Sinful Sunday: rear view

Sinful Sunday

This month’s Sinful Sunday theme is “festive“. It always takes me a long time to get the hang of the holidays, and this year is no exception. On top of that, I haven’t been able to take any photos over the last week.

So instead of something seasonal, you get a photo celebrating my ass, which I hope will contribute to a feeling of good cheer.

rear view

Besides, ass photos are challenging. I’ve been told I don’t do enough of them, and I tend to agree.

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.

Sinful Sunday: fossa

Sinful Sunday

Axillary fossa1, to be specific. A grand name for a body part that doesn’t ordinarily get a lot of love: a.k.a. “the armpit”.

This is a detail from a photo I posted recently. I like how, when taken out of context, it starts to look like wind-sculpted rock.

fossa

(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.)

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1 Thanks are due to Jaime Mortimer for the word “fossa”. He discusses a sexier sort of fossa here.