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quiet thoughts

By beckas  
I hope that you all enjoyed your weekend.

Last weekend was unusually warm and sunny here in CA. I decided to try taking a picture with the natural light that was streaming through the bedroom windows. This is my first attempt at it and I am not sure that that I nailed it.

Tags: Portraits and people Nude and glamour

Voters: Bellie, DLLP, 55jase and 184 more

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Comments


Bellie 13 507
17 Nov 2008 2:45PM
The lighting, depth of field and pose are spot on in my opinion. How you managed to get this shot remotely is amazing. The washed out feel gives a nice finishing touch to the shot.
55jase 15 188 2 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 2:49PM
beautiful shot.
jase
Merciaman 13 1 England
17 Nov 2008 2:49PM
Great shot. The lighting on your hair makes it for me, very reminisant of a subtle rim light. I dont think you could do anything to improve the image. Works just great for me. - John
conrad 16 10.9k 116
17 Nov 2008 2:50PM
Great pose, I like the backlit face (without this side being too shadowy), the sunlight being stronger on the legs, which enhances the effect of the limited depth of field, and there is indeed a serene feel to the shot. Also, with bedroom shots there are often still distracting elements, but you managed to keep those out. Works very well!
freybird 14 1 England
17 Nov 2008 2:54PM
Wow, yes you nailed it! light is gorgeous, and what I like about it best is the lack of eye contact. Yep I had a look at your previous upload earlier and I'm still not happy about that sideways look! Maybe it's me? I mean your eyes are ok, lol, 2, both looking in the same direction! etc Geoff
User_Removed 14 398 6 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 2:55PM
gorgeous - and you did - nail it I mean
Neal
Cormy 13 3 England
17 Nov 2008 3:11PM
Great shot.
Cheers
Alan
jdenman 12 19 5 Spain
17 Nov 2008 3:14PM
Great soft lighting, I always think natural lighting is better for these kind of shots.
John
challicew 12 1 1 South Africa
17 Nov 2008 3:27PM
Beautiful tones. This is truly lovely!
DebbieBMP 12 33 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 3:38PM
Oh you nailed it this is a beautiful sensitive portrait with such lovely soft tones Well Done! Smile
gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
17 Nov 2008 4:09PM
I am a great fan of your photography and what a beautiful model, I think this works a treat. - gary
oneill 12 155 Ireland
17 Nov 2008 4:14PM
beautiful portrait,,,,,
vparmar 16 7 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 4:45PM
lovely portrait of a beautiful model

vinny
bayliner185 13 16 1 Northern Ireland
17 Nov 2008 4:49PM
One of your best Beckas, it has a timeless quality about it. I particularly like the soft lighting and the rim light effect on your face. The limited DOF also works well. Really enjoyed viewing your portfolio.

JIm
stix 16 924 87 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 4:51PM
That is gonna get a shedload of clicks.......
17 Nov 2008 5:02PM
really beautiful well done
SKavanagh 13 312 5 England
17 Nov 2008 5:10PM
A stunning shot so simple but beautiful
Steve
bathrav 13 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 5:10PM
Stunning shot. Angle works really well.
Gazzten 14 3 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 5:17PM
Don't know much about portrait photography but I love the light and softness to this.
Garry
Scaramanga 12 60 6 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 5:24PM
Gulp! Lovely colouring. Theres been some views on her today, but nothing can beat this. Really beautiful. If you notice that the gap between views to votes is increasing, don't worry that'll be me. You nailed it all right.
17 Nov 2008 5:34PM
very strong work. User award very much deserved
User_Removed 13 485 13 England
17 Nov 2008 5:34PM
wow love this one of you, very nice indeed

rgds
Dave
beckas 17 5 1 United States
17 Nov 2008 5:51PM
Wow, 41 votes already! Thank you all very much for your comments and votes. I am happy to hear that the lighting is good.
PatrickSmith 15 1.2k 2 United States
17 Nov 2008 6:27PM
Yes this really is excellent. A lot of thought went into it and as with the classic oil portraits of years past, it's all about the light. A great use of natural light with good backlighting too. The weather has been warm lately. lol.... Oh when will this heat end? (written for the benefit of our UK friends probably suffering in the damp chill of fall!)

Patrick
harrattp 13 11 4 England
17 Nov 2008 7:22PM
A superb shot with great lighting.

Paul
Iain_Proudfoot 14 40 2 Ireland
17 Nov 2008 8:45PM
A great shot.

