Jide Alakija

08 Sep 2008 1,287 views
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Sharing the wealth

For a shot taken at f/32, it's surprisingly quite sharp! I don't have any ND long exposure filters yet so this was the best I could do. I'm looking to get some filters soon though. If anyone could give me some pointers as too where to get good affordable ones please drop me a note.

Quite a bit of work has gone into producing this one. Infact I had about 15 adjustment layers in getting it right. I think I could have easily done it with just three if I knew where I was going with it.

I thought since I hadn't done anything abstract for a while it would make sense for me to mark my 801st shot with something very different.

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I quite like the colour, I also like the caption very much. Well done!
sweet shot

looks like he's hoarding the wealth tho

talk to mal about filters
haha I agree with Dr A.W

didn't realise the hoarding going on there..
Really like what you have done here.
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Sep 2008, 10:17
hell yes, i like... you've added a lot of drama to what might otherwise be an ordinary sight... love the toning and the light...
Very nice! The toning of the fountain and the statue is excellent!
The people at the sides are a bit disturbing but fountain looks so great that you almost cannot crop the image.

Filters: I bought some of the Cokin P series. Pretty cheap, quality OK for occasional amateur usage. The filters are from plastic not glass. Don't use the A series unless you do only tele and have small lens diameters.

They also have the much more expensive the Z and X series for professionals.
  • #2000
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Sep 2008, 13:22
Thumbs up...likes it, very nice tones.
  • Jaycee
  • United States
  • 8 Sep 2008, 17:21
I know it has to do with Greek Mythology...love it!
Great stuff, Jide. Ebay is a good source for affordable filters: a certain high street camera shop wanted £50 for a 77mm. polarizer: I bought one from Hong Kong for around £15!

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