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Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
21 Jul 2009 5:55AM
Love the "Real" you,excellent light and toning in all,number 2 best for me.
Tom.

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21 Jul 2009 8:05AM
Version 2 really works well because, for me, brings out your eyes beautifully
ToothPilot 9 50 4 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2009 8:10AM
I love the tonal value of V2.
Very pleasing image, with nice contrast between browns eyes and green background.
Hendrik
Trout_Man 7 1 30 Wales
21 Jul 2009 8:38AM
To say what I see ! you look sad in this one ! V2 for me lovely eye contact and more detail Smile

Geoff.
freybird 10 1 England
21 Jul 2009 8:47AM
Very brave sp! Geoff
21 Jul 2009 9:06AM
Great shot, i allso like V2 the best.
Dave
andmolliethedog 10 120 11 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2009 9:07AM
I find this totaly refreshing and one of the most beautiful self portaits I have seen on here for years..has a warmth and softness that just gets to you.
The head tilt and eye contact just works so far past the norm it hurts.
woodsman 9 1 England
21 Jul 2009 9:15AM
A natural beauty,
conrad 12 10.9k 116
21 Jul 2009 9:35AM
Very brave indeed, and still works very well - pose and lighting are excellent, and v2 is my favourite.
Hoffy Plus
11 262 16 England
21 Jul 2009 9:53AM
Have to agree you do look sad, but your still gorgous.
21 Jul 2009 11:37AM
hi becks v2 for me , and good for you girl , great portrait . angie
seanslevin 12 9 Ireland
21 Jul 2009 12:03PM
Love this , love your work , but this is my favourite , stunning .

Sean
User_Removed Junior Member 10 16 England
21 Jul 2009 1:00PM
Each of these versions has its own merits, although V2 does make you stand forward more. What I am seeing here is a very beautiful, very natural looking, gorgeous lady. The expression is very open, sensual and divinely feminine. This is so much more than a great portrait; it's a deep and intimate insight into a very real person. Thank you for sharing this wonderful capture of YOU.
Andrew
21 Jul 2009 1:31PM
Nice work V2 works really well
Andy
Phil_L 7 19 1 Wales
21 Jul 2009 1:51PM
A sensitive and very engaging self portrait. Excellent.
Phil
Landlord 9 25 1 Scotland
21 Jul 2009 1:56PM
"with no makeup and my hair pulled back in an untidy bun, the real me" - but still gorgeous.

Andrews comment is spot on.

What I did notice was how your eyes follow you around the room...take a look.
banehawi Plus
12 1.4k 3494 Canada
21 Jul 2009 2:16PM
This for me is such an open and honest shot, I really like it.

This could be a new digital category called RAW!

Of the three, V2 has more depth.


Willie
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2009 2:47PM
Naturally beautiful and evocative portrait and you don't need all that make up/glamour to look great. I agree with most people, v2 is the best. Deserves an HC at least.

regards
Yung
stix 11 924 87 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2009 2:49PM
HI R
Great portrait!
You are right I do really like this.
Enigmatic, sad but sensual , showing a vulnerability which is very appealing.
For me v2 is the best because the other two lack enough contrast.
Its one of your best.
Martin
21 Jul 2009 3:20PM
B eautiful
A rtistic
R aw
E nigmatic
GeorgeMSmith 7 4 6 United States
21 Jul 2009 3:28PM
We all wish we looked that good after a hard day! V2 !
hellsbells8868 8 151 2 Wales
21 Jul 2009 3:33PM
Naturally beautiful, love v2..
beckas 12 5 1 United States
21 Jul 2009 4:26PM
Thanks all! I really appreciate your clicks, your comments, and your user awards. You all have made me very happy today. Smile
alfieB 9 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2009 4:49PM
What a brilliant portrait of the real you!!! You have beautiful eyes.

V2 for me like it a lot

lol
Mounters 9 85 2 England
21 Jul 2009 5:13PM
V2 for me too. Stunning!
woodrow 9 153 Scotland
21 Jul 2009 6:02PM
a penny for your thoughts?? an interesting series of images that show true beauty, v2 has more contrast and is my preference

good work

Paul
rossi 12 142 11 England
21 Jul 2009 6:35PM
no 2 for me, natural and beautiful, and as always, technically excellent.

Ian
BlueRoom 10 73 20 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2009 6:47PM
This is so much more appealing than a glamour syle shot. V2 has more immediate impact but the harder edge introduces a hint of challenge so my preference is for the soft gentle look of V1.

Eric
miptog 10 3.5k 61 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2009 6:57PM
Very simple, natural, and beautiful
21 Jul 2009 7:29PM
Good for you, sometimes it's nice just to look at the canvas instead of the painting. I like it.

John Smile
kinfatric 11 550 9 Scotland
21 Jul 2009 7:42PM
sincere and emotive
kitsch 10 439 4 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2009 8:38PM
just lovely.... V2 for you V1 for BG is my preferance :-0)
backbeat Plus
10 134 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2009 8:44PM
bravo becks....just as beautiful as the rest of your images.

phil
liparig 12 233 United States
21 Jul 2009 8:46PM
excellent and beautiful
Joe
andy210966 8 4 119 Wales
21 Jul 2009 9:08PM

Quote:Each of these versions has its own merits, although V2 does make you stand forward more. What I am seeing here is a very beautiful, very natural looking, gorgeous lady. The expression is very open, sensual and divinely feminine. This is so much more than a great portrait; it's a deep and intimate insight into a very real person. Thank you for sharing this wonderful capture of YOU.
Andrew



I really couldn't have put it anymore eloquently than Andrews comment.

