Thursday, December 30, 2010

Favorite HNT 2010

Dec. 30th - Favorite HNT
This is your chance to show off which HNT that you posted this year is your favorite! Not someone else's HNT, but your own. And tell us why it's your favorite! Newbies are encouraged to do this as well, even if you've only posted a handful. It can be your favorite for many reasons--because of the circumstances, or because you had "help" taking it, or because you're smiling--whatever... But most important, it's got to be one of YOUR HNTs.
Like most of you, you probably had more than one picture that you considered a "favorite" this year. What struck me was the number of pictures that really didn't impress me in the least! In my mind, there were maybe six that stood out over the others. As Emmy told me in a chat, "We are our own worst critics." I suppose that's right. Of the six, I was able to narrow it down to three, so here they are...

This is one from January. In one of those "I don't know what to do" moments. God bless photo manipulation at those times! In fact, this same picture was used the next week, but in a variety of psychedelic colors, alá Warhol. I'm particularly impressed with this one though, as there seem to be more wrinkles and lines than what we realize exist in a regular picture. The details just jump out at me. And the eyes are sort of eerie too. All in all, pretty cool!

Another black & white picture (as opposed to grayscale) from September. Another of the "I don't know what to do" pictures. I didn't write any sort of missive as I usually do. Instead, I posted a variety of quotes using the word "future". Which, in turn, elicited all sorts of questions and concern about what I was thinking about.

As I said, it was just a way to get through the week. Little did I know that it actually WAS somewhat prophetic. Since mid-November, there's been a lot of looking towards the future. Not so much in front of that window, but some looking ahead, nonetheless.

For someone who usually doesn't use Photoshop or some other program, I find it interesting that two of my favorites were, in fact, manipulated!

This one is definitely my favorite, for a number of reasons. First and foremost, because it was sort of a tribute last year's St. Patrick's Day Mystery Guest. Trust me, her Guinness/St. Patrick's Day picture was much better than mine! You can go looking for it in the archives, if you're so inclined.

I like the apparently freshly shaved head. I like the colors. I remember liking the beer afterwards (and lord knows I do miss my beer...). But I think the thing I like the best is that this is raw, right out of the camera! No manipulation of any kind. The bottle and my thumb almost seem to be badly added to the picture. No adjustment to the lighting. And I believe this was the first use of a black bed sheet for a background (I HIGHLY recommend the purchase of a black bed sheet--for photographic purposes only, of course!).

So there you have it. My favorites of 2010. If you want to check out the rest of mine to see if you agree, you can check them out over here. I'm looking forward to see what each of you chose as your favorites!
"She'll come, she'll go.
She'll lay belief on you
Skin sweet with musky oil
The lady from another grinning soul

Cologne she'll wear. Silver and Americard
She'll drive a beetle car
And beat you down at cool Canasta

And when the clothes are strewn
don't be afraid of the room
Touch the fullness of her breast.
Feel the love of her caress
She will be your living end"

Excerpt lyric by David Bowie

Check back Thursday afternoon to find out who this week's Mystery Guest is!
It wasn't too hard to figure out who our MG was this week. It's Lady Grinning Soul! Stop by and see what her favorite HNTs of the year were, and say hi!

A noticeably larger group of fellow HNTers joining in on the last OHNT of the decade! Be sure to stop by and leave some comments! As usual...NSFW.
I've got no plans for NYE this year. No parties to go to. And the weather won't be cooperating--bitter cold and snow. Sounds like a recipe for staying home if I've ever heard one. For any of you planning to go out, be safe, don't drink & drive, and behave! I hope all of you have a great new year!


Libidinous Man said...

Happy New Year HNTers. Was Santa good to you this year? V and I have picked out our favourite HNT of the year and you can see it here along with a note from V explaining the behind the scenes magic.

Chapter Two said...

I am up with my favorites (this is hard to chose!)What a year!

MG- amazing photograph- love it! and the hair... wow!

Stealth said...

I like your choices for your faves!!
happy New Year to everyone in Blog Land.

May next year not be the suckfest of this year.

HHNT I am up...

(Hot MG btw) Is she my present??

Elle said...

Love your favorites, Os! I too prefer your last one :)

Happy new year to you, and all fellow HNTers. May it bring you all that you desire.

I've managed to put up some favorites...

Stealth said...

