25 February 2009

HNT - Leftovers

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Some times life gets busy. And HNT? Well, as much fun as it is - as creative as it lets me be - it requires a certain amount of privacy and time, two things that have been lacking in my life this week. Husband is no longer taking step-daughter to counseling on Tuesday nights, my usual HNT night. I've had a lot going on with Cam, both in regards to the school, and with his activities. Throw in a dose of software upgrade at work and? Well, you get the picture ... the leftover picture.

I posted an HNT back in August that was my first "real" attempt at "Sensual." I shot quite a few pics that sitting, most of which were horrible composition with too much in the background that didn't belong (read RockDog's porn snobbery tips for more on that). I did a little GIMP-ing (shhhhh! Don't tell anyone I was GIMP-ing myself again) on this one and tried to eliminate the background crap without making the background too distracting. *rolls eyes*

I suppose I could have just bowed out of HNT this week. Maybe one day I'll believe that quitting is an option *wink*




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49 comments:

Jay said...

You're not a quitter. ;-)

Great pic. Very sensual indeed!

Amorous Rocker said...

Yay for not being a quitter. That picture is so sexy. =)

Happy HNT!

Osbasso said...

Hey...if it feels good to GIMP yourself then do it! If you won't do it for yourself, how can you expect the rest of us to? :-P

MarcelloNYC said...

Nothing wrong with leftovers

HHNT!

Vixen said...

God no! I'm glad you posted this. I'm a fan of photoshop/gimping (had to LOL at your reference of 'gimping yourself again' ....*snicker*....) AS LONG as you aren't like changing who you are. What you did here was enhance an already fabulous photo.

You def succeeded in 'sensual'. :)

SleepingDreamer said...

This is beautiful! Happy HNT, love!

Adam Apple said...

This one works for me.
I wish I was confident GIMP-ing myself, but I usually finish up messing it up and having to start again. Ahh!! Maybe, one day...

An Artist Exposed said...

You mean we might have missed this gorgeous photo.... Thanks for posting - it is so lovely :-) HHNT!

Mariposa said...

Very sensual indeed!

HHNT

I haven't seen this yet, so thanks for posting...

kim-d said...

Not being an HNT'er myself, maybe I should keep my thoughts to myself, but I hardly ever do what I should, so...

Apparently the gimping of yourself agrees with you **chuckle*snort*chucle**. I like how the dark background sets off the color of your gown. Very pretty. My favorite part of the photo, though, the one thing that draws my eyes back over and over, is your hand. The placement of it, the long fingers, the way it looks against the backdrop--very pretty, in my opinion.

Another Suburban Mom said...

Sometimes things are better the second time around.

HHNT

Hubman said...

Hey, it's OK, my picture isn't just a leftover, it's one I actually used before and just recolored. I just wasn't inspired this week.

You look lovely!

Happy HNT!

Karen said...

Love it...and love that you are "going green" and sort of recycling photos. LOL

Bina said...

That is just beautiful! I love the color of your nighties, and on the cloe up, you look perfect! And I never noticed before, but you have very elegant hands.

Bond said...

I like leftovers, reruns and gimping...so you done good!

Mike said...

I love left over ;)

A very HHNT

g-man said...

I like it. It looks like you are on a satin cloud amidst a fantasy. I also like the how the lace accentuates your breasts, well done, again.

Karl said...

Good Morning Dana,

When prepared well leftovers can be quite the feast, lovely!

Anonymous said...

Hey, nothing wrong with leftovers! I'm glad you didn't bow out because this is a beautiful shot.

Jennybean said...

I like leftovers!

HHNT

Anonymous said...

you do sensual well!

Anonymous said...

that is a great picture! I am still trying to figure out gimp....wow, happy HNT!

Anonymous said...

I'd take these leftovers anytime.
Beautiful picture--nice color for lingerie. And on the closeup, you can see your nipples just so slightly. Very erotic.

Real Live Lesbian said...

I've always liked leftovers! ;)

Aurore said...

Very sensual. HHNT!

A Secret Freak said...

Sensual works for you! and what a wonderful left over! HHNT

Lilly said...

I like the pose, it is very sensual. As for the background, another suggestion would be to select just the background and do a Gaussian blur to take it out of focus. :)

M said...

I think you're allowed a week off sweetie. That pic is great!!

Hair Bows & Guitar Picks said...

Great picture...glad you didn't quite!

Ms. Lily said...

I think it is an amazingly beautiful photo, who cares about the background editing it is you we are looking at any way!! And you look lovely!
HHNT

Stormy said...

I love the composition of this photo. Very sensual. Did I mention blue is my favorite color?

Ms. Inconspicuous said...

Well, I think you accomplished sensual quite well--both then and now. I am glad you didn't bow out. ;)

vanimp said...

You know left overs can be the best thing in the world ... this one definately is, it's gorgeous xxx

Ro said...

You've become quite the dab hand with GIMP, haven't you? It's presented you with a rather tasty photo anyway :)

As for skipping a week ... it's hard, isn't it? The last few weeks have been very challenging for me in terms of getting HNT up but I've always been pleased to have managed - and you should be too :)

Happy HNT!

buffalodick said...

Evolving is the name for where we're going...

Helga Hansen said...

I adore the colour of your slip... and a litte teasing glimpse of what lies beneath is never a bad thing - even for leftovers! Happy HNT!

~*Jobthingy*~ said...

*snickers* nobody likes a quitter

i love it.

beautiful

HHNT

Nolens Volens said...

When you talked about taking pictures that didn't look right, I couldn't help myself. I smiled big time...because I go through this all the time. I even created another blog just for those outtakes. ;) HHNT!

~Deb said...

Wow, I totally forgot about "HNT's"---haven't seen one in so long. This is a very classy photo! Love it! It's like artwork!

Thank you so much for your feedback by the way! You rock! ;)



*looks at photo again and drools*

Hubby's lucky!

Lu' said...

I think this picture is absolutely incredible and I kid you not.

Average Chick said...

Wish I had leftovers like this one! I love the effects!

HHNT!

Evening said...

Wow, what a gorgeous picture. So soft and feminine looking, very, very pretty.
HHNT.

Vixen said...

I put you up in my FF :)

Pronto said...

leftover or not,

it's seductive and hot !!!

hhnt

Biscuit said...

This is soooo beautiful. When I bigged it, your earrings and that little curl just jumped out.

d2b said...

Thi's a a really sensual and well edited shot ;)

Happy belated HNT!!!

Anonymous said...

You look like a million bucks! Very classy.

Moosekahl said...

Leftover or not that is sexy! And it looks like you are melting into the background...pretty cool!

Leonhart said...

For what it's worth - which ain't much, I know - I liked it.

Very sexy item of clothing, and I like the colour. (I'm a guy's guy - I have no idea what such an item of clothing is actually called!)