Jide Alakija

08 Oct 2007 2,313 views
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A stranger in the night

I haven't got much to say about this one. I think the image itself speaks. What story would you tell with this shot?

comments (18)

  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Oct 2007, 00:18
wow! an image by 12a! congrats man.
u in a comtemplative mood?
Jide Alakija: This was actually taken on Friday and processed that evening. I just had it queued up for today. Yes I spent time on it and had it ready for today. This is a rarity these days....I doubt tomorrow's image would be as good as this one.
Stunning photograph. I love the use of available light.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Michael, care had to be taken when processing it, As you can see I blew out the lamp-post...but there wasn't much I could do there in the time I had to take this shot!
  • OverWoman
  • United States
  • 8 Oct 2007, 01:50
Great Shoot Jidesmile

I get the sense that he is an elderly man who has busied himself with the fight to make something of himself, he has been successful, and now he is just reflectingsmile

Really though, the shoot doesn't scream lonely to me just comfort with oneself.
Beautiful processing.
Wow. This reminds me of an old gangster-movie, or such.

This could be "Humphrey Bogart - 40 years later".. Nice atmosphere here.
Awesome processing Jide.
  • adaoha
  • 8 Oct 2007, 12:43
A gentle man out in the dark. I really like this image, how you were able to illuminate him compared to his surrounding.
  • OMOS
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Oct 2007, 13:02
I see Inspector Gadget!.
ta da da da da, Inspector gadget....
i always amazed by your work Jide. Keep up the good work
Wow.... Spot On. Great contrast, great color, great composition. Light is well.... perfect. Well done.
  • aisha
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Oct 2007, 16:42
jide this is beautiful... image, moment , space etc ...beautiful. i am starting to experiment with what we saw the other day.
The Shot is The OLD MAN, everything else eases into a sublime blur....Its sweet Alakija..
  • Bougzy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Oct 2007, 18:59
U got this in black and white?
Jide Alakija: Yes I do and it's really HOT! I wanted to post a colour shot today.
I think this is a wonderful photograph. Technically it is great, and beautifully handled, but there is an atmosphere about it, which makes you linger. (:o)
Mate you've nailed it!!! Me shot of the day!!
  • klickd
  • Milton Keynes
  • 8 Oct 2007, 21:58
Wow ! This is stunning !
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Oct 2007, 16:13
Well noticed.
Ooooh! I love this. It has such a '40's feel to it (must be the lamp post). Makes mewonder what it would look like in B&W. Lovely capture!
  • Collins
  • Houston, TX (USA)
  • 17 Oct 2007, 23:19
Great one. You killed it.

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