Sinful Sunday: strong and lithe

Sinful Sunday

I did a little experimenting with direct light again, but only one photo of the lot was usable. The background is better lit than anything else, and overall the effect is dark, almost a silhouette in places. (Increasing brightness left the image a little flat.) And yet, despite all of this, I’m really pleased with how much this photo manages to express. Specifically, the curves of my shoulders and upper arms (as well as a bit of collarbone and a pair of shapely axillary fossae) illustrate the strength that I feel.

I have known for a long time that my shoulders are strong. When I first started this style of dance over 10 years ago, I was the only one in the class not complaining that my shoulders were sore. At that time, I credited the ballet-based training I had done as a tween and young teen for building the relevant muscles at the right time; the martial arts I did around the same time probably didn’t hurt either.

I didn’t think anything more about it until about four years ago, after I moved to a different city and started dancing with a new group. One of the women there (who is an all-around lovely person as well as gorgeous, and goes to the gym) complimented me on my shoulders and asked if I worked out. I don’t — I just dance. I had never really appreciated my shoulders until her comment, but now I’m proud of them.

strong and lithe

(Sinful Sunday is a weekly meme featuring sensual and erotic photography. Click the icon at the top of this post to go to the homepage and check out the other links.)


Edit: I’m delighted to report that this photo was chosen as one of the top 5 in the Sinful Sunday Weekly Round-up! Here’s what guest judge sub-Bee said about the image:

A fantastic use of black and white, the lighting in this is incredible. The way you have used the light to create shadows that pick out the contours of your body is stunning. I have a big thing for shoulders and I think yours are gorgeous and you are right to be proud of them.

30 thoughts on “Sinful Sunday: strong and lithe

  1. Your musculature is gorgeous, beautifully proportioned and your breasts … The only word I can come up with is “exquisite”.

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  2. Wow – this motivates me to get back to my strength training. It’s fascinating how muscle groups respond differently in different people. My back is the most sculpted, but my arms need a LOT of work to show any muscle.

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    1. As far as I can figure, this is pretty much entirely down to maintaining arm position while dancing. It’s basically ballet second position arms (horizontal from the shoulder out to the sides, not letting elbows droop). Add heavy bracelets if you want some weight 🙂 Done properly, it’s supported quite a lot through the back too.

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  3. Oh my goodness.

    Your physique is amazing. Not just muscular, but BALANCED, in a way that doesn’t come from just working out.

    And a beautiful picture as well.
    Thank you for sharing it.

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  4. Love how the black and white of the image accentuates and defines not just the incredible shape of your arms and shoulders but the shape of your wonderful breasts too.

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    1. Thanks! Although my photo editing skills are pretty much non-existent, I thought it would be cool if I could take out evidence of pigment (e.g. moles and nipples/areolas) to look even more like a statue.

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  5. Your tits are fabulous, perfect in everyway and a lovely photograph. Several of mine I’ve taken in b and w and with good lighting they just seem to work, you’re a lucky girl 🙂 they’re stunning!

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