Dotun

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Dozing on duty?

I am back to my Nigerian shots. On this day, I stood outside my Uncle's shop and watched this man driving very weirdly, he drove like he was drunk so I took this shot but he appeared normal as he approached. To my surprise during PP this guy was actually dozing off!!! PP done includes channel mixer, added noise, some vignette and played with contrast so you could actually see his eyes.

Dozing on duty?

I am back to my Nigerian shots. On this day, I stood outside my Uncle's shop and watched this man driving very weirdly, he drove like he was drunk so I took this shot but he appeared normal as he approached. To my surprise during PP this guy was actually dozing off!!! PP done includes channel mixer, added noise, some vignette and played with contrast so you could actually see his eyes.

comments (15)

naija 4 sure can't wait to be back there
  • Penny
  • 22 Feb 2007, 00:24
This photo has a very relaxed, laid back atmosphere - the guy driving could obviously feel it too! It's refreshing to see a b + w image. lovely archive, too.
cool street life shot Dotun, my mind doesn't see anything sexual here, don't worry ;-)
  • Clint
  • 22 Feb 2007, 02:15
Well captured. I love the framing and composition. This is something that I would expect to see in National Geographic. Excellent job.
  • Kemi
  • Maryland, USA
  • 22 Feb 2007, 04:16
Very nice action shot...
I like the pp! This is a good capture of on trusting woman smile
Very well done, a very good B&W shot !
good one in B&W
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 22 Feb 2007, 12:45
Let's hope he opened his eyes immediately after you snapped the pic, Dotun. smile

I have totally enjoyed your pics of Nigeria, showing a way of life. I'm sure you have many more, so keep them coming! I especially like the focus on this couple coming into the frame. Well done in B&W.
Lovely composition Dotun and very well spotted capture. I have to say though, that with you trying to show the viewer the man's closed eyes, the contrast is a bit off, it now looks a bit over exposed. Still worthy of posting and good photography. Kind regards, Neil.
  • Louis
  • 22 Feb 2007, 19:57
He is dreaming of the girl behind him. I hope for their part they arrived at their destination. This is an excellent post.
Well catched Dotun. It's a really nice idea too set it to B&W.
  • Ngozi
  • 2 Mar 2007, 04:04
lol - abeg leave am make e rest! grin
  • Yoctty
  • 29 Mar 2007, 05:26
lol. I find the pic funny.
mmm, poor passenger! Heavens forbid the unexpected happened...
Great shot.
Dotun Ayodeji: I know exactly what you mean, God help us. Thanks for visiting.
Well done Dotun ...and it brings a lot of memory to me, snappy and convenient form of transportation amidst caotic traffic system back home,hey after all said and done it serves a great purpose.
Keep on shooting and I love your photos.
P.S...Thanks for stopping by on my site.

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