Jide Alakija

23 Aug 2007 1,869 views
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Okay my trip to Italy was AMAZING! I had a really really good time. Even though it was hard work. I haven't got much time now as I am packing for New York. When I get back I'll have more to say.

Oh this is the best I could process from my trip, it's basically as the title says - "Simplicity"

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Brother will you have a hotdog for me please. I so miss them and I can't wait for Nov to come around when I'll be back there myself. Now question, i can almost work out the pp you've done but I've never been able to duplicate the tone you achieve and I so want to. Jide how do you, no I'll have to work it out for myself, it's the one place I want to be as well as lighting sigh !
Jide Alakija: You'll probably hate me for saying this to you but there's really nothing I've done here other then yes highlighted the book with the curve tool...That's it...this is really just a straight monochrome conversion with a high contrast and a sepia tone using the photo filter tool...nothing else.
Coming to NY?? what are you doing in NY? If you have time to stopby in DC that will be nice we are not too far away smile As per the shot I just feel that it is missing something...maybe a pen, a cup, a shadow on the pages just not sure, the composition just feels very empty IMHO.
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 23 Aug 2007, 02:31
Excellent effect on the book.
Have a nice trip to NY!
  • E Etomi
  • Sweden
  • 23 Aug 2007, 07:51
Have fun smile
  • josef
  • 23 Aug 2007, 15:03
Wow! Great dof. Really nice shot.
  • Babak
  • 23 Aug 2007, 20:51
its so nice!
  • Mora.B
  • NY
  • 24 Aug 2007, 01:43
Can't wait to see your pictures from my NY
I think it an amazing shot...simple but amazing. I might be using it for a video...by the way if you get the chance, take some pictures of athletes please...I am doing a piece on someone who runs on Monday and it would be good to some Jide pictures of runners.
mate, you're doing a lot of travel! I envy you... It's interesting how you can make a lovely capture sound so simple when you describe how you took it and yet when I try something similar, the results are a laugh smile... keep posting pls. some of us are learning from your shots!
  • adaoha
  • 25 Aug 2007, 22:22
First off, I'm glad your trip to Italy was much much fun, which means you'll be visiting it more often..lol. And I know your trip to NY will be off the chain. Looking forward to the stories when you get back.

Concerning the image, I couldn't help but wonder what the book was on, and it kinda stood out for me. If you ask me why, I think I will prefer to tell it another day. For me I didn't think it needed any more side distractions - the title very well represents the image.
and wen r u coming back...?
we're supposed to meet up this week ending....
Jide Alakija: 28th....
very nice image, jide.

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