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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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305 out of 309 deviants thought this was fair.

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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AzAzM Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Ain't noting wron with a little Ging and a side of cinnomon!
DK2Assasin2Indy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great colors and great expression. Overall one of the best portraits here.
moneybag1010 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
awesome! :D
lightwalker3 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
+100 )) thanks
sleeperXx Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Photographer
She's incredibly beautiful! 
DaDoughty Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Great use of depth of field, like the way only the face is in focus.
sylvainArtist Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You take the most wonderfully intense portraits! Love your work.
chuckysly Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Great face, great look, great capture!
larrys92120 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
What a beauty!
AbsentElemental Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, she's so pretty!
ReaperVR Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012   Photographer
Amazing! :wow: Her eyes are so B E A U T I F U L !
ArtSimphony Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
what camera is this
BenoitPaille Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
is not a camera here its a photography on DA
Nestalien Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Very nice photo
FirstKing37 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Simply amazing!
leonelhs Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
wow, I love this girl, what is her name?
TheLoudestSilence13 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
varialome Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you only photograph people whose faces are " unusual " ?
orcamist Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply Beautiful
thewalter Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
kimkamaouss Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Wow. A kind of banality mixed with something we-don't-know-why incredible.
And I don't even talk about the model... I think a lot of photographers envy you. (me first ahah)
TrystOrTreat Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
WmThomas Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
This is stunning.
Arts82 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist
Cool. I love girls with freckles.
pjotr2008 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
Anmaril Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderfull colours and focus
M4XW3LL Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Student General Artist
excelent shot, descomunal sublime model!
atheelogos Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Very nice pic. Who's the model?
blak-dragon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Striking. Stunning. Absolutely breath-taking. Clean and pure, natural beauty. I fear that I am otherwise lost for words... no small feat.
Suthernscotsman Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Gorgeous girl, and a great photo that captures a bit of character. Mind you I don't know her in reality, but just from the photo I feel like I do know her!
reslPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
amazing shot! Beautiful eyes! Congrats!
Elitta Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Her eyes are beautiful!!!!
u5tin Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Is that girls nickname Lizkin?
2-Minutes-BehindxX Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
she is beautiful.
ladygaga1245 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
look at her eyes! they are so beautiful!
fotoheini Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student Photographer
Amazing Portrait, cool looking Eyes
Aquariem Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're gorgeous.
johnny78 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
redhead are beautiful :icondesireyouplz:
DanNoland Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Das Bild ist so unglaubwürdig gut, der absolute Wahnsinn, es ist so nah, so als ob sie vor einem säße, so plastisch.
(Das Bild genießt bei mir aber zusätzlich noch einen persönlichen Sommersprossenbonus)
khadia Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
shes so pretty
thedreamrock Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011   Photographer
I was surprised to see such shallow depth of field in a portrait that was taken against a plain and un-distracting background, but it's actually what makes this image stand out for me. I like the soft lighting and the intense stare really draws the viewer into her eyes.
JakobWestman Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Wonderful colors in this one.
And the freckles are so beautiful!
Querfahrer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome portrait!
3DCATZ Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
shes so pretty!!!
ChaseMcKinnon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Oh my god those eyes are absolutely stunning
autopsybta Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Beautiful work, beautiful eyes! *-*
lilis-gallery Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing ! I love it, it's so powerful... The girl is gorgeous, I wish i had freckles like that... She's very different from the models you usually see on photographs, excellent choice. :+fav:
kannasukre Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
It's diffrent from your original photo but...yeah you should have a look at this :
AngelDesings Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Great Shot .. I love this Photo
Avila-Marcouiller Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Je la trouve tellement magnifique. Sérieusement, tout est parfait dans son visage, je sais même pas comme l'exprimer clairement.
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