30 December 2008

HNT - Year's Favorite


It's another moment of messing with HNT! Look, I'm not the one who decides a theme is a good thing - that's all Os' doing. Here we are on WEDNESDAY (sorry Lu) and are tasked with choosing our favorite HNT picture that we've posted in 2008.

Now, February 14th was my first HNT of this year. I posted it not having a CLUE as to what HNT was all about and thinking this Osbasso guy was likely some internet perv. Well ... anyway ... So choosing a favorite of the year is somewhat of a daunting task. You see, each of my HNT's is special to me in some way. There was the Secretary HNT that was done as a suggestion from a special friend (I don't do requests), and the Sensual HNT that was really a departure from what I thought I could portray. I really do put all of "me" - wherever I am at the moment - into each HNT. Choosing a favorite HNT is akin to choosing my favorite sister ... or cousin, since I don't have any siblings! But, we all must make decisions in life and I was able to narrow my favorites down to TWO (so much for "guidelines").

The first is one of my "traditional" HNT's. There has been one constant in my life for the past 12 (almost 13) years - the love of my son. This HNT is one I will always cherish as it captures that love.

The second one is a favorite because ... well ... because it captured a moment in time so well. Maybe it was the poem I wrote to go along with it. Maybe it was the fact that the demons I battle during the day sometimes find their way to me at night. Maybe it was the lighting, or the creativity, or ... or ... maybe it is just a photo that I am extremely proud of because of it's artistic qualities. Or maybe it is all of the above.

Arduous, stubborn, entangled sleep
Where demons find an idle mind
then hide between the sheets
wrapping themselves around unsuspecting legs
waiting for morn

~ Dana C


If you haven't noticed, there is actually an icon on the left side of the blog (look over there ... up a little ... yes! Click on the legs) that, when clicked, shows links to each of my HNT's. So do tell, which is your favorite and why?




Nolens Volens said...

The HNT of the hands is and remains my fave of yours. I still chuckle at your Secretary HNT because you've got the ass for it. :) HHNT!

Biscuit said...

Oh yeh, the secretary one rocked! Your choices today are gorgeous. :) Everything you do conveys so much feeling.

Happy New Year HNT!

Kittie Kate said...

I like the Secretary one a lot!

I love that movie too. One of my favorite movies.
Happy New Years!

Osbasso said...


I really liked your second one here. Quite exquisite!

The Secretary one wasn't half bad, either! ;-) Did you ever watch the movie??

Jay said...

Yeah, both of those were really beautiful. Good choices!

And the Secretary one was pretty hot too. ;-)

Vixen said...

Both *EXCELLENT* choices. In trying to find pictures for my 'best of the best' for FF this week I came across so many of your pics that I have featured. So both of those are very vivid in my memory.

Happy New Year beautiful. :)

Evening said...

That HNT with the hands of you and your son, is absolutely spectacular.
Happy New Year Dana.

boo said...

I empathize with you regarding having to pick a favorite to post. It was harder than I thought it would be. Both of your choices are just gorgeous. All of your HNT's capture spirited images, little snapshots of the inner you, and they're all wonderful. ^_^

Ro said...

Two very different photographs, both very powerful. Good choiced - but there's no way on earth I am going to try to pick a personal favourite of my own from your back catalogue!

Happy HNT - and may 2009 bring many more :)

Amorous Rocker said...

The secretary one was one of my favorites from you.

The hands photo is probably my favorite of them all. It's more revealing and meaningful then most others are. It's beautiful.

The second one you displayed is gorgeous too though! I either don't remember it or never saw it but wow!

Happy New Year!

13messages said...

These are wonderful. Thanks for what you share.

Nicey said...


You have some crackers there hun !!
And yeah your blog is defo a positive influenence on my life in the same way that you are...
Respect hun


Karen said...

The hands are my favorite too. Creative and meaningful.

Happy New Year!

Babushka said...

I would say they are all my favorite for different reasons.

Dana, thank you so much for your support and love. You may never know how much it meant and helped.

I wish for you a happy and peaceful new year.

Richard said...

The bed photo was beautiful, but the hand holding one is a masterpiece of love, caring and feeling.
I wish you and Cam a happy,healthy and prosperous new year. Richard

Hubman said...

