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I thought that I would post a photo that is a bit out of my comfort zone, with no fuss, no frills, and no glamour. Here I am after a day at the office, with no makeup and my hair pulled back in an untidy bun, the real me.
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Love the "Real" you,excellent light and toning in all,number 2 best for me.
Version 2 really works well because, for me, brings out your eyes beautifully
I love the tonal value of V2.
Very pleasing image, with nice contrast between browns eyes and green background.
To say what I see ! you look sad in this one ! V2 for me lovely eye contact and more detail
Very brave sp! Geoff
Great shot, i allso like V2 the best.
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.
A natural beauty,
Very brave indeed, and still works very well - pose and lighting are excellent, and v2 is my favourite.
Have to agree you do look sad, but your still gorgous.
hi becks v2 for me , and good for you girl , great portrait . angie
Love this , love your work , but this is my favourite , stunning .
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.
Nice work V2 works really well
A sensitive and very engaging self portrait. Excellent.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
We all wish we looked that good after a hard day! V2 !
Naturally beautiful, love v2..
Thanks all! I really appreciate your clicks, your comments, and your user awards. You all have made me very happy today.
What a brilliant portrait of the real you!!! You have beautiful eyes.
V2 for me like it a lot
V2 for me too. Stunning!
a penny for your thoughts?? an interesting series of images that show true beauty, v2 has more contrast and is my preference
no 2 for me, natural and beautiful, and as always, technically excellent.
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.
Very simple, natural, and beautiful
Good for you, sometimes it's nice just to look at the canvas instead of the painting. I like it.
sincere and emotive
just lovely.... V2 for you V1 for BG is my preferance :-0)
bravo becks....just as beautiful as the rest of your images.
excellent and beautiful
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.
I really couldn't have put it anymore eloquently than Andrews comment.
A stunning self portrait of a naturally beautiful lady.
Love the eye contact.
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.
Oh dear... too much choice - and you chopped the top of your head off, almost as though you meant it
OK, you twisted my arm - V2 overall, but it's close.
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
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.
All been said above Becka, V2 for me
Thanks again all! I truly appreciate all of your support. You all are wonderful!
Top class portrait love v2 and thanks for the vote and great comment on my farther time
beautiful portrait, nicely cropped composed and presented. My only niggle to your usual standard of perfection are the neck creases.
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.
V2 has more zing, petes mod with your head straight is good too.
Version 2 does it for me
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".
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.
Brave and honest, well done for it, a super image.
gorgeous, as always Bex...
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
Think it's all been said a beautiful and honest portrait of a real person - you.
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.
hmmm V2, intresting..
Beautiful as ever
Very brave! Realy like it. Dave
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....
Oh and if I had to choose....V2..... lol!
one of my all time favs..just popping back for a spirit uplift
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