, 22:07
the composition of the shot is very interesting, for me there's only one problem: with the configuration of my monitor the man appears almost black, maybe the constrast is very high...

best wishes
Jide I think you are one person who understands 'light' to the T (almost anyway)... I need to get to that point. This is a very well composed photo.
Jide Alakija: Ngozi, thanks. I strongly suggest you got Michael Grecoo's book on Lighting. Photography is all about capturing light, most people don't even notice it, they spend more time on the subject they are capturing, you see it in their work.
  • Ovo
  • UK
  • 26 Jun 2007, 12:16
That is beautiful
  • Aibee Abidoye
  • 28 Jun 2007, 22:21
The only way you know for sure what is the going on in this picture is by staring into the glass ball. Without that ball, the guy could very well be sitting by himself in the dark contemplating his life. The ball shows you everything there is to know about this day. You can tell this picture was taken during the day time and you have some activity going on around this one guy! Its fantastic. I love it.

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