Jide Alakija

16 Sep 2007 1,743 views
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You obviously know that this image follows from yesterday's.

My day has been such an exhausting one. I had a huge wedding outside London to cover, so loads of travelling to and fro. I nearly got LOST in the country, on those winding roads too, today. Sometimes I wonder how people find their way to places without a GPS! A map doesn't help on these roads when there are no lights, no landmarks and no people! I wonder.

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ha. try to sell that idea to nyc taxi drivers. -joke...
dude. your photos rock one after the next.
Jide Alakija: Thanks.
  • Babak
  • 16 Sep 2007, 08:34
so nice!
Jide Alakija: Thanks.
  • incubus
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Sep 2007, 09:37
sombrero!! RIba! taran-tara-ta-ta-ta-ta
Jide Alakija: Sometimes I wonder why you aren't doing Comedy!
What a great smile that you've captured. He's someone pleased with being.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Mary.
  • David
  • Nigeria
  • 16 Sep 2007, 11:52
Hello. Poking my head in to see what I've been missing. How're things with you..

Oh almost forgot... about the picture grin, It's a fun picture.
Jide Alakija: Loooooooooong time dude!
  • Stan
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Sep 2007, 16:06
I like this one dude. Shame you lost some detail in the guitar though.

P.S. Yes i finally joined upgrin
Jide Alakija: Welcome to SC
  • Steve
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Sep 2007, 17:51
It's a cracker Jide. Top shot.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Steve.
  • Dr A.W!
  • Nigeria
  • 16 Sep 2007, 21:34
striking shot jide! lovely POV
i want to believe that your apperture value was meant to blur only the background and not the guitar playing
otherwise, a slightly tighter crop may do this justice
Jide Alakija: Thanks. I wanted to try something different with the wide aperture, I only wanted to focus on his face but at the same time break the rules a tad bit by having his hands in it. I think I should have mentioned this in the description.
  • Mo
  • London
  • 16 Sep 2007, 22:46
Great shot Jide! It's incredible how a fantastic photo can evoke an emotional response, I'm smiling right back at this guy as I type! What an amazing set of teeth ( or is that courtesy of Mr Alakija?)
Wonderful capture! I would call it Hombre!
Great capture. Very nice facial expression, good shot.

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