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Regina G. Santaella (Cancún, Mexico) on 23 September 2013 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

This is the last picture I'll be posting for a while. I don't know how long it will take for me to come back, but I certainly will.
I'm so grateful to all of you who have posted beautiful comments. Your words mean so much to me, and I'll keep them close to my heart.
I've met wonderful people here, some of you have definitely changed my life. Once again, thank you. Love to you all.

"And those who were seen dancing where thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." - Friedrich Nietzsche

Ludovic Roudet from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Superb composition, with remarkable framing and sensuality. Particularly with your lips caressing the edges of the picture, and your pull-over and its creases as a second skin. One of my favorite today.

23 Sep 2013 6:02am

@Ludovic Roudet: I've always loved the way you use words Ludovic, thank you so much for this wonderful comment!

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Please, please, do not give up. Please take some time, go outside, enjoy the fresh air, take your camera and look for the small things in the world to shoot. We want you to come back here refreshed, with new challenges conquered, we want to see new self portraits with those lips set free and smiling :-)
Please do not be away long Regina.

23 Sep 2013 7:17am

@Curly: Of course I won't give up Curly, and I'll be back before you know it! Thank you for all those kind words you've left on my posts, you have no idea how much I appreciate them. See you soon, very soon :)

Ludovic Roudet from Charenton-le-Pont, France

I just realized the decision you have made, this is terribly sad. How come ? Bad times on AM3...

23 Sep 2013 10:06am

@Ludovic Roudet: Lack of time mostly :( but I'll be back as soon as I can, I still have so much I want to share!

L'Ourson Perturbé from Spain

I thought I was not going to comment this picture because of your departure, but I just want to say that it is excellently framed, sensual, and a little bit sad (the tone in particular).
About your decision, the only thing I have to say publicly, I've written it here.

23 Sep 2013 10:53am

@L'Ourson Perturbé: I always feel so happy when you compliment my pictures. Your heart is truly made of gold.

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

keep on with photography*

23 Sep 2013 10:55am

@Dimitrios: I will, thank you!

Helodie from AVRANCHES, France

A wonderful portrait, very sensual because of the gesture and your beautiful lips.
I am also sad you don't want to post anymore, and I hope I would see your photos soon.

23 Sep 2013 11:49am

@Helodie: Very soon Helodie! Thank you for your gorgeous compliments :)

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

I am sad to heard about it. One of your best pictures of my favorite model. You already know about it. It seems it would be so easy for you to publish pictures of yourself. I don't understant of course but I feel there is something very sad under it and not a lack of pictures to publish. Asking you to come back will not solve the problem as I know what is the feeling of wanting to quit. Too many people are leaving this plateform to be sometihing natural, there is something else and it is gettting very bad. Hope the staff will revise some of the things and make this platform what it used to be and should be. For sure they know people are leaving for better skys but are they asking themself why... too bad, it is a sad monday. If you want to discuss, you can always write to me personnally, I will be there for you as you know I always liked you.

23 Sep 2013 2:48pm

@Sue-Ann: I always smile when you call me your favourite model :) Not a lack of pictures, just difficult, painful hings going on right now, and I need to focus on getting them fixed. I really like you too Sue-Ann, your friendship and support means a lot to me, really. Thank you for your kindness and for being a beautiful person.

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

so beauty

23 Sep 2013 4:34pm

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you!!

JCJ from Troyes, France

I've done long pauses, come back when you can; excellent picture

23 Sep 2013 4:47pm

@JCJ: I will! thank you!

Abena from Illinois, United States

Wow, I have to say, this may be one of the best self portraits I've ever seen. I love the mood, the feeling, how beautiful both you and the image are. It's natural and I love that you could share with us so much. I'm kind of shocked and sad to hear you're leaving and I don't want you to go! But I do hope you come back refreshed, energized and the happy free you that you are. You're an inspiration to so many including me ! If you ever want to talk I'm here too :) Bravo for the image and an excellent blog so far.

24 Sep 2013 3:16am

@Abena: Your words are always so amazingly beautiful Abena, and they mean a lot to me. Thank you so much for being the wonderful person you are, a friend like you must be treasured. I will definitely come back, I promise it won't be long, because I will miss you all so much. Knowing that you think of me as an inspiration makes me feel so humble, and I want you to know I feel the same way about you, you're quite admirable :) If you ever need anything, I'm here my friend.

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

This is such a beautiful image Regina, please don't be away too long you images are as wonderful and individual as you are and it would be a great shame if we were unable to share them with you. Please take care Regina, you have my thoughts and best wishes my friend

24 Sep 2013 9:07am

@Doug: Your words are really touching Doug, thank you for always leaving beautiful comments under my pictures. I deeply appreciate all the wonderful things you've said. I will come back very soon, I can't wait to see what comes next!

