Jide Alakija

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Pretty much have a theme going on here. You can call it Mimi's day at the beach or something like that.

My Tip: The same proceedure as yesterdays image. I'm employed the rule of thirds here.

No questions? It would be great if someone would say something. I need some direction on what to talk about next, otherwise I'll assume you all know it all now.

comments (13)

  • boye
  • United States
  • 18 Feb 2009, 00:17
This touch of red in an otherwise dull background brings to mind the girl in the red coat in Spielberg's Schindler's List. I am sure the subject here is not facing her own holocaust however. Thought provoking pic as usual.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Boye. Interesting thought.
  • Dr A. W!
  • United States
  • 18 Feb 2009, 05:42
nicely done sir

i guess you could talk about lenses next smile
Jide Alakija: Thanks DrAW!

Lenses? What would you like to know. Be specific!
It seems like your intention is to break the rule here with Mimisad because I get a sense she may have initially been looking away reflecting. The subject in the BG, however, fits perfectly and catches her attention. anyways, good sense of depth and scale with the subject in the BG.
Jide Alakija: I'm not sure I follow your thoughts on this one Ade. Can you elaborate on the first part pls.

Thanks for the comment about the subject in the background. I wasn't sure that it was obvious in this shot.
  • Herman
  • South Africa
  • 18 Feb 2009, 06:59
mmmmmmmmmmmm i love rich deep colours
Jide Alakija: Thanks Herman.
Right up my street,is it a straight shot or have you tweaked it.If this was my shot i would have gone applied image to darken everything .then used the hisory brush in normal to bring Mimi back , levels and curves to give it a boost, finished off with Gaussian Blur.
Jide Alakija: I had a quick look at your photos and saw what you mean. It would be interesting to see how it would look in your interpretation.
We know it all Jide ... ;-) ;-) (kidding) ... just because we don't reply with a side of A4 single spaced doesn't mean that we dont appreciate what you are doing ... just keep giving us the goods ... and I like this with the dof effects ... and the fact that she's looking away and into the distance ... keep them and the blurb coming Jide. richard
Jide Alakija: Richard! Steering again! I'm glad at least it caught your attention. Photoblogging can be a very lonely thing to do. You know that.
Hello Jide, I have been looking through your website..man it is really nice. Who designed it?? Did you do it yourself. I need to get some serious work done on mine. Any advice would be cool.
So long.
Jide Alakija: What site are you referring to? www.alakija.com or www.jidealakija.com. I designed the latter. The first was done using a template provided by foliolink.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 18 Feb 2009, 14:46
Nice work. I like the excellent use of DoF here.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Laurie.
  • Ada
  • United States
  • 18 Feb 2009, 16:59
Awesome dude!!!! Yeah, I'm with draw..lets have a chat about lenses...
Jide Alakija: Ta darling. So what do you want to know about lenses?
fabulous dof/comp Jide, the red coat is the clincher for me.
Jide Alakija: Rule I heard some where, I can't remember where but to make a shot come out at you make sure your subject is red.
excuse me for my bad writing; what I meant to say was that she seems to have been facing the ocean initially then she turns her head to the left when she noticed the person in the BG. You are obviously using the rule of thirds without a doubt, but, in my opinion, I think you broke it with Mimi; I hope I clarified my prior comment: no more comments from me today. Have a good one.
Jide Alakija: Hmmm...I don't think the rule was broken here at all. I didn't compose the shot with her looking at the see. I saw her look at the background and thought it would make a good shot.
  • Dr A. W!
  • United States
  • 18 Feb 2009, 22:45
i guess you could talk about vignetting.

for example...this image...was it simply your lens work or did you add the vignette in post?
Jide Alakija: Yup....and extra vignetting in the RAW conversion. I use it to help focus on the subject even more.
  • Adaoha
  • Italy
  • 9 Mar 2009, 13:41
I've spent too long away from the master's blog, and you can tell that I am slacking. But I wondered, the pictures (or the last two) doesn't allow the viewer to see her face. Is the idea of the image one that tells many stories?

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camera Canon EOS 5D
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