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my legs are shot, sexywitch's legs are hot

spent the entire day shooting abandoned properties in New Orleans today. I am wore right the fuck out. I spent the evening going through my final edit and resizing them for my online gallery and uploaded them all. There's some really strange and beautiful stuff in there. Spending so much time with my camera, I began trying different approaches to shooting and I'm thrilled with the results. I definitely hit a new height technically and creatively. For the first time, I felt like I was doing things intentionally to achieve something I was pleased with rather than just getting lucky, which is the way I've always felt.

In total, I explored eight separate abandoned properties: a marina, a strip mall, a middle school, an indoor mall, a medical plaza, and three apartment complexes. This was in addition to random street shots of burned-out car frames and the shots I took downtown. In all, 551 photographs made the cut for one reason or another from a total of about 1,500. I'll be writing about them in more depth over the weeks to come. Tomorrow, I plan to write about the French Quarter.

I did something else today while I was in New Orleans. I made a virtual driving tour of the area I was exploring. It's nearly 30 minutes long and is not particularly entertaining in any way but it gives a more interactive view of the area than still pictures. At the end of the driving tour, I actually walk into a couple of abandoned apartment units while the video is still rolling. I highly recommend giving it a watch, but it is big. It's a 102 Mb .wmv file. Yeah, I know it's huge. But if you're interested, it's there.

keep getting LEGS pictures and I love it so much. If you haven't sent me one yet, DO IT!!!! I'm going to start posting one every other day or so until I run out. Today's legs come to us courtesy of sexywitch.

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I probably won't get soop-lovin' if I don't download and watch that entire video, so I guess I better! :^P

sexywitch has very lovely legs.

Aww, thanks! So do you! Short little me envies your long legs. :)

How tall are you? When I meet you, I can wear flats so you feel better. :^)

5'2". But don't worry; I'm used to everyone being taller than me. :) (Except for my older sister, who is a fraction of an inch shorter . . . and I'll never let her forget it!)

i'm 4' 11"... :) so if you meet me you can tower over! LOL

asically any place dealing with food had a rotting stench underlying the pervasive smell of mold. Most all of the apartments and in the case of the mall, the entire food court area. Most places though, it wasn't so bad that it was intolerable. Most everything was open and well ventilated.

did you get to sample any new orleans based brews while enjoying your weekend? i've heard some great things about the beers produced by the dixie brewing co.

ah, I pretty much stick to whiskey. I've never been much of a beer guy.

Once in a great while, a person's lj moniker matches their picture and in this instance, I think sexywitch is appropre. I'll watch your video this afternoon, but right now, I wanted to pay a compliment to the lady.

'm starting to think that maybe I should make this an annual rite of spring in my journal. I'm loving this. And it doesn't feel.... shady. It's good clean fun.

I still think it would be a lot more fun if the guys got into it more. I have a couple, but not many.

Hopefully somebody else know who hosts, but I saw somewhere six or eight months ago, an annual Livejournal Beauty Contest. I can't find it quickly and though I know that I come at it through a FOAF, I just don't recall where it's located. I have a couple of ideas, but hopefully somebody else knows because in that instance and though it allowed nudity, it seemed like a rousing success.

h, I don't know. I've tried to stay away from the concept of "beauty" with this. I find that legs are interesting to look at in all shapes, sizes, and proportions. The push-back I've gotten from some people has been that they don't like the way their legs look, or basically, they don't think they're sexy/slender/attractive/etc enough for anyone to be interested in seeing them. I've coaxed a couple of those people into it and their legs look awesome!

I guess what I'm saying is, I'm not expecting or even looking for all my f-list to have the legs of runway models. To tout it as a beauty contest would only intimidate people from submitting in the first place, which I think sort of defeats the purpose.

But, it still could be an annual event...

meant to add, I guess I think of it more as a challenge. Sure there are some people on my f-list who are accustomed to displaying themselves on LiveJournal, some more than others, but there are many, MANY more that have never done anything like this. By abusrdly displaying myself (something which *I* never do) the other day, I was trying to MAKE it a challenge. And a FUN challenge. Not everyone is going to have the personality (or the goods) to pull off a sexy photo in earnest and be comfortable with the results, so why not make an atmosphere where you can camp it up a little and have fun. :)

There's robont and his 12 Babes of X-Mas...

I thought it was through you that I found it, but I wasn't absolutely sure and didn't want to risk saying anything in front of your boyfriend. You know how those things go. Thanks.

h, so that was the one you were thinking about? Yeah, I knew about the 12 babes of Christmas.

As for "in front of your boyfriend", I helped with some of the photo taking. ;-)

Heh, thanks! :) (Ironically, I chose it because when I started up with LJ, I wanted to be anonymous, and I figured nobody who knew me would ever associate "sexy" or "witch" with me.)

Oh the stories I could tell... :)

Or at least make up.

You do spin a good yarn, my dear. ;)

ok, i just watched the video, and that is fucked up shit.

as a total aside, are you ever going to get rid of your template? even considering it?

f you're referring to my LiveJournal style, no I'm not even considering it. I've kinda grown attached to it.

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