Jide Alakija

04 Oct 2007 3,531 views
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Kike's delight

I've decided to go to my comfort zone today. I think some of you would like this one as I've put sometime into it. I've basically put this up because a dear friend of a good friend of mine is 19 today. I don't know if it's too much to ask but can you all wish Kike a happy birthday today?


comments (27)

  • VZ
  • Atlanta, USA
  • 4 Oct 2007, 00:08
Oh yeah. This one moves right onto my territory. Brutal rust and tender petals form a clever play of contrasts. Thumbs up.
Lovely composition.
  • bisola
  • Surbiton
  • 4 Oct 2007, 00:48
Excellently executed, Jide! Excellent! Can't stop looking at it smile
This is my favourite of your shots. It is gorgeous.
  • Yẹni
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Oct 2007, 01:12
you do know how to find these beauties dont you, It looks unreal and too good to be true.

That you always come across things like this and manage to Photograph them very well, it becomes Poetic...
Yeah thats what you are a Poetic Photographer.
Happy 19th Kike!!!
I love it
  • Stan
  • 4 Oct 2007, 06:09
Happy Birthday Kike!

Loving the tones and hues here mate.
  • shakara
  • Nigeria
  • 4 Oct 2007, 08:00
Lovely shot Jide.
  • adaoha
  • 4 Oct 2007, 08:04
I really Love this. Should be part of the collection.
  • mick
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Oct 2007, 09:30
top dog picture.love it.
  • Lola
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Oct 2007, 09:54
Good shot. Happy Birthday Kike. Have brill day!
Happy birthday Kike.

To jide: He shoots! and he scores. What a great shot. lol but for real. Beautiful shot!
  • Yẹni
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Oct 2007, 12:48
Oh Happi Batheday...to you, what lens do you want for your birthday. you got 4 hours to cash in this offer
This is a real beauty. I love the tones and the contrasting elements. A likey.
Now that is very unusual. The little blue flower is a great accent. What is the metal thing? Nice shot.
  • Grace
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Oct 2007, 17:45
Happy Birthday Kike!

Nice one Jide, there's always something unique in your work. And I know it's a bit late, happy birthday anyway.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 4 Oct 2007, 18:11
Happy Birthday Kike!

I like the contrasts in this photo. Is that really the color of that flower? It's most unusual.
love the composition, flower is just right smile
Happy birthday Kike! This picture? Fantastic quality.
It's been said, but nice contrast in textures and colour, and great lighting.
beautiful concept jide
well executed

happy birthday kike
don't know you, but the person that took this picture deserves that little favour
  • Yinka
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Oct 2007, 20:59
happy birthday Kike and the very best of many many wishes!
  • Kike Soyode
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Oct 2007, 14:01
Thank You soooo much JIde! this is a lovely picture...

and thanks to everyone fr the birthday wishes!..xxxx
  • Ifueko (ify / mama)
  • North / East side...
  • 6 Oct 2007, 16:42
Happy birthday lil sis...

This picture, especially the flower just brings back memories...Wow !!!

For mee, this flower symbolises a new creation, hope, purity & future...

On the other hand, i have been told that a blue flower represents purity of heart, mind and soul which can withstand adverse conditions or any sturggles.

This image just depicts survival, purity & new creation (i.e. blue flower) amidst the drain top & the stones on the side (i.e. struggle).

Lovely image !!!
Wonderful contrast. So eye-catching. I just love it! (:o)
  • Lesley
  • Montreal, Canada
  • 22 Oct 2007, 20:26
Wow! Sorry for several comments in one go, but couldn't not comment on this one as I find the contrast so incredibly striking! Definitely going into my likeys. smile

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