Archive for August, 2011

Absolutely Golden!

Posted in erotic, FLICKR, history, photographers, PHOTOGRAPHY, pinup, Sexy, women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2011 by cliffmichaels

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Three views of the Golden Gate Bridge. All photos subject to this creative commons license.

Photo by Hunter Luisi
Photo by Dave Patten
Photo by Maskington San Francisco

FLICKR GROUPS: The Golden Gate Bridge – The Golden Gate Bridge – 75th Anniversary    

naked girl on a bridge

 Photo by Mario Mercea, altered by me, both images subject to this creative commons license 

Outdoors, a set by Mario

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Flickr Odd Groups of the Week!

Posted in FLICKR, photographers, PHOTOGRAPHY with tags , , , , on August 28, 2011 by cliffmichaels

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BEER BOTTLES 

DUNG BEETLES 

EYE GLASSES  

SAND ON SKIN 

MEN’S DIRTY FEET 

I CARRIED A WATERMELON 

OUTHOUSES 

BUCKLE UP 

SOCKS ON FIRE

MANDARIN PEELINGS 

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Hurricanes

Posted in fetish, FLICKR, photographers, PHOTOGRAPHY, pinup, Sexy, women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2011 by cliffmichaels

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Photo by MARKIZA , subject to this creative commons license

I’ve never been in a hurricane; not many of them are robust enough to reach east Tennessee. I do remember, however, the remnants of a hurricane reaching here in the 50’s or 60’s. The sky was marvelous and a bit frightening with jagged deep blue and gray clouds racing madly northeast like frightened animals.

Flickr is fast; here’s a small group of photos taken during Hurricane Irene!

One of the early stories about Irene described the evacuation of Ocracoke Island. One of the barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina, Ocracoke is narrow and not very high and gets inundated by any serious storm.

It’s a lovely place. In August, 1984, I fell in mad, passionate love there with a redheaded woman with wickedly captivating eyes. A year later we honeymooned on the island. I nearly met my demise trying to hang glide at Kill Devil Hills at Nags Head. Here’s a lovely photo, by  Jim Grant, subject to this creative commons license, taken on Ocrakoke…

FLICKR GROUP: Ocracoke Island

A set by Jim  

Finally, here’s a woman who, if she were real, could blow me away with hurricane force!

Photo by Connie Arida, altered by me, subject to this creative commons license

Connie’s set Lingerie

FLICKR GROUP: Second Life – Nude & Sex  

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Damn Big Hole in the Ground

Posted in FLICKR, history, photographers, PHOTOGRAPHY with tags , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2011 by cliffmichaels

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Photo by Ignacio Izquierdo, subject to this creative commons  license  

Ignacio’s set of Grand Canyon photos  

FLICKR GROUP: Grand Canyon

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Gratuitous Lingerie

Posted in erotic, fetish, FLICKR, lingerie, photographers, PHOTOGRAPHY, pinup, Sexy, women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2011 by cliffmichaels

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Photos by Manos Simonides, subject to this creative commons license  

A Marvelous Set by Manos  

FLICKR GROUP: Nudes on Tracks & Trains

  Photo by Amadeus Hellequin subject to this creative commons  license

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Black Sea Beauties

Posted in art, erotic, fashion, FLICKR, lingerie, photographers, PHOTOGRAPHY, pinup, Sexy, women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2011 by cliffmichaels

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Original byAleksandr Slyadnev, ruined by me, both original and adapted images subject to this creative commons license

A wonderful set by Aleksandr   

His website

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Two more photo by Aleksandr, both subject to this creative commons license

FLICKR GROUP: Ukrainian Girls & Ladies

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What’s Life?

Posted in history, photographers, PHOTOGRAPHY, women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2011 by cliffmichaels

Back in the day there was a  wonderful oversized magazine called LIFE. Life was always chock full of excellent photos taken all over the world. Here’s an excerpt from the magazine’s Wikipedia page:

The (Henry) Luce Life was the first all-photographic American news magazine, and it dominated the market for more than 40 years. The magazine sold more than 13.5 million copies a week at one point and was so popular that President Harry S. Truman, Sir Winston Churchill and General Douglas MacArthur all serialized their memoirs in its pages.
Perhaps one of the best-known pictures printed in the magazine was Alfred Eisenstaedt’s photograph of a nurse in a sailor’s arms, snapped on August 27, 1945, as they celebrated VJ Day in New York City. The magazine’s place in the history of photojournalism is considered its most important contribution to publishing. Luce purchased the rights to the name from the publishers of the first Life but sold its subscription list and features to another magazine; there was no editorial continuity between the two publications.
Life was wildly successful for two generations before its prestige was diminished by economics and changing tastes. Since 1972, Life has twice ceased publication and resumed in a different form, before ceasing once again with the issue dated April 20, 2007. The brand name continues on the Internet and in occasional special issues.[1][2] 

Life’s website follows in the tradition of its print predecessor by featuring wonderful  photography of all kinds. Here, for example, is a twenty photo sideshow of Galen Rowell’s photographs taken in the Sierra Nevada. Life has almost three thousand photo galleries dating from at least the 1940’s. On the offbeat side, here’s a set of photos of celebrities with big dogs!

FLICKR GROUP: Life Magazine / Vintage Fashion

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