It is my turn this week to write the round-up and as per usual prompt weekend inspired you all to provide me with a tough job. However before I reveal my top 5 I have a couple of other things I want to mention
Sadly we had a technical glitch caused by our host doing a server move and restoring an old copy of the site. As a result we had to republish the call for submissions post. It is possible due to this that we might have lost some of the posts already submitted. If you have sent something in this month can you please get in touch so that we can check that we have it.
Top 100 Sex Blogs 2016
I am very excited that this year the list is being sponsored by Kink Craft. Their support of the blogging community is wonderful and they are also donating some fabulous prizes too. So now is the time for you to nominate your favourite sex bloggers of 2016.
Molly’s Top 5 Pics of the Week
The contrast between this image and the original one that inspired this is stark. Yes they are both reflection shots and the original is definitely a beautiful portrait of Exposing 40 but this reshoot is a much more complex image. The multiple reflections and the clever use of back lighting gives the image a slightly haunted mysterious feel. The use of a shallow depth of field draws the eye initially to the mirror and her hand but the brighter area in the right of the image then pulls the viewer further into the shot and plays with their sense of perception until you realise this is a reflection too. Bloody brilliant.
Maria decided to reshoot an image that she had taken for a previous prompt which was, Abstract. Her goal: ” was to create an abstract image that implies arch, specifically, as it relates to landscape.” In my opinion she absolutely nailed her goal with this shot. It is an intriguing, almost mystifying nude. You know there is breast and is that a belly button, and a leg and an arm…maybe, or… well, that is the point, you think you know and yet you are not quite sure.
I love this one so much because it shows how the time of day can essentially change everything. They are for intense and purpose the same image; the same model, the same balcony, the same view. The only difference is the time of day, evening versus morning and that one thing changes the narrative of the image radically. Together they work to tell a whole story, the promise of the night and the bright reality of the next day. The potential for the story is what took place in the intervening hours…
I will admit this post from Charlie actually made me feel a bit emotional. Not because of the change in her body, which is amazing, but because of how she write about how those physical changes represent much more fundamental changes in her life. She talks about being lost and broken and how her trip to Australia has gifted her a new outlook on life and maybe most importantly of all on herself. There is something very inspiring about it all.
And so I come to my last picture. The original image was off Honey and the beautiful reshoot is of @Haiku but what I really love about this post is that it is a beautiful testament to friendship, community and the power of collaboration. You will have to read Honey’s post to understand more but I will also add that what these two beautiful ladies have also done here is a give me an idea for a future Sinful Sunday prompt.
Blast from the Past
Sinful Sunday Week 163 – Stella Kiink
It is all about the eyes and in the case of this image they absolutely tell you everything. The title of this shot is ‘No Good’ and I think you can tell that is exactly what she intends to get up to….