Jide Alakija

10 Sep 2007 1,768 views
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This is the next photo in my 'Big Apple' series, to follow on from the last shot. These shots do not have any real meaning at the moment but I thought I'd try something different from my usual this time.

What's there to say for this one? Well nothing much - It wasn't really a well thought out shot. I basically was crossing the road and saw this chap walking across ever so gingerly. I took two shots without looking through the viewfinder and bam! I was in love with this one. I'm sure you can see why! There is such a rugged feel to this. What do you think?

comments (16)

  • bisola
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Sep 2007, 00:20
love it! I don't know about 'rugged', though, but as I can't think of anything more apt... I should just shut up :p
Interesting shot, it's growing on me
awesome shot man.
really like the intensity of the lighting here.
great tones
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 10 Sep 2007, 01:09
Ditto what Amin says. The lighting is great, wonderful contrast, and angle of view.
lovely photo, well done Jide.
  • E Etomi
  • Sweden
  • 10 Sep 2007, 06:52
My first thought was Nigeria...then I thought Nah, all that graffiti and the look of the buildings didnt add up.
  • Josef
  • Sweden
  • 10 Sep 2007, 08:13
Nice black and white. I love the sharpness of the whole thing, and the shadows are amazing!
  • adaoha
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Sep 2007, 08:16
Takes me back. Very well captured. Nice.
  • shakara
  • Nigeria
  • 10 Sep 2007, 09:29
Nice shot ..
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Sep 2007, 10:46
I like this image a lot.
Have you wound the contrast up to "max."?
  • klickd
  • Milton Keynes
  • 10 Sep 2007, 22:13
Nice shot !
  • Kayode
  • Nigeria
  • 11 Sep 2007, 07:54
so NY! nice shot
  • Kim
  • Canada
  • 11 Sep 2007, 20:36
i'm sad that u were in new york and didnt visit!
  • milou
  • sunny Southampton
  • 13 Sep 2007, 20:40
Lovely job - great light & tones.
  • Collins
  • Houston, Texax, USA
  • 14 Sep 2007, 01:37
Some good toning, but the photo isn't really saying anything to me.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Collins. I guess photos like these only work as part of a series of photos. I've posted one so far along side this one...I'll post more later.
love this shot...

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