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La realite est lente by BenoitPaille La realite est lente by BenoitPaille
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This is one of the most striking portraits I have seen in a while. You've done an admirable job of lighting and posing this beautiful woman in a way that turns her freckles into her most outstanding feature, next to her incredible eyes.

The only negative I can see is that the shadows on the upper part of her face and hair may be a little dark, but that is probably subjective opinion anyway.

"The Industry Standard" of beauty would say she needs to try to cover up her freckles with cosmetics. But this photo makes me want to linger over them, enjoying their beauty and how they help her already lovely face stand out from the crowd.

Everything also brings great focus onto her eyes, in an almost hypnotic way. This is a beauty shot that defies convention.
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It's rare that you can find a beauty that is as raw as this. Here you have a girl, gorgeous in her simplicity. A bare face with but a tiny amount of ornaments in the form of mascara and eyeliner, light lipgloss, and little hoop earrings. Her statement is not that of radiant eyeshadow or high polished hair clips but of hundreds of dotted freckles all on her portrait and the unspoken skin disappearing from view under a blurred gray sweatshirt. The vibrant eyes that reflect an enchanting world shine brightly to the viewers enhancing the brown speckles. One must wonder of the nature the dots hold. A close look with squinted eyes could revel second guesses or only a natural beauty bestowed on a lone female. Those bunched up viewing eyes can see individual qualities in all peoples, creases around her own stunning eyes, tiny pin needle pores and black heads, a cheek that notes a laughing spirit, and a deep yellow iris to make the unnatural shades of its kin around the world jealous. They say 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder', well I say that every eye can behold the beauty of this fair girl.
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Brain-Plaque Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ain't noting wron with a little Ging and a side of cinnomon!
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DK2Assasin2Indy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great colors and great expression. Overall one of the best portraits here.
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moneybag1010 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
awesome! :D
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lightwalker3 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
+100 )) thanks
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sleeperXx Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Photographer
She's incredibly beautiful! 
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DaDoughty Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Great use of depth of field, like the way only the face is in focus.
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sylvainArtist Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You take the most wonderfully intense portraits! Love your work.
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chuckysly Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Great face, great look, great capture!
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larrys92120 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
What a beauty!
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AbsentElemental Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, she's so pretty!
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