Warm wishes, Iain.
kitsch 14 439 4 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 8:47PM
beautiful.. the light is fab too Smile
comma 12 108 6 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 9:56PM
Superb
rossi 17 142 11 England
17 Nov 2008 9:56PM
I think you can see the answer to whether you nailed it or not by reading the comments above, and I also think this is superb.

This is an exceptional self portrait. The natural lighting is excellent, I love the slight backlight. The colours and tones give a beautifully soft feel yet there is plenty of detail in the face, and the surroundings are totally clutter free. The dof is perfect and the pose is very natural and relaxed.

I think you've just about nailed a perfect image here.

Ian
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 11 Wales
17 Nov 2008 10:20PM
You have nailed it,this is very beautiful.
Tom.
17 Nov 2008 10:26PM
Well! ... yes I agree with all of the above!

Chris.
cnorris 12 1 2 England
17 Nov 2008 11:41PM
Wow! I think that about coverst it!

Chris
beckas 17 5 1 United States
18 Nov 2008 12:23AM
I am thrilled! I didn't think that this photo would do so well. Thanks again everyone for the positive feedback. I guess I need to shoot more natural light portraits like this one. Wink
18 Nov 2008 1:06AM
WOW Beckas what a picture you are stunning like i said on your last upload nothing wrong with some profile and this is the proof, first class body and top class model not to mention great photographer.
so many votes and great comments well done

Paul
TrevorH 13 1 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2008 10:06AM
Another great photo Beckas. Lovely pose with spot on lighting. Like it a lot. you are a beautiful model and great photographer all rolled into one. Well done.
Trev.
cnorris 12 1 2 England
18 Nov 2008 2:17PM

Quote:I am thrilled! I didn't think that this photo would do so well. Thanks again everyone for the positive feedback. I guess I need to shoot more natural light portraits like this one.


I've come back for a second comment! Where as many of your pictures are posed (and gorgeous I might add), This one is different.. The style, natural light and you in underwear on a bed looking away from the shot gives the impression that the viewer is getting a glimpse of a quiet, private moment of thought. I think with me this picture has more 'depth' because of that.

I'll now add 'inspirational' to my earlier commented 'Wow'.
DannyLenihan 12 213 19 England
18 Nov 2008 4:40PM
Wonderful. I dream of this many votes...
beckas 17 5 1 United States
18 Nov 2008 5:07PM

Quote:I've come back for a second comment! Where as many of your pictures are posed (and gorgeous I might add), This one is different.. The style, natural light and you in underwear on a bed looking away from the shot gives the impression that the viewer is getting a glimpse of a quiet, private moment of thought. I think with me this picture has more 'depth' because of that.

I'll now add 'inspirational' to my earlier commented 'Wow'.



Awww....thanks Chris! You are right. I hadn't thought of it that way before. Thanks for sharing your perspective.
beckas 17 5 1 United States
18 Nov 2008 5:09PM

Quote:Wonderful. I dream of this many votes...


Thanks. I dreamed of this many votes too, for a long time, and then yesterday it happened. I really am amazed. Smile
DannyLenihan 12 213 19 England
18 Nov 2008 5:13PM
It's a magnificent photograph of a very beautiful woman. It shouldn't be a surprise to receive this many votes. I perhaps should have said "I wish I could take a photo as good as this" which is what I meant in the first place. Or "if only my boobs were that good".

"we're not worthy" springs to mind...

Wink
RoddBC 14 40 United States
18 Nov 2008 8:33PM
100 clicks is just around the corner! Nice work indeed & you nailed it x

Rodd
18 Nov 2008 10:31PM
1 more to tour hundred - well done
IFIMAGE 12 143 Wales
19 Nov 2008 6:12AM
less is more: Stunning

Well done
Ian....
Jeffro 13 18 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2008 10:17AM
I am honoured to give this portrait it's 100th click. At the risk of repeating a lot of other members the lighting is great, the pose and composition are spot on and the dof is just right.

This is truly an amazing portrait and it gives me both inspiration and pleasure. And you are without doubt a beautiful model.

Well done!!!

PS the only thing wrong is that there is no 'Large Version' !!
RoddBC 14 40 United States
19 Nov 2008 7:21PM
The HC says it all... Well done Beckas!


Rodd
beckas 17 5 1 United States
19 Nov 2008 7:29PM
Oh my gosh!!!! This is my first picture with a hundred votes, and now a HC Award!!!! I am on such a "high" right now! Thank you sooooo much everyone!
funkeldink 16 1.6k 1 Australia
19 Nov 2008 9:51PM
wow wow wow .. deliciously lit stunning shot
20 Nov 2008 12:14AM
Exquisite! ... Superb in all aspects!

