RAW  by Marny Barnes

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A man who, I care deeply about gave me a tongue lashing about my last post. That in adding the layer of grunge, I was destroying the beauty of the image.
At first I was angry, frustrated that he couldn’t see the leap I had made in facing my insecurities head on. He wanted no part in viewing a pic in which I was still hiding. (In my frustration I kind of told him off)

By the end of today, I realised he was right( like he usually is damnit)
So here it is
All The Pieces Of Me—RAW
Nothing to hide.
FOR YOU, but mostly for ME, because I refuse to let this get the best of me

Please see the first one I posted, along with an explanation of why I posted these pics in the first place HERE

Dreamer, mother, wife, friend and most of all…a captive audience of moments and memories…vivid, beautiful and breath taking…through the lens of my camera.

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  • David Knight
    David Knightalmost 7 years ago

    Very nice Marny….. I like this one better.

  • thank-you David!!

    – Marny Barnes

  • James Lillis
    James Lillisalmost 7 years ago


  • thank-you james!!

    – Marny Barnes

  • PJ Ryan
    PJ Ryanalmost 7 years ago

    oh wow !! you look so beautiful .. i like this better :)

    .. your eyes are amazing too Marny


  • Thanks Nicole, I am still sitting here with pains in my chest about posting this…lol
    Got any oxygen handy??

    – Marny Barnes

  • Madeline M  Allen
    Madeline M Allenalmost 7 years ago

    Oh Sweetie , if I only looked like you, I’d be naked in every photo ! You are beautiful and a damn fine photographer !!!!!!!! I like this one the best of the 2 !!!

  • Hugz Maddie!!!

    – Marny Barnes

  • PJ Ryan
    PJ Ryanalmost 7 years ago


    you don’t need oxygen darl

    you need a new perspective

    you are truly gorgeous !!

  • NickMilton
    NickMiltonalmost 7 years ago

    got worried when you said"tongue lashing" first thought was lucky git!,then i realised what you meant, you look perfect marny.

  • Rofl…you are a bad man…lol.
    And thank-you for the kind words!

    – Marny Barnes

  • Winslow357
    Winslow357almost 7 years ago

    This is the real Marny that I know and love! Now stop hiding behind the grunge and be proud of how you look. Next time the “tongue lashing” wont be with a bubblemail, I will be knocking on your front door!

  • Darla  Logsdon
    Darla Logsdonalmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful work Marny!

  • Thank-you Darla, funny how one pic can be such a baring of not my skin but my soul.

    – Marny Barnes

  • Darla  Logsdon
    Darla Logsdonalmost 7 years ago

    You are beautiful, Marny! The other one covered that up, this one is so much better! Bravo for your bravery!

  • hugz Darla!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    – Marny Barnes

  • JLHopgood
    JLHopgoodalmost 7 years ago

    don’t you hate it when they’re right?! I think you’ve grown from doing this and it’s a lesson for all us ‘girls’.

  • Growing can sometimes be painful, and this was a little. In having to really examine the reasons why I was so fearful, I had and choose to discard them. It’s like trying to throw out the beat down, battered, torn and useless fave pair of shoes, sigh. Funny how we hang on to the things we don’t need!!!!!!!!!!!!

    – Marny Barnes

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