Lovely choices! Since I haven't gone through all of your old HNTs (really!) I hadn't seen your 2nd choice before.

Happy HNT on Weds!

And Happy New Year!

An Artist Exposed said...

Two wonderful choices. I can fully understand the first as the strength of love I have for my sons still surprises me sometimes. As for the second, it is such a beautiful and poetic image.

I have to add that the secretary pose also appeals ;-)

May 2009 bring good things for you and Cam.

Lu' said...

Yes yes yes, they were both special. I have one that comes to mind but of course with my mind the details are fuzzy. I will have to go back and look at them all when home and refresh my tired old mind. The look into the past HNT posts is very cool. If you haven't done it yet folks, she has some great photography work in there. Happy New Year strong Dana :)

M said...

I thought the secretary one was really good, but as a favorite, I think the one with Cam is on top.

It's just SO sweet.

Now, how did you talk him into doing that??

Dana said...

Nolens, I really like the hands too. It will always be special to me!

Biscuit, I have to tell you I had a really difficult time with the secretary one, but it seems to be a local favorite!

Kittie Kate, another Secretary fan ... imagine that!

Dana said...

Os, I still haven't seen the movie - one of these days ...

Jay, thank you *blushes*

Vixen, I am still amazed each time I find myself on your Friday Favorites. There are just so many beautiful pics out there each and every week.

buffalodick said...

Happy new Year! May you find what you need, may find what you want...

Dana said...

Evening, it makes me smile each time I look at it!

Boo, it IS difficult, isn't it?

Ro, I'll take that as a compliment!

Carnalis said...

both of them portray a different, yet delightful, view of you.

Happy New Year to you and yours x

Anonymous said...

Excellent HNT choices. I agree with you on these.

Happy New Year To You and Yours Dana!

Hetero-Sapphic said...

I agree that the hand with your son is really really special!!


Jormengrund said...


As before, I stand by my approval of BOTH of these..

One, for the inherent power and emotion in the hands themselves. Caring, nurturing, and honesty all lie in that one photo.

The second, while fuzzy, is no less powerful for the demonstration of the wrestling of the sheet, the fight with inner turmoil, and the exhaustion of finally giving up, and trying to find a comfortable place..

Beautiful pictures, and powerful prose..

Happy New Year!

Maeve said...

I haven't seen the first one, which is cute...
And yup, the second is really good!!
Happy HNT and happy new year!

random moments said...

Both beautiful choices Dana. They inspire me... I want to pick up my camera!

P.S. - jewelry giveaway on my blog if you want to play.

Happy New Year!

Knight said...

I don't know how you could possibly pick between those two. They are both beautiful pieces of art.

Jennybean said...

Two beautiful choices!


Ms. Inconspicuous said...

Two absolutely excellent choices. Another HNT that sticks out in my mind is your honey HNT. That was incredibly--for lack of a better word--sticky-seductive-hot. :)

Salt and Pepper said...

Great choices!

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Like Ms. I, I like the honey photo. Fact is, I like all the food-related pics. But my all-time favorite is the bed/sheet photo, which is so good, I feel like a voyeur.

And the love depicted in the hand photos... amazing!

BTExpress said...

My favorite should be obvious, it's "Boobies 4 BTE", because that day, they were for me.

Happy HNT and Happy New year!

Average Chick said...

Those were my favorites of your...The hands are so moving...and bed is so sensual...I agree with your picks!!

Happy New Year!

Honey said...

I love the second one - the lighting and gentleness of it speaks volumes. Great picks!

Bad Bad Girl said...

I always love your pictures!! so honest... Happy New Year.

Lilly said...

I always love photos of hands/feet of parent and child together. It's such an artistic approach to something sweet and sentimental.

Anonymous said...

the hands is my fave.

Excellent pic, always well done.

Hope your 09 is better than your 08!!


d2b said...

I clearly remember the hands, how I liked the picture.

Great choices, both of them!

Happy belated HNT and a really Happy New Year!

Moosekahl said...

Your hands photo was one of my favorites as well! I realized I didn't do a lot of HNT's this year. One of my resolutions is to do more this year :)

Anonymous said...

Sorry I'm so late getting around this week.

One of the things I like about your HNTs is that you never know what to expect. Sometimes they are naughty (funny, messy :-) ), sometimes they are sweet, and sometimes you are so very vulnerable.