Congrats Bekah, ... Rolan
POOCHIE 14 21 6 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2008 2:21PM
So sexy you nailed it alright.

Pooch.
lesgoodey 15 5 1 England
20 Nov 2008 3:25PM
Beautiful!
Nigel_95 Plus
14 262 2 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2008 8:55PM
You certainly nailed it on this excellent portrait. Congratulations on the HC award.

Nigel
Hoffy 16 262 16 England
20 Nov 2008 9:04PM
I am not going to start with your last image, you will understand why in a min. But how have I missed your work, it is stunning.

This is so beautiful, the sensuality and softness coming out of this image is amazing. Bueaitfully lit and so well posed.

Wonderful.

Next. lol
Scaramanga 12 60 6 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2008 11:33PM
I have to say they do look like a lot of fun.
TUBS 11 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 2:44AM
Hi, what a lovely image, as i can see many people have said. the only thing i noticed is that if it had been me behind the camera i would have had you move your hair from the right hand side of your face so you couldn't see it. but thats just my opinion!! lol. you are very beautiful and your pictures and a pleasure to look at.
22 Nov 2008 4:01PM
Beautiful shot as always.
dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2008 5:59PM
Wow what an excellent image, well worthy of the HC.

Darren.
timalban 16 1 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2008 9:11AM
tidy rack like
tepot 16 4.4k United Kingdom
1 Dec 2008 4:51AM
Superb angle, love this shot, the title is excellent too!
rossi 17 142 11 England
1 Dec 2008 4:31PM
Wow becka, an HC ! top stuff. I just had to come back and have a look at this after you posted 'Politely Pink'. This is by a long shot your best image and very worthy of anyones click, and especially deserves the HC.

Congrats

Ian
shiny 15 6 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2008 10:35PM
Fantastic shot, you certainly did get it right.

Michael
FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
5 Dec 2008 10:51AM
A stunning self portrait, deserves all the votes, congrats on the HC too.
beckas 17 5 1 United States
6 Dec 2008 1:54AM
Wow! The votes just keep climbing on this. It seems too good for me to believe! Again, thank you all so much for your comments and votes!

I also want to send a special "thank you" to Skavanagh, Toffee, Podgod, and Rossi for granting me their prestigious user awards. Each one of your awards has put a big smile on my face. I am very honoured to accept these awards from you!
frink 12 2 Ireland
7 Dec 2008 5:04PM
just brill ...........lovely shot ............stunning
silburkp 16 3 England
7 Dec 2008 7:59PM
Great composition, fabulous light.
30 Dec 2008 10:10AM
What a gorgeous portrait.
Well done.
jackson8472 12 11 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2009 3:37PM
hi Rebekah,
love this shot, stunning!
tony.
sam10538 12 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2009 9:39PM
Sexuality well capture. Brilliant
mhaseman 13 608 1
18 Jan 2009 6:03PM
Gorgeous!
NickParry 15 1.0k 79 Wales
24 Jan 2009 1:11AM
A great mood in this shot.

Nick Smile
woodrow 13 153 Scotland
28 Jan 2009 11:45PM
totally stunning!

rgds

Paul
mark1309 13 13 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2009 2:33PM
Gorgeous
richard20d 11 115 10
15 Mar 2009 4:25PM
This website makes me laugh. There are some fantastic photographs on this site,..........But....put a beautiful woman in just her underwear and watch the votes pile in. These shots get more hits than anything else. Now what does that tell you about guy's............? Ps she is vey attractive after all.
GeorgeMSmith 11 4 6 United States
9 Jun 2009 11:48PM
This is even better in mono! Wonderful image!
29 Jul 2009 1:20AM
Beautiful with a softness to it
faraidoon 12 1 Afghanistan
31 Dec 2009 11:34AM
Mind blowing and a history indeed, you made it possible with a great shot very beautiful indeed.
GregorP 15 4 Slovenia
24 Jan 2010 9:31AM
Smile simple and effective... I like it.

Rgds
Gregor
J_Tom 10 2 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2010 5:07PM
Beautiful....
casell 10 England
3 Apr 2010 6:38PM
This is georgouse.
ToothPilot 13 50 4 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2010 10:43PM
Exceptional!!
Very sensual.
2 Dec 2010 11:58AM
Not been on here for a while Becks but thought I would check you out. This is as good as any you have put on here. Great lighting and of course you in the pic as well. Great work.
eggwhite 11 2
21 May 2011 3:48AM
What could I say that hasn't already been said here.... Simply Beautiful!
thank you for sharing
Ed

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