I like your choices for your faves!!
happy New Year to everyone in Blog Land.

May next year not be the suckfest of this year.

HHNT I am up...

(Hot MG btw) Is she my present??

SapioSlut said...

I'm up with an animation of all my pictures from this year...

Happy HNT!

BTExpress said...

Great HNT pics, very artistic. Mine are a tad bit more, let me give you a hint, POOL PARTY! You were there and as nekked as the rest of us, remember?

Happy HNT my friend, it's been a pleasure.

JM said...

Well Os, what can I say? Other than it's been a blast!! I have to agree with you, that the last one is a cracker! Shame the beer is but a memory, but fear not, Jas and I will have one in your honour!! (or maybe two or three!)

MG is PHWOAR!!!!!!

I'm UP with my favourite image from the year, with a little spiel about what HNT has meant to me.

Have a great new years everyone!

Sadie said...

I love all your pics, and I didn't play along because I seem to be behind the curve these days and didn't realize we were doing favorites.

But, I'm up even so...

Happy New Year everyone!


Osbasso said...

Her Gucciness has lost power, and her failberry isn't letting her comment, but she's up!

Anonymous said...

Love it baby. Those are awesome.

Happy new years to you!!!! MG is beautiful!

I'm not up yet but I will be soon. Thanks for making this a wonderful year!!!


Osbasso said...

Jobthingy is up with her favorite(s), and a picture of her new toy!

Osbasso said...

CbE is up, wearing her heart on her sleeve. Well, actually somewhere else...

Anonymous said...

I really like your favorites. The 2nd one I can recall really liking when I saw it the first time.

Hoping that 2011 is a wonderful year for you.

I'm up with my favorite..


Anonymous said...

Oh Yes! and the MG..

Vixen said...

That 2nd was a favorite of mine too. :)

I'm up, chose 3....


Anonymous said...

We are up at Married In Ohio with our favorite photo of the year.

Wishing you a great 2011!

No one Special said...

How about we stay home together.
Happy New Year!!

Emmy said...

I'm up!
Picked my favorite 5 out of 74 pics this year. Who knew it was going to be that hard. :)

Lovely MG, btw!
And lovely choices of your own. :)
Happy HNT & New Year!

Cheeky Minx said...

Your second pic is my favourite too - there's also something rather futuristic about it.

Speaking of the future, I hope the seriously sexy MG plays along for a long time coming. Delish...

I'm up!

Happy New Year... xx

Mr. Smith said...

That was a Fun One - Thanks! I enjoyed setting it up. Were up>

Anonymous said...

Last HNT of the year! I'm up!
Be back later to visit you all.

LGS xx

Loverboy said...

We are up!

Happy New Tear All~!

Fat Controller said...

We're up with a memory of warmer times.

The MG is beautiful and unmistakeable (even if the clue wasn't in the lyric).

Happy HNT and happy New Uear!

The History Boy said...

No favourites, but I'm up.
Love the pic of LGS. She is by far my favourite.

viemoira said...

Love your choices Os- my fav is the last because I find certain men attractive with a freshly shaved head and I *love* Guiness!

I'm up with a fav and 3 runner's up- what a year!

I believe the mg is LGS?! *So sexy* :)

Happy New Year to all!

heelsnstocking said...

Im up and I couldn't decide which moment was my favourite so I will let you decide x

Happy Xmas everyone and all the best for a fun filled new year.


Anonymous said...

Great choices Os! Even though I wasn't around for any of them, haha. I think I like that second one best.. although number one looks like the most fun!
Happy New Year!
LGS xx

Anonymous said...

I like the St. Patrick's Day one, the colours are really vivid, I'm surprised it's not manipulated at all.

I've picked my favourites from this year :) I'm glad I wasn't the only one breaking the rules!

Here's to another year of HNTs!


MinorityReport said...

I love your choices. #3 is my favorite of the ones you picked. :)

I'm up.

Have a Happy New Year.

Joanna Cake said...

I love all the different effects that you use but that St Patrick's Day one really does jump out :)

Im up with a couple of the most popular pics in terms of comments and then my own personal favourite - damn that treacherous nipple!

I have Ruf with me at my house for NYE for the first time. The weather here is warmer and we have been invited to a party across town but I can't help thinking that we may just snuggle down in front of the tv and celebrate in our own way :)

Happy New Year x

Hubman said...

