Jide Alakija

28 Apr 2008 1,656 views
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Nando, Trip-pop muscian, Brick Lane, London

This was taken on a photo meet with Jamey, Skee, Bisola, Eliza and Amy (our new friend).

On another note, this was something I thought was quite funny that I thought I'd share with you today. It's a funny YouTube clip on the current democratic political leadership contest in the states.I must warn you that it is quite rude.

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  • Ellie
  • Damp England
  • 28 Apr 2008, 00:36
Sometimes I see pictures of people I'd like to meet. (Don't worry, I'm completely safe, married and stuff like that!) This chap is one, I'd like to know his secret - he seems to have one, and is smiling about it.
Jide Alakija: I totally understand what you mean, though your need to justify your statement reflects the state of our society today. We're too politically correct.

Nice shot. You captured him well.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Gail.
  • DrAW!
  • nigeria
  • 28 Apr 2008, 03:53
crisp and well lit shot
his attitude is also good

his lips and chin being out of focus rubs me the wrong way though
Jide Alakija: Yup, the chin is out! Oh well you win some you loose some. I still like the portrait
Interesting shot, there is something about the chin area that is sorta off putting, maybe it adds to to the image, maybe it doesn't. Up to the viewer to decide grin
Jide Alakija: Yeah I agree with you re: the chin.
  • Stan
  • 29 Apr 2008, 06:33
You should have shot this with a larger f-stop. The nose and chin spoil what could have been an interesting portrait.

Is your ShMood intentionally in 'baby' mode or.....
Jide Alakija: Yup, I should have. Baby mode? No, I wonder what happened to it. I need to get John to have a look at it. It's on Yellow as usual.
What a beautiful portrait. I can't say that about the subject ;-) but the photograph is cool. What did you shoot it with? Give us the specs of the photo.
Jide Alakija: Hover your mouse cursor over the image, the EXIF data is given.
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Apr 2008, 23:07
The pose and mono treatment work really well. I think the skin looks a little oversharpened for my tastes but it's a minor point.
Nice! Very sharp. Is that up to PP or is it the 5D? The blurred chin takes a bit away from the shot, though.
Interesting to see what you did with this shot.

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