Jide Alakija

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Unsual Dock Scene #2

This is the second shot I mentioned yesterday taken along the walk of the Thames in Thamesmead. It's one of the support structures that holds the platforms on the banks. What I really like about this one is the detail I was able to capture on the wooden support. The foot is the bed of the river, obviously the Thames was at low tide.

I couldn't get many shots that day as my battery ran out during the shoot. I'm hoping to post more shots of the various items that make the Thames in Thamesmead. The response yesterday was very encouraging. This is a part of my photography I'm going to develop further. Jamey still interested in meeting up in these parts?

Again your thoughts are very much appreciated.

On another note. I've started another photoblog on Shutterchance called the Street Phone Photoblog. In this one I have decided to put up shots of things I encounter on a daily basis. The images would not be anything artistic but take it as a daily journal into the life of a photographer. You'll see images that you would not normally see due to the limitations of carrying a huge DSLR. Wish me luck. Check it out.

Also as part of the Week of Peace there is a FREE
Peace Gala show which promises to be really good. Check out the PDF for details.

comments (37)

Great shot!
Perfect one!
Jide Alakija: Thanks ts.fokus.
  • Yẹni
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Aug 2006, 00:36
striking details...jide
Jide Alakija: Thanks Abi.
  • jt
  • United States
  • 10 Aug 2006, 00:48
You know..I have tried a shot like this before and it didn't turn out that great. This one rocks. Good work.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Travis. I took about 50 shots and only 2 turned out good.
  • BumyPerfect
  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • 10 Aug 2006, 01:17
Hello Jide,
Stumbled on your Photoblog Thru a link on another site
We met at your exhibition at terraculture last year
I must confess that I really love your work,
I've actually been browsing shutterchance allday
You guys are doing a great job.
i've signed up and hope to start posting my pictures soon enuf
very different from your usual shots, but i realy like it a lot. terrific details on the edge of the wooden beam.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Nicole. YOu saying you miss my other stuff?
  • Jon
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Aug 2006, 07:17
Great perspective. Love it.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Jon.
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 10 Aug 2006, 07:50
Good job Jide.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Miss E.
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Aug 2006, 08:38
Brilliant angle and I really like the way you've captured the rings of the wood..the colour of the wood also looks rich and contrasts well with the background...7.75/10....a very good portrayal of some very ordinary subject matter
Jide Alakija: My rating has dropped, I think I'll try harder for tomorrow.
  • Steve
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Aug 2006, 09:23
Really interesting perspective you've captured here Jide. Makes you work your imagination to try to figure out how the grey background (wall?) fits in with the wood. (I haven't quite managed it yet).
Jide Alakija: Thanks Steve. The wall is actually the river bed. This is a support structure for the land I was standing on. This is a downwards looking perspective.
  • Vidya
  • Singapore
  • 10 Aug 2006, 09:30
Lovely shot!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Vidya.
  • the enforcer
  • from the deep
  • 10 Aug 2006, 09:49
Jide Alakija: Heard about you.....Thanks.
  • Diya
  • Switzerland
  • 10 Aug 2006, 10:07
i like the tension you are able to express in your pictures, also in this one. i like the shot.

was it a 3.3 shutterspeed?
Jide Alakija: It really should read 1/4 sec not 1/3.36. Thanks for the comment.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Aug 2006, 11:40
The persective this was shot from works for me, I love the detailing, the PP works for me. Very vivid, together with the colours. Maybe I would have liked to see the top tip of the log in the shot.

