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Summer's Hope

By beckas  
I had the honour of shooting with model Jesse Kru again a few weeks ago. Here is one of the images that I took during the shoot.

Two versions are posted. I think that I like the cropped version the best.

12 Aug update: Model Jesse Kru now lives in the UK. She would like to schedule some shoots! She is very beautiful, fantastic at posing, energetic, and so much fun to work with. Any interested togs, please message me and I will provide you with her e-mail address. Smile

Tags: General Portraits and people Nude and glamour

Voters: bokeh, neilos, Moj_o and 133 more

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neilos 13 5
8 Aug 2010 4:06PM
8 Aug 2010 4:12PM
Beautiful lady ... I like V-2, but V-1 is lovely as well ..

Jasmine ...
Sean_Dillon 11 2 2 England
8 Aug 2010 4:13PM
Have to agree with Neilos - Stunning, V1 fav too.
Alan_Coles 14 178 11 Wales
8 Aug 2010 4:13PM
What Neilos said !!

I feel an award coming on for this if there is any justice Becka...its gorgeous - just like the model
55jase 15 188 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2010 4:19PM
Both are sublime.
mex 12 27 3 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2010 4:24PM
love v2 stunning.
andy210966 12 4 119 Wales
8 Aug 2010 4:26PM
Both are spectacular!

polly470 11 25 8 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2010 4:37PM
Mind blowingly good Bekka...i like the long shot today...v2 for me but you know for the life of me I don't know why, because I love both...
ripleysalien 13 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2010 4:37PM
Cant decide which I like better, your work would make a belting calendar.
8 Aug 2010 4:46PM
Wow this is first class so sharp and great detail top class work Beckas

cassiecat 12 39 46 England
8 Aug 2010 4:56PM
looks fabulous. think v1 is my fav.lesley
IFIMAGE 12 143 Wales
8 Aug 2010 4:58PM
I like both, v2 if I was pushed in to a choice, stunning image

Draig37 13 252 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2010 5:55PM
yup I agree - the cropped one works for me too
arhb 13 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2010 6:23PM
Excellent work Rebekah - V1 for me too.
8 Aug 2010 8:04PM
Great Photo
dmhuynh72 12 44 3 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2010 8:41PM
Superb lighting and post processing Beckas, I love the those eyes. No favourite this time as they're both great.

dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2010 9:02PM
Can't decide here Rebakah, both are superb.

G3 17 13 2 United States
8 Aug 2010 9:19PM
Two versions--- perfect and more perfect---and I`m not sure in what order..
kitsch 14 439 4 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2010 9:26PM
i'm not sure what the blue streaks around her head are there for Becka? plus the focus seems to be on her dress rather than her eyes, apart from that i like this uncropped best Smile
Trout_Man 11 1 30 Wales
8 Aug 2010 10:31PM
Two excellent images Smile Geoff.
cameracat 16 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
8 Aug 2010 10:42PM
Can't choose between them......Both amazing, Classy images...Smile
beckas 17 5 1 United States
8 Aug 2010 10:54PM
Thanks all! Smile

Thank you Steve for the UA. It is an honour.

Thanks Jo for the critique. The blue streaks are weeds. I probably should have chosen a shallow DOF so that they wouldn't be there. Oh well. I'm not sure about the focus. I didn't notice a problem, but now that you've pointed it out, perhaps there is. I always use selectve focus on the eyes, however, my camera sometimes has a mind of it's own, so perhaps it decided to mis-behave for this image. It wouldn't be the first time, LOL.
nimmo47 12 6 England
8 Aug 2010 10:58PM
Beauty in a stunning setting great capture.
DP_Imagery 16 24 6 Wales
8 Aug 2010 11:02PM
V2 for me - really love the extra depth that the vignetting gives it.

HectorRivera 13 17 1 United States
9 Aug 2010 2:34AM
Extraordinary portrait
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
9 Aug 2010 2:35AM
Very beautiful model and fabulous capture. I prefer V2, she seems more earthy or something. V1 is all eyes and beautiful face. But love it too, only V2 a little more............Sandy
beckas 17 5 1 United States
9 Aug 2010 3:12AM
Thanks again all, and thank you Pete for the HC. Smile
Scaramanga 12 60 6 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2010 9:57AM
V2 for me I think.
Hoffy 16 262 16 England
9 Aug 2010 11:56AM
This is an Outstanding piece of work, well lit and good shape to the model.

Nice one.

9 Aug 2010 12:40PM
Love both - excellent work !

Angi_Wallace Plus
12 280 11 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2010 6:08PM
Stunning work, deserves the awards.
JouŠo 16 56 Finland
9 Aug 2010 8:36PM
V2 for me, dear Rebekah...........

Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 11 Wales
9 Aug 2010 10:38PM
Version 1 gets my vote Rebekah.
conrad 16 10.9k 116
10 Aug 2010 9:06PM
Great shot, and I agree that the crop works best.
angie44 11
11 Aug 2010 7:55AM
superb becks ... hope your well ... angie x
Georgie 12 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2010 3:57PM
Beautiful shots,
freybird 14 1 England
13 Aug 2010 6:47PM
Both work for me, looks like the US's loss is the UK's gain I'm sure she'll be getting plenty of work. Geoff
John_Horner 15 12 2 England
14 Aug 2010 9:51PM
A lovely portrait. Many congrats on the HC.
Goggz 13 2.3k 72 Wales
16 Aug 2010 9:35PM

Wow! Although I agree with Kitsch about those bluey weeds being a bit weird I am assuming it's part of an overlay on the sky, so I am cool with that. The lighting is sublime Smile

Personal preference is for the full length portrait.

Congrats on the HC!

Cheers, Goggz
fotosphere 11 1 Wales
17 Aug 2010 9:26PM
Two stunning Images like them both
dawnmichelle 13 12 United States
19 Aug 2010 4:44AM
magnificent portraits !
Congrats on the awards !
26 Aug 2010 5:01PM
I like V2. Contrary to some, I like the weed in the top portion of the shots-they add a touch of duality Soft, and beautiful, but also a bit -I'm struggling for words here- Gothic?
Great shot!
Richsr 13 91 223 England
27 Aug 2010 9:06PM
Congrats on the HC Beckas, lovely work, Sorry I missed it.
Regards Richard
buddha64 11 4 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2010 4:06PM
Wow wow wow!!!!
porgie 12 1 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2010 6:27AM
wow sew cute
RogerMann 10 10 2 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2010 10:38AM
I'm looking for focussing problems but for the life of me can't see any. She's beautiful, your lighting's spot-on and your editing is enviable although I personally would not go that far, probably because i don't know how to lol!

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