Jide Alakija

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My intepretation to theme #2.

I actually forgot that today was a theme day and I actually had a shot processed for today following yesterdays' shot. Anyway this is one from the archives as the theme "Refelction" is not a very easy theme to prepare something 1 hour before the next day. I'm quite pleased with the result here.

Guys the Shutterchance Forum is ready. Let's start using it. Link here

comments (29)

  • Mona
  • London
  • 23 Jun 2006, 02:11
Wow well done, did not spot the theme until I saw yours. I like...let's hear what the experts say.

  • tp
  • United States
  • 23 Jun 2006, 02:26
NICE... really nice! For a 1hr job, I think you nailed it!
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 23 Jun 2006, 06:18
I like the reflection in the wet pavement. Nice.
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 23 Jun 2006, 06:45
Had to stare at this one for a while. Looks like an illusion smile. Good one
  • idleye
  • United States
  • 23 Jun 2006, 08:55
Yep, archives are a great asset in times of need.
Another cool addition to the theme2 collection
  • Suby
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Jun 2006, 09:05
Like this, well captured.
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 23 Jun 2006, 09:34
Like it, took me second but I like it. I think whilst it's an inverted reflection you've done really well to alter the attention to the people and the colour combo is exquisite. Big thumbs up from me.

And as for taking and posting...pah! I took it at 10pm last night and had it posted around 15 minutes later. wink It's a bit like exam revising...you put it off put it off put it off and then cram and panic!
Jide Alakija: WoW! Someone see's my pain. THanks Simon.
  • Tosin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Jun 2006, 10:29
Nice, Very Very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tosin
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Jun 2006, 11:37
Nice reflection of part of the legs.

Have a good and sunny weekend!
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 23 Jun 2006, 11:44
I don't like this is going over the limit for me, it's just wierd man.If its supposed to be really wierd, good work, otherwise its just wierd grin
Jide Alakija: I don't think I understand what you mean. Remember it's a reflection.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Jun 2006, 12:04
wish i had one this gorgeous in my archive......pfff dont even got an archive.....so there is panic every day...smile
Jide Alakija: Don't worry you'll build one up sooner or later, when I started photoblogging I had no good photos at all talk of an archive but now I shoot very often and learnt how to get good shots so I'm building up an archive in the process.
  • Barbara
  • England
  • 23 Jun 2006, 12:27
As slick as ever!
  • micki
  • 23 Jun 2006, 12:32
Nice shot! Good to have an archive built up for the last minute scramble...if need be.
  • Seyi
  • Here...
  • 23 Jun 2006, 12:33
Not quite getting it..
The reflection (if thats the bit on the bottom right corner) seems to have more depth (not in the photography pro sense of the word) than the original part/source of the pic (if thats what every other part of the pic is).
Is the picture upside down?
Jide Alakija: Yup, pic is USD and the reflection is on the puddle.
  • Seyi
  • Here...
  • 23 Jun 2006, 14:43
USD? Whats that in English Jide? :-D
  • Seyi
  • Here...
  • 23 Jun 2006, 14:44
UpSideDown. now it makes a lot more sense.... :-D
Nice one
Jide Alakija: wink
  • derek
  • United States
  • 23 Jun 2006, 15:18
love it, what a clear reflection! Great shot
  • Ella
  • Germany
  • 23 Jun 2006, 15:54
Hi Jide,

we have a Photoshop & photography DVD ready for you plus another one with some movies about/ related to photography (as promised a while ago). What address should we send it to?

  • clarence
  • United States
  • 23 Jun 2006, 16:01
That is Awesome! Great reflection!
  • joel
  • Canada
  • 23 Jun 2006, 16:21
This one has me a little confused, i do not get confused that often...so good job... and good photo
The color tones in this photo are gorgeous. They're just slightly "off" enough that they keep you looking, wondering what's different. I could be wrong, but I'm guessing this shot was turned upside down, making the reflection look like the actual scene. It's a wonderfully surreal technique.
Jide Alakija: Hey thanks Brandon. Yes it was shot up side down (USD) and I did do some little detail extraction in the reflection. I had to over expose to capture the detail in the puddle then a series of multiply adjustment layers to recover the over exposed bits. Overall I'm happy with it.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 23 Jun 2006, 18:34
Very cool shot. You should be pleased with the result. Good job.
  • shooter
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Jun 2006, 19:01
Hi Jide great shot and well spotted, the trees make the image for me as it gives the picture an edge and eerie feel, by the way did you win the theme contest??
I thought "What the heck? Something is wrong here. Why doesn't that woman have any legs?" Interesting shot made me think. And I hate to think. grin
  • sushi
  • Austria
  • 24 Jun 2006, 14:34
huch, i had to look more than just once at this picture to realize that this is "just" a reflection. first i thought "damn, thats pretty unsharp" than i read the information smile

postpro is nice 'cause the blue/red/white of this person on the right pops out of the rest. well done jide!
Interesting concept... Nice work!
  • Shelli
  • United States
  • 25 Jun 2006, 06:27
This is so awesome. I didn't realize what I was seeing at first. It is beautiful.

Here via Azhar Chougle. He referred me, a non-photographer who really appreciates good photography, to you, a great photographer. Thanks for sharing your art.
Jide Alakija: Thanks for dropping by. I hope to see you again. Thanks for the comments and Azhar is a star!
  • tammy
  • Nigeria
  • 26 Jun 2006, 20:36
I've been trying to locate the invisibility and the joining on the floor. any way I'll tell you when I find the missing part of the leg. good one keep it flying.
amazing photo... bow down!

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