Jide Alakija

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photoblog image Children of Rwanda #9: Sunshine Child
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Children of Rwanda #9: Sunshine Child

This shot represents the sunshine in the new things in life. New jobs, new projects, new wife, new husband, new born child, new pain....speaking of new things, I'm dedicating this shot to all those entering a new phase in their lives in particular my girlfriend who is starting a new venture and I'm keeping my fingers crossed you'll be smiling all the way to the bank.

Oh and yes I deliberately left this one in colour, I got a bit addicted to the black and whites. I'm now learning how to process my images in colour once again.

comments (22)

  • mal
  • 11 Apr 2008, 00:19
no words needed! super shot. mal
Jide Alakija: Thanks mal. How you doing?
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 11 Apr 2008, 04:42
You have done sunshine proud, Jide!
Jide Alakija: Awwww, thanks Ginnie.
  • incubus
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Apr 2008, 08:43
This is good!! Im smiling!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Miss!
You mean toned down and desaturated colours, sorry does not classify as a colour image yet smile

Lovely image grin
Jide Alakija: It's official, Suby is colourblind!
Wonderful and a likey right now !!!
  • ...
  • United States
  • 11 Apr 2008, 15:19
Is it me or does this child have a striking resemblance to a certain tosin whose images used to be on the blog.... their faces look so alike or maybe i need to go to specsavers.

nice image.
  • Tokini
  • Nigeria
  • 11 Apr 2008, 16:36
I still love it smile (despite the comment above. Lol!)
Which comment Tokini? smile
  • Tokini
  • Nigeria
  • 11 Apr 2008, 16:42
Suby! Abi you still haven't learnt about my fiery lawyer/ kung pow dragon tactics? grin You know full well which comment I mean. Lol!
  • nig
  • Gym
  • 11 Apr 2008, 18:30
Excellent portrait, love the eyes and teeth.
Jide Alakija: Thnx Nigel....
  • DrAW!
  • nigeria
  • 11 Apr 2008, 18:32
very symbolic.
technically superb.

this is definitely a colour image...but in fairness to suby i might have missed the subtle colour if i hadn't read your accompanying write up

either way, the image is very well done
Jide Alakija: Thnx Draw
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 11 Apr 2008, 18:57
Wonderful, wonderful photo. The smile, the eyes, beautiful.
Jide Alakija: Thnx Laurie..how you doing?
  • justin
  • United States
  • 11 Apr 2008, 20:25
I love this photo
Jide Alakija: Thnx....
Jide Alakija: Literally Amin.....wink
  • ...
  • United States
  • 14 Apr 2008, 14:59
I am not here to make any trouble but honestly I feel that this pic looks like the pic below.. my 2 cents... Its in d eyes and I could have sworn its a young version of her..

  • jezblog
  • United States
  • 14 Apr 2008, 21:08
Love the sheer beauty of the face....the eyes... the skin and hands are fantastic... great uplifting vibe...... I looked in your Rwanda gallery I completely love that rim lit image at the start ........ mega fantastic....... Cheers Jez XX
Jide Alakija: Thanks for dropping by Jez, heard alot about you through Amin. Really rate your work.
  • miniguinea
  • United States
  • 15 Apr 2008, 04:59
i see you in this childs eyes....literaly
Jide Alakija: =).....
  • the last xenomorph alive
  • acheron (aka LV 426)
  • 15 Apr 2008, 20:58
i bet you whitened the teeth!
Jide Alakija: Funnily enough I didn't. wink
  • Dotun
  • 17 Apr 2008, 18:57
I love this.
I like your porttraits, this is special. Great composition, great light and nice sepia´s tone.
Thank you for your comment. Enric.
  • milou
  • sunny Southampton
  • 15 Jun 2008, 08:46
Fab. As Mal says, super shot.
lovely child...

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