Self Portrait 365|5

just got up
I think I’ve been trying too hard. So this morning I got up and took a photo without doing anything to myself at all.

This is me – fresh out of bed (although I had to find something to wear because I sleep in the buff. I think this nightgown is 150 years old). I took one frame.

So here I am in all my natural beauty. I have a lot of freckles.

Do you wake up as I do, having forgotten what it is that hurts or where, until you move? There is a second of consciousness that is clean again. A second that is you, without memory or experience, the animal warm and waking into a brand new world. There is the sun dissolving the dark, and light as clear as music, filling the room where you sleep and the other rooms behind your eyes.
― Jeanette Winterson

Happy Friday. Maybe this weekend you can skip all the makeup, curling wand and coordinated clothes and just be your natural self. The result might surprise you.

Would you ever leave the house without makeup?
When are you comfortable going ‘au natural’?


Technical Information

Camera model: Canon EOS 7D
F/stop: f/4
Exposure time: 1/25 sec
ISO speed: ISO-100
Focal length: 50mm
Post processing: Photoshop Elements
Filters: Adjust saturation | Duplicate Layer | Gaussian Blur | Blend Soft Light 100% | Adjust levels
Overlay: French Kiss Collection Stone Blush | Multiply 19%

About KatieP

Embracing my midlife sexy while exploring modern love & relationships • Devoted to all things beautiful • Master of Arts in creative writing & non-fiction writing

12 thoughts on “Self Portrait 365|5

  1. I don’t have nightgowns and I very, very, very rarely leave the house WITH make-up. Like maybe a few times a year. Less than ten, I reckon.

    But you look brilliant, even ‘just woke up’ and I was trying to think why I warm so much to your look, and I think it’s cos the shape of your eyes reminds me of my friend Lena, who is sweet and funny and wonderful and one of life’s Forces for Good.

    So there’s that.

    Course…you seem to be a pretty awesome person too, and I like you for that, as well 🙂

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