October 15, 2012

Another naked woman

Wading

Last week was supposed to be “Photos of Naked Middle-Aged Women” week on my blog. After all, I have to keep up my google rating. I used to be the number one hit in that category, but recently a surge of creepy porn has tried to take the spot, so I was trying to be pro-active. But Blogger (the blog-publishing service I use) shut down when I was trying to post the photo above. Maybe all the naked photos were just too much for blogger. I gave up when I started getting emails from folks telling me they couldn’t post comments.

To be honest, most of the women I take photos are a bit past middle age. In fact, two of the last three women in my photos are grandmothers. Yep, it’s true. Grandmothers wear cowboy hats to celebrated their naked bodies and go skinny dipping in cold mountain lakes, even in October.

Now that Blogger seems to be working again, I figured I’d start the week with another naked picture. Here’s my friend Makes Bread. It looks like she’s all relaxed as she’s walking into the water, but the reality is that she was saying, “Hurry up and take the photo before those kayaks get any closer.”

It’s a weird thing about kayakers. When they see a bunch of women skinny dipping, they tend to paddle over just for the heck of it. It's happened before. I was all for waiting on the shore so we could introduce ourselves to the kayakers but my friends decided the skinny dipping was over. Makes Bread climbed out, dried herself off, and pulled her clothes on before any boats were within earshot.

For the history of the naked blog photo project, go to this page and click on each photo, beginning with the first. Each photo has a link that will bring you back to a post on this blog that tells the story of how the photo was taken.

11 comments:

UsedtoBlog said...

You do have the most beautiful friends!

Mary Ann said...

Love the sunlight. Just lovely.

Zhoen said...

Thank you for sharing the beauty you see.

Anonymous said...

I especially love these outdoor shots. What a gorgeous scene. And she's beautiful!

(You may have been to quick to say that Blogger is working again. This is my fourth attempt to leave a comment!)

Amelie said...

This series is so awesome. Even the kayakers know it.

SF said...

I wish I was that comfortable with my body. You have awesome friends.

Sass said...

Joe, this is incredible. Your photography is excellent and the women you photograph are so beautiful! I love that they're seasoned - such personality and story in each body.

YourFireAnt said...

Is this supposed to encourage us when we get out to Word Play County Park??

;-)

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

Hi jo(e) -- I read this post on my iPad, which I share w/ my kids. I left it open on the browser w/o thinking -- so my son, who's 10, saw it when he went to research cheats for PvZ. Luckily I was there & knew from the expression on his face what he'd seen; so we had a nice talk about the human body and respectful v. disrespectful images. Thought you'd like that anecdote : )

jo(e) said...

Jennifer: Oh, I *do* love that story.

Jeff C. said...

Wading into the water au naturel can be invigorating!
I confess I would not know how I'd react if I spotted kayakers or boaters...