Very nice choices! Like you, I've had plenty of "I don't know what to do" moments, usually sometime Wednesday night and as a result, there are a number of HNTs I really wasn't impressed with at all when I go back and look.

But there were some good ones! Veronica and I each picked a favorite of mine, plus I listed a couple of others I really liked.

Another Suburban Mom said...

Hubman posting for Veronica, hers was just published, better late than never, since I forgot to add the picture and schedule it for last night. Bad Hubman!

HyperSexualGirl said...

Time is always marching forward, always changing, always leaving moments behind in its wake that shall never be again but always remembered.

I'm up!

Scintillectual said...

Unlike years past, I actually did manage to get it down to a single favorite photo. I hope you have a wonderful 2011 and I look forward to another year of HNTs! Happy New Year's, Os! :)

Lusting Lola said...

I'm up with something new and a Best of 2010 list.

As for NYE, I can promise to be safe and not drink & drive, but I can't promise to behave. Sorry! :-*

HHNT everyone and a Happy New Year, too!

Dana said...

It's not so tough to pick favorites when you only have FOUR to choose from! Ehhh? Next year it will be different.

I do like your St. Patrick's Day tribute shot - for all of the reasons you mention and more!

Maggie said...

I completely forgot about that St. Patrick's Day shot (well, yours and the MG hehe). I think that's my favorite of your three, but the photoshop ones are always cool.

The MG is stunning.

I'm up with three of my favorites.

IveyLane said...

Nice choices but my favorite is the second. (Now that I think about it, it kinda reminds me of my favorite today. LOL) And for me, I'm always tweaking the photos and trying to "improve" on the originals. Ha!

And a delightful MG. Absolutely lovely.

I'm up and owing you a great big "THANK YOU, OSBASSO!"


Autumn said...

gawd, i feel asleep before your post was up last night! i love your choices. all very nice, and agreed on the last pic. you look like you're having a blast! i've got no new year's plans either. just chillin with my kids *who by the way are STILL delayed on their travel home...hopefully they'll be back at suppertime today*

MG is gorgeous as always. i love her undies collection there.

i'm up with my faves from the year.

loves autumn

Daisygirl said...

so I may have cheated a little bit with mine...oh well! Happy New Year!!!
I have to say I am a big fan of the ST Patricks day pic!

Westopher said...

After seeing this week's HNT photo, somebody told me I looked like a cheap slut. I was like; CHEAP?!?

Gucci Mama said...

Finally have power again! I love your pictures Os; they're quite fabulous. MG is delicious.

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

I'm up with the last of the year. Happy new year!

Ms Scarlett said...

Believe it or not.... I'm actually up with my favorite for 2010!!

Loved your picks Os... looking good!!

And lovely, artistic MG... whew!

XO ~ Scarlett

Anonymous said...

I am up as well here:

Chickie said...

I like your 3 choices! I remembered #2 right away - such a great shot.

Lovely MG!

Black Matrixx said...

I wish you all a Happy New Year

I'm up for the favorite HNT 2010


Molls said...

I'm up.

Master's Azra said...

I had to cheat a bit also, like Daiseygirl! New blog, but I am up. HHNT to all and Master and I wish all of you a wonderful new year blessed with happiness and love.

Topaz said...

I'm sooooo sooooo late, but I'm here!
Made my choices, hope you like.
I always like your pics, they are so creative! HHNT hun, and Happy New Year!

Semi-Celibate Man said...

Hi Os. I'm still around. Lurking mostly. Appreciating your fine work with HNT. Continued kudos.

I had an interesting 2010, which I didn't blog about much on Semi-Celibate Erotica - which is merely existing. A few HNTs. None that are a favorite.

So, with apologies, I posted 2 new ones.

Happy New Year all.

His marie and Her Owner said...

After a hiatus, i have a favorite picture posted.

Semi-Celibate Man said...

Hi Os. I meant to also say that those are terrific pictures that you selected for your HNT shots. Talented. Happy New Year.

Eden said...

I have joined the cult that is Half-Nekkidness!!!My first pic is now up and a day late admittedly , but I couldn't post yesterday for good reason. Glad to be a part though and will be on schedule next time ;-) Have a great New year!

Jobthingy said...

Great choices hun! Happy New year! xoxox

A Daft Scots Lass said...

I'll be back in the game this week!