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Edit of Molly laying on the bed with her back to the camera wearing a man shirt

Last year I was in Miami with The Charmer. 9 days of utter bliss. When we parted at the end we were both sad but also excited for the future. We had so many plans for this year and of course neither of us knew what was about to happen and bring all that to a grinding halt.

The fact we have not seen each other in person for a whole year is devastating to both of us however we have battled through this together. We have had so many amazing times even though we have been apart, we have also had moments of tension and anger as well as amazing love and passion. We have done it all and right now we feel like we are in a stronger place in our relationship than ever before. If we can get through this shit we can get through anything.

I had been reluctant to write about this anniversary on my blog for fear that it would just make us both sad. Celebrating your sex-iversary is definitely something you are meant to do in person and not being able to do that and the fact it reminds us of how much time we have lost this year it seemed like something to just slip past this year but then as this week as has progressed we found ourselves talking about it more and enjoying reminiscing and that led me to suggesting we use one of the pictures I took while I was there for this weeks Sinful Sunday.

The prompt, in case you don’t know, is to let someone else edit your picture. We picked an image together and I sent him an unedited version. He did mutter that he wasn’t that confident in his editing skills but I said it didn’t matter, the point was, it was something we could do together and most importantly it honoured our anniversary.

His image is the one above and about it he said…

“Edits are a strange thing for me. Given Molly’s skills daunting might be a better word. For this I chose to crop the left side slightly. The right side night stand was distracting to the eye(and a bit unorganized). The pictures were left in frame above the head board as it seemed to draw her body closer to the camera. The color choice was one I wrestled with but much like my soul I chose darker rather than lighter.”

And of the image itself, he named it waiting and wrote…

“She has been left alone, to her own devices. She cast her spell on me years before and now I am just waiting for the world to slow down and to find her back in our bed, waiting for me.”

My edit is below. As you can see I chose to remove the pictures on the wall and also keep the colour. The blue shirt is his, I wore it that day because he smelt of him. I also tidied up the nightstand but I used photoshop to do it and so left the lamp and I also left in the little glimpse of the mirror because I like how it hinted to more of the room just out of sight.

Colour edit of molly laying on her side with back to camer wearing blue mans shirtI am going to be bold and say that I think my edit is technically better. The blue shirt has real texture and depth to it as does my hair and yes I think there is something hot about my slightly dusty dirty feet. However I think there is a mysteriousness to the image in The Charmer’s edit and maybe it fits the bittersweet mood we have found ourselves in this week better.

The blue shirt is currently with him, but one day I will wear it again. One day…

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  • Show Comments (14)

  • Focused and Filthy

    I think sex-iversaries should definitely become a thing. Especially as it’s been months and in sometimes years since I’ve seen some of my sexy friends. This is a great way to celebrate. I hope you are wearing that shirt again soon.
    Missy x

    • Molly Moore

      Yes I absolutely agree they should and I hope next year to do some major sex-iversary celebrating… including in the blue shirt

  • LittleSwitchBitch

    As much as I am a black and white image worshipper, I prefer the colour edit. I adore those ripples in the blue shirt and you are the centrepiece of yours rather than blending into the black and white… I hope to see more of you in that shirt too… I imagine it would look rather delicious cascading down your front x

  • Zebra Rose

    Happy Shagiversary to you both and I hope you soon get to celebrate in person!
    I like The Charmer’s edit best, as my silly brain really struggles to process the altered perspective of the other, even though the colours are sublime. That’s just my subjective perception though, I do admire the technical skill of the colour edit!

  • Modesty Ablaze

    I rather agree with your “bold” preference … and I do so hope time passes by quickly for you to slip into that shirt once again !!!

  • Lisa Stone

    You are right that your shot looks more technical and bright. But the upper monochrome is somehow more soulful and mysterious.

  • Exposing40

    I prefer your version. I love the vibrancy of the colour and the fact you’ve edited the photos out. I do hope you’re creating new sexy memories and anniversaries soon. BTW, but sure if it’s my phone but your image is distorted when I hold my phone the ‘normal’ way. If I rotate it to landscape it’s fine. I’m on safari on Apple. The charmer’s photo is fine whichever way I hold the phone.

  • Muse

    Oh I can’t decide! I love both, the black and white us classic but the colour adds do much interest…oh this was a good prompt!

  • the barefoot sub

    I have to agree with you. It is the texture of your hair that is missing in his edit. But he did a marvellous job of removing distractions.

  • David Mei

    I’m glad I read the comment about rotating my phone.
    I like both but prefer the black and white.
    His view of you and your view.
    Very different perspectives.
    Do all lovers see an idealized perspective?
    That’s what I see.
    One is stark
    The other focused with less to distract the eye.
    The sexaverseries are important.
    My Kitten and I have two.
    The fist time we said I love you and the day we met.
    Our spouses celebrate the first time they met.
    Anniversaries are important. Remembering and marveling all that has gone between.

  • Bee

    How the fuck was your trip a year ago?!

    I’m slightly torn on which edit I prefer, I love the dark nature of the B&W but I also love the luxurious feel of that blue shirt and the way your hair just pops.

  • MrsK

    This is such a sexy way to celebrate and reminisce! Love 8t!

  • ancilla ksst

    There is such a difference in feel in the same picture with two different edits!

  • Rose

    Gah! You’re gorgeous!

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