Jide Alakija

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Frank and Jane

As a result of my image draught I decided today to hook up with Bisola and get some images. I challenged myself to getting at least 5 good shots. This is something I haven't managed since I shot the Notting Hill Carnival 2 years ago now.

I just happened to find these two in the centre of Trafalgar Square after a Korean parade sitting by the fountain. You can see why I had no choice but to get this shot from them. Yes this shot to me tells its own story and that is why I have decided to call it "Frank and Jane"

This has become one of my favourites of all times.

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Frank AND Jane. You were quick to the trigger here, and I was wrong: this IS sharp!!
Jide Alakija: Man! I have to tell you that yes the lens is Tech sharp! even without RAW sharpening it was alright to post. Really impressed with it.
Sharp sharp sharp. They are not about to step outta the picture are they?
Jide Alakija: No they're not Atunbi. Had I shot this with a medium format camera maybe they would have.
Works so well with the diluted background. richard
Jide Alakija: Thanks Richard.
  • Stan
  • 9 Jun 2008, 07:08
I like this shot. Something 'fun' about it.

Which lens are we talking about here? Not a Canon shooter but I try to keep up with all the gear.

FYI Jide, No you wouldn't see any difference with MF at this display size. I've also considered making the jump for landscape purposes. If you're not printing or displaying big you'd be hard pressed to notice the extra DR and resolution.
Jide Alakija: THanks Stan. With regards to the MF comment I want you to look at the link below.


Look at images 4 & 5 then compare with images 8, 9 & 10. The first two were shot with a Canon EOS 5D, the latter three with a H1 HassleBald. Dude it's very obvious looking at the shots that the H1 has a bit more definition.

Looking at the shot above I can tell you that if I shot this with more pixels you'd notice better definition in the skin. I've taken a shot with a 6MP and compared it to one taken with a 13MP cam at the same res...there is a big difference in definition at corners and edges.
  • Stan
  • 9 Jun 2008, 10:14
LMAO. Jide, we need to hash this out properly on msn or something. First the first series of shots are a different type/style than the last three.

That aside, the first were indeed shot with the 5D whilst the last three were shot with a Nikon D2X mate (i looked at the EXIF info for all images).

The differences you're seeing are due to the higher resolving ability of the crop sensor D2X (fewer pixels than the 5D) versus the 5D combined with the corner softness issues associated with full frame. Incidentally you've just hit upon the reason why FF users are flocking to the Nikon D3. It demonstrated much less vignetting and corner softness than the Canon system.
  • Otokpa
  • Nigeria
  • 9 Jun 2008, 10:43
Nice capture Mr Alakija.

About the 5D/D2x... No comment Jide.
Nice happy shot and the diffused background is just right to make them stand out almost in 3D!
They look so happy. That is a wonderful double portrait.

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camera Canon EOS 5D
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