Piet Smaal takes some of the most beautiful fine art portraits I've seen. Unfortunately, some of his photos are set up in Flickr to allow blogging, while others aren't, and my very favorite are in the latter category. So you'll have to follow the links to this beautiful portrait, and to this study in contrast between a pregnant woman and a woman who is not (but looks like she has been at one time). Of the bloggables, this one's my favorite. Like a lot of Smaal's models, she seems to be a little older, a little more care-worn than the typical 20-year-old nymph you see so often, but that just gives her more character. It looks like she has not only character but sass, like someone who would be a lot of fun to photograph.