Stardog already going on about Fstops? Wow, what a new camera can do LOL tongue

Jide Alakija: If I had my tripod and was a bit taller I would have shown you the tip. Otherwise I would have fallen unto the Thames river bed. New camera? Nah, same ol' 10D.
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 10 Aug 2006, 11:48
Your made it look humungous, hard to do.
GREAT GREAT GREAT SHOT! from the 16 year old grin
Jide Alakija: That's what 17mm can do for you. Mr Big 16!
  • petra
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Aug 2006, 12:06
I really love this one Jide! can you explain to me what PP you did on this one?
Then i am going to "do" this one again...
(if it's not to much trouble for you offcourse smile )
Jide Alakija: Sure. I'll put it in the forums later on, hopefully today.
  • micki
  • United States
  • 10 Aug 2006, 12:25
I like this one as well, love these close up, wide angle images!!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Micki.
  • Dammie
  • United States
  • 10 Aug 2006, 12:32
This is a nice wood oo
Jide Alakija: You make that sound like you can get this in the market!!!! Na yam?
  • Frank
  • Germany
  • 10 Aug 2006, 12:54
I like the texture on the wood and the angle you have choosen.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Frank!
  • incubus
  • Europe
  • 10 Aug 2006, 13:39
i think i can pretty much predict ur mood this week grin
Jide Alakija: LMAO! Well what do you think? With all the chaos at Heathrow, infact in the world right now I don't care less about much!
Great use of DOF and a nice subject to shoot. I love the rings in trunk and the cracks.
  • Tosin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Aug 2006, 14:22
Oh i like!! Love you baby!!
  • Jonathan
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Aug 2006, 15:25
Nice detail and DOF, works well.
  • incubus
  • Europe
  • 10 Aug 2006, 15:40
Tell me about it jide!! 20 bombs!! as in HOW?????
  • incubus
  • Europe
  • 10 Aug 2006, 15:42
....God help us sha!!! at least we all knw to be more vigilant!!!
gawsh, so many different angles, so many different interpretations.

before, I read ur little piece, I thot that was a wall for some random reason, but now I see.....and all that detail on the wood..top marks for clarity...nice shot!!
  • Dammie
  • United States
  • 10 Aug 2006, 16:39
Ah han, JESUS....U mean..something went down in London?...this is Y you shouldn't sleep and wakeup to VH1....been watching Paris Hilton all day.....to come on shutterchance....to find out...they were blowing up things!!

My Gawd.....Scaryy!!!
  • Dammie
  • United States
  • 10 Aug 2006, 16:44
Hmmmmmmm, where's Asiko?!?......and Sir skee......

*sigh*....SO i just found out, they have not blown anything!!
dammie, ur so dense, its fascinating!
  • incubus
  • Europe
  • 10 Aug 2006, 18:36
dammie those guys wer abt to bomb some planes goin to yankee men!! 21 of them wer nabbed!! there are still some on the loose so its not just jand men!!! BEWARE!!!
  • incubus
  • Europe
  • 10 Aug 2006, 18:38
.... haven said that the US and UK govt have been seriously investigatin since the letters wer sent to our hse of commons here so i guess they got it on lock down!!! DANM MEN!!! WE R DOOMED!!!
I've been telling everybody, no one answered me. BICYCLE is the way to go mehn...as for overseas trips...anything that cant wait...just board a ship...3 months of sea sickness is a small sacrfice for yer life..

I'm proud of the government!!.....21 at a time!!, that's lovely.....

So maybe I should go to CNN, instead of getting these sort of news on shutterchance.

Ebun, Lemme know when you are done with all the insults that start with "D".....*rolls eyes*......Lmao @ "BICYCLE is the way to go mehn...as for overseas trips...anything that cant wait...just board a ship...3 months of sea sickness is a small sacrfice for yer life.." You are such a psycho!!
  • Ari
  • England (UK)
  • 10 Aug 2006, 20:22
Interesting picture ... and youre right, the detail on the wooden support really is the best part. But when are we (and by we, i mean I)going to get to see some bright colours on here again. Im in desperate need of some inspiration right now. I hope your work is going well, from the sounds of it things are a bit hectic at the moment. Says alot that you chose this time to start up another photoblog smile
Hey Man! u av a way of making mundane things so fascinating
  • Alicia
  • United States
  • 10 Aug 2006, 22:56
Marvelous texture on the wood. I'm soaking up every detail.
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Aug 2006, 17:46
Definitely interested in meeting up. I'm on holiday for a week starting Wednesday 16th but once I get back I'll give you a ring or email you about it. As for this photo - wow. I love it. Brilliant angle and detail.
Ok, Jide. I think you outdid yourself with this one. You did indeed take the mundane and make it beautiful...the perspective, the tones, the color... Really beautiful.

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