A stunning self portrait of a naturally beautiful lady.

Andy
Craig99999 7 19 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2009 10:49PM
Love the eye contact.

Craig.
Angi_Wallace 8 172 10 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2009 12:26AM
I love it! You just keep getting better and better. Keep them coming Rebekah. You are so brave, dont think I would dare. You have such a lovely face.
I too prefer this image and the one where you are lying on your side (a few pics before this one, but with similar tones, think it was called honey), to many of the " glamour" pics.
V2 would be my pick of the 3 for several reasons, it seems more real and fitting with the nature of the image, it has more punch and seems to have less manipulation ( not that there is anything wrong with manip). Even the central positioning works for this image.
Goggz 9 2.3k 72 Wales
22 Jul 2009 3:04AM
Oh dear... too much choice - and you chopped the top of your head off, almost as though you meant it Wink

OK, you twisted my arm - V2 overall, but it's close.
CHeers, Goggz
TonyFrith 9 3 6 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2009 7:29AM
You are very brave to do this not only to shoot yourself but to post it on here & have the world look at you & comment . I applaud you for your wonderful portrait
Tony
TrevorH 9 1 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2009 10:41AM
Very good Becks. V 2 for me has the best tonal range. Very brave to come on here with no make up. Maybe more women will do it???? Like all the rest of you PF very good.

Trev.
Codiac 9 333 3 Northern Ireland
22 Jul 2009 11:35AM
All been said above Becka, V2 for me Smile

Gary
beckas 12 5 1 United States
22 Jul 2009 2:03PM
Thanks again all! I truly appreciate all of your support. You all are wonderful!
zed 12 551 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2009 2:16PM
sexy mama!!
z
x
22 Jul 2009 4:32PM
Top class portrait love v2 and thanks for the vote and great comment on my farther time

Paul
A Booth 14 11 4 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2009 7:24AM
beautiful portrait, nicely cropped composed and presented. My only niggle to your usual standard of perfection are the neck creases.
beckas 12 5 1 United States
23 Jul 2009 2:37PM

Quote:Beautiful portrait, nicely cropped composed and presented. My only niggle to your usual standard of perfection are the neck creases.


Hi Alan. Thanks very much for the critique. I agree that neck creases are not flattering and that my neck isn't creased like that when my head isn't tilted, LOL. I was very tempted to take some of the creases out, but my point with this photo was to leave the skin alone and not to do my usual Photoshop retouching. I am not super young, in fact I have a daughter who is old enough to be a model, so I thought that I would share what is really behind the makeup and Photoshop editing.
23 Jul 2009 6:49PM
V2 has more zing, petes mod with your head straight is good too.
jinstone Plus
10 1 1 England
24 Jul 2009 9:20AM
Version 2 does it for me Smile
24 Jul 2009 5:49PM
There's one thing missing that stops short of the real you: where is that smile that energizes all your photos? My request is for a version called "Grin and Bare".
dudler Plus
13 435 834 England
25 Jul 2009 1:33PM
This shows it works when you strip a portrait down to the bare minimum... And how wonderful people are before PS!

V3 for me: reminds me of a gentle lith print treatment.

John
redstag 10 100 15 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2009 6:22PM
Brave and honest, well done for it, a super image.
Jon
DannyLenihan 8 213 19 England
27 Jul 2009 3:34PM
gorgeous, as always Bex...
27 Jul 2009 8:27PM
I am sorry Rebekah I came to see if you had processed your last shoot,
Probably to busy answering emails from overseas,,,(Are they not a pain) Did not know I had not voted on this one

No 2 for me

William
27 Jul 2009 8:43PM
Beautiful
Mikaela
fatherpie 8 18 12 England
27 Jul 2009 9:53PM
Think it's all been said a beautiful and honest portrait of a real person - you.
Regards
Dave
nothsafoto 11 170 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2009 10:53AM
Bare is beautiful. V2 for me and the natural look would be the one your lucky man wakes up next to. Great to see you in the flesh so to speak.

Rob
HuntedDragon 7 118 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2009 9:24PM
hmmm V2, intresting..
Moj_o 8 10 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 1:28PM
Gorgeous portrait Smile

Betty
21 Jan 2010 1:20PM
Beautiful as ever
10 Feb 2010 10:50PM
Very brave! Realy like it. Dave
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2010 7:55AM
I have just seen this image for the first time. I had 5 mins to kill so had a look at your earlier PF on the back of your last upload (which I love!) and found this. All I can say, hand on heart, trully is that with this, you have shown a true, inner beauty that doesn't need PS. There is an outer beauty too that all women have, but you have captured yours magnificently. I find this image WAY more attractive than any of the photoshopped images as we can see you, nothing more, not hiding. Its special, really quite sensual, but melancholic, dreamy, but resigned, unkempt, creases and all, but showing the REAL you........I don't find this "brave" at all, as has been pointed out many times. I find this is perfectly normal and doing anything in post production is brave......that way when people look at processed images of yourself or others, invariably they say "Wow, you look great", but mean "It looks nothing like you"......why hide when you can be you?

Utterly, utterly stunning, can't believe I missed this and really quite knocked back by this......a staggering piece of photography, self awareness and beauty......if I could give my user award to this, it would get it straight away, no question. Sorry for the rant, just blown away by this really....
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2010 7:18PM
Oh and if I had to choose....V2..... Wink lol! Smile
andmolliethedog 10 120 11 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 11:44AM
one of my all time favs..just popping back for a spirit uplift

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