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Una imagen exquesita, femenina, sensual y al mismo tiempo dulce y sugerente! Para mi de las mejores que he visto en tu portafolio... gracias a Ludo per mencionarla... verdaderamente un placer mirarla...
Un abrazo querida Regina!

24 Sep 2013 11:05am

@Adela Fonts: Muchas gracias Adela, es un honor recibir tan hermosos cumplidos de tu parte, y me hace feliz saber que te gusta mi foto. Te mando un muy fuerte abrazo amiga, gracias por todo!

Jeremy from Ridgedale, United States

Gorgeous! I love the graininess and the sensual pose. I think you lips are my favorite part of this one--so full and well-formed. Their subdued color and the soft lines are perfect.

Your news is the saddest I've heard all day. Why? Email me if you like. Your photoblog is one of my favorites, and your responses are always thought out and detailed. I think you're extremely talented and hope to see you back hear soon!

24 Sep 2013 10:15pm

@Jeremy: I love how you feel about the lips Jeremy, for they are my favourite part as well :) I just felt this was the right decision according to several events that have been going on lately, you can e-mail me too, I'm always available for my friends :) Thank you for always being so kind and attentive towards my pictures, and of course I think you're so talented too (and I'm really not saying it to be nice, I mean it). I'll miss all of you so much, and I'll be back very soon!

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

Very nice with this clever framing

25 Sep 2013 10:42am

@Calusarus: thank you!!

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

I show myself or not, I remove more or not... This photo shows all the hesitations and the sufferings which you have in the head... You leave, you are going to leave a space, but I am sure that you will return full of freshness for our big happiness, I like your hypersensitive sensibility although if sometimes it damages you, Kisses Régina , Phil

26 Sep 2013 10:01am

@Phil: I love your interpretation Phil, of course I'll come back happy and ready to share so much more :) And you're so right, sometimes it's damaging (you read me very well), but I'm glad you like it! Thank you so much!

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

The same day than your post, there was also this one :
It's stunning, because they are together in my blogwatch today, side by side.

28 Sep 2013 8:21am

@Basile Pesso: It really is stunning.

Marie from FRESNES, France

très beau cadrage.

29 Sep 2013 3:58pm

@Marie: Merci

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Really clever self-portrait, Regina - enjoy your time away! :-)

30 Sep 2013 10:56am

@Jason Politte: Huge thanks Jason!

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Great framing, like the sensuality of the pose here. Hope to see you back soon, kisses from France.

2 Oct 2013 9:21am

@Evelyne Dubos: Thank you so much Evelyne, I'm happy you like it. See you soon!

Robert from BOUSVAL, Belgium

It's a pity ! Try anyway to come sometimes it'll be a pleasure !

15 Oct 2013 12:56pm

@Robert: I will!

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

je te remettrai en BW quand tu reviendras chère Régina, j'espère que tu vas bien ou du moins mieux.

15 Nov 2013 4:06pm

@Sue-Ann: You're so sweet Sue-Ann :) I'm doing better, thank you! Big hugs for you.

dik from Texas, United States

Pulling yourself away from the frame, moving shot. Peace.

22 Dec 2013 6:29am

@dik: Thanks!

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

I am here the attorney of all the goodwill Aminusers to wish you a collective Merry Christmas with a little delay :-)

27 Dec 2013 12:20pm

@Basile Pesso: Thank you so much Basile, lots of hugs :)

Pierre from Mâcon, France

Just enough to keep mystery , nice shot

3 Jan 2014 10:42am

@Pierre: Thank you!!

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

Hi Regina !! I just stopped by to say hello !! A great portrait !!! Hope to see more of your works and share comments sometime ahead !! Until then, take fine care !! best regards, john

17 Jan 2014 2:35am

@John Jungklaus: Thank you so much John! Lots of hugs!

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

I love John's comment :-)

17 Jan 2014 11:16am

@Basile Pesso: Me too

Mandar from Kudal, India

Hello...although your eyes are not in the photo..but the expressions on your face are so powerful that shows you are still in the game.....lips are so expressive and telling much more are not going to will be back soon....

8 Feb 2014 5:30pm

@Mandar: Thank you Mandar

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Hola Regina, Hope you are doing well. I just came back after a long break from AM3. Hopefully you have had the time you needed to sort out things. See you soon :) -- Sarito

20 Mar 2014 11:09am

@Sarito: Hi Sarito, I'm doing very well, hope you are too :) I'm glad you came back! Lots of hugs.

albert from barcelona, Zimbabwe


2 Mar 2015 12:04pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Hope you are keeping well... see you soon?

18 Feb 2016 9:07pm

@Sarito: I am doing great, thank you!! working on new stuff :) hope you're well too!

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Glad to hear about your new stuff :). I am doing well, thank you.

22 Feb 2016 12:47pm