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i'm kinda begining to miss nigeria

shot taken from same level as two posts ago, but from another window


i'm kinda begining to miss nigeria

shot taken from same level as two posts ago, but from another window

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This is Lagos! Can't miss the yellow cabs. I'm there next week and looking forward to taking some shots.

what kind of reception did you get carrying your 'big' camera around the place?
DrAW!: actually i was doing a shoot for a show called "style me"(http://www.stylemeshow.com/styleMe_portal/index.php)...and got the courage to look out the window from time to time
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 8 Jan 2009, 01:54
Cars and...look at that long stretch of motorcycles! Makes you wonder what that's about, DrAW? BTW, congrats on your shoot!
DrAW!: thanks gin

btw...two posts ago was dedicated to you smile
  • Ada
  • United States
  • 8 Jan 2009, 03:37
I miss Nigeria too....... sad. lovely
DrAW!: thanks buddie grin
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 8 Jan 2009, 03:47
So where is this from? It looks a lot like the street outside my office at the end of the day.
DrAW!: lol
took this back while i was still in lagos nigeria
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 8 Jan 2009, 04:19
Like that line of bikes DrAW
DrAW!: thanks aussie

didn't notice how far the stretched till you mentioned it smile
  • Seyi Taylor
  • Nigeria
  • 8 Jan 2009, 07:11
Bootifool! Someone has made Adetokunbo Ademola look pretty! Thanks DrAW! And the line of Okadas is the most orderly I've ever seen them...
DrAW!: thanks bro smile

i guess everything looks better when seen in a befitting context
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 8 Jan 2009, 07:25
Love the yellow ones lol
DrAW!: those are our taxi cabs smile
It's funny to see car on one side and just motorbike on the other.
I like this "urban life" sight
Is it Lagos ?
DrAW!: thanks Zeb

yes it is smile
Funny angle
DrAW!: thanks smile
Great capture Doc. I like the diagonal lines of cars and motorbikes!
DrAW!: thanks Richard smile
Home is where the heart is Doc!

Well that was profound tongue

you been using Topaz?

Nice picture!
DrAW!: thanks bill

this is a result of adobe camera raw and series of blending modes on photoshop.

i did try topaz demo but didn't bother getting the full version after it expired
Beautiful tone mapped! It makes the lighting very good and natural. I like it a lot.
DrAW!: thanks paul, though it's a pseudo hdr
looks like someone left something they shouldn't have on the parcel shelf Doc.

Fabulous shot and processing, its certainly held my attention with so much going on Docsmile
DrAW!: thanks tim smile
  • tia
  • United States
  • 8 Jan 2009, 21:38
carz indeed. Looks more orderly than i would expect
DrAW!: i guess things look very different when seen in another perspective wink
  • berni
  • Catalonia
  • 8 Jan 2009, 21:53
nice pic, and original point of view
DrAW!: thanks berni smile
When I have opened the photo in my screen, a vertigo sensation has invaded to me! Bravo!
DrAW!: lol
that's good to hear smile
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 9 Jan 2009, 12:09
Excellent view. I love the cars on one side and the motorcycles on the other.
DrAW!: thanks laurie smile
the cars represent the evening rush hour traffic leaving work for home
  • jane obiora
  • Nigeria
  • 9 Jan 2009, 12:12
Lasgidi!!!! The Okada riders will look more colourful now cos wearing of helmets has been enforced.
DrAW!: really,
that's good...i guess smile
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 9 Jan 2009, 18:17
Love this shot, Dr A.W! Did the cyclists position themselves especially for your shoot? :O)
DrAW!: lol that would really be interesting if they did smile
awesome image...i love the composition....very car is so detailed....well done.... cheers and happy new year ...
DrAW!: thanks sarina smile
Nice collection. Love this one the best.
DrAW!: thanks plenty albert smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Jan 2009, 19:17
Great view and I like the diagonal composition.
DrAW!: thanks louis smile
  • bimpe
  • Lagos,Nigeria
  • 13 Jan 2009, 09:45
Yeah! nice in fotos but not in reality. If you aint in an air conditioned car and are a pedestrian you will really be sweating it out!!
Home is where the heart is i guess and there is so much that has happened and is happening in Lagos. Okadas are now mandated to wear crash helments and you should really see the variations! From site helments to calabash looking ones! I hope a photographer is documenting it. It really hilarious! The passengers hold the helments instead of wearig them in some cases!!
Its so funny!
Keep shooting!
DrAW!: lol!
  • Ilan
  • Israel
  • 15 Jan 2009, 10:03
When looking on ourselves like that, from above, we do look like small, colorful ants, aren't we smile
Love the angle and the colors here, very well done!
DrAW!: thanks Ilan smile
I actually have something similar...but with the line up I think it would be posted at the end of the month...I like the angle ...it makes you feel as if your eyeballs are tilted
DrAW!: thanks kunle

any chance of disrupting your line up so we can see your version sooner? wink

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