17 January 2014

Focus on Life Week 3: B&W photo of you...


Well, it had to happen sometime... *sigh*

Sally does like us to share a self-portrait.

But this time, at least it's black and white, which can be more flattering :)

So, I've cheated a little - I took the one photo of me that I do like (taken by a dear friend a couple of years ago), and I've cropped it a tad and made it b&w.

If you really want to, you can see the colour version on my About page...




26 comments:

  1. I see you, Claire! Beautiful smile.
    xo
    Rachel

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  2. Great photo of you and a lovely smile.

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  3. Great photo! I love your smile. I'm glad this challenge is out of the way.

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  4. Awesome photo! Look how happy and beautiful you are! Love this!

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  5. wonderful photo of you - what a great smile you have!

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  6. What a beautiful smile you have...and you look so happy! You made me smile too!

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  7. great photo and yes your smile is lovely! I agree - B&W photos have a different gentler feel to them!

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  8. You look so very happy

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  9. Great photo, what a fabulous smiley face :)

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  10. You have a beautiful smile and very expressive eyes. Lovely!

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  11. Nice editing job! It looks lovely in black and white.

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  12. Claire you have a beautiful smile.

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  13. Claire, you have a beautiful face and I love the close crop!! Great smile!

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  14. What a fabulous smile!

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  15. Beautiful pic and your smile is fabulous!!!

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  16. I think the b&w was kind to me too. I love your smile. This photo made me smile!

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  17. Hi Claire! What a gorgeous welcoming smile, I just need to say hello.

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  18. OK, Claire, that twinkle in your eyes looks like you are ready to cause some mischief. What a great photo to let your personality shine through!

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  19. That's a lovely picture... My mother always used to say your sister has such a nice smile .... translated to why do you always look like such a glump!

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  20. It's a great photo Claire! Love your smile! :-D

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  21. Such a great smile!

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  22. Sorry to be so unoriginal but I have to agree with everyone else ... You have a multi-million megawatt smile! :-D

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    1. Thank you!!
      The sad thing is I've always disliked it... vestiges of my mother criticizing my wonky teeth, my thin lips, my big nose... (sigh) The damage mothers do!
      One of the biggest changes in me this past year is the willingness to post images of myself online - I'm still very selective, and battle with my misplaced vanity, but I'm getting there :)
      And all these lovely responses sure help, so THANK YOU!!

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    2. Oh NO... I to no your mother's criticisms say more about her than you, to be honest. Criticising a child's appearance can bring devastating effects that last a life time... I NEVER EVER do it. My mother picked on one aspect of my appearance and I'll be very self conscious about it till the day I die. However, beauty or non-beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I'm pretty sure her opinion of your "flaws" isn't the same as anyone else's. Hearing how parents do this makes me feel so sad...

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    3. I know! I probably go overboard with my two and wax lyrical about how beautiful and gorgeous they are - but it's true :) And they're now two pretty self-confident teenagers!
      Sadly, my mum had serious issues, and I had a difficult childhood, and with a lot therapy (professional and self-help), I've got to the point now where I can just state the facts and not get emotional about it... it was what it was, but now I am what I am becoming :)

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