An elogy to mature beauty
Old 03-14-2012   #1
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An elogy to mature beauty

As my age advances, I find myself appreciating beauty in persons (and in general) on a much wider scale than before. Especially mature beauty as I call it (the kind that comes with inner peace, experience and natural sensuality) is what I look for nowadays; I feel little resonance with the dominant beauty models that we see all around, but then, that is about being sexy, not so much about showing beauty.

Just an excuse to present my wife. Even so, I'd like to see some of your pics on this too ...
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thank you...

thank you for sharing.

here's my (much) better half...

breathe, relax and enjoy.

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Gecko, go to the gallery page for the photo you want to post in the thread. Right-click it and choose "Copy image location" (depending on your browser, it might be worded differently) from the menu.

Then come here, hit the image button above the message typing space and paste the copied image location in the box. That's it!
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Nice shots of your wife Wouter.

I'm feeling the same way as I age. Older women are more sensual, confident and at ease with themselves and that is sexy to me.

Here's a couple of my wife. I have plenty more in my gallery, some are a bit racey but she has the confidence now to let me take shots that she never would have in the past.

I find her more attractive now than when she was a sweet young thing.

Here's a shot of her that I like...



and here's a shot that she likes...



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thank you for sharing.

here's my (much) better half...

breathe, relax and enjoy.

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That's a great shot, just love that shadow!
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Both are excellent images, astro8, but your wife is right -- the second shot is the better shot.
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I agree with Wouter, many older women are very beautiful. Most women of any age are repulsive to me. It isn't because I think most women are ugly, its the fact that 99% of women that I know are empty-headed uneducated materialistic fools who spend their time chasing 'badboy' assholes, and if they show any interest in decent men, its only for the money they think he has so they can support the 5 kids they've had with the losers they're really attracted to.

The most beautiful woman I know is the one below:



Gedda is a friend from art school, we've known each other 17 years. She's 60 years old, and is a big woman. Most guys would say "She's old and fat, yuck!" Not me. I like big girls, but the really attractive thing about her is that she is INTELLIGENT. The only person I know who has more books than I do, and one of the few women I have ever been able to have an intelligent conversation with. No matter what she looked like, she'd be hot to me for that reason alone.

I'm strange and screwed up though; most people wouldn't understand why thats important to me. An emptyheaded woman does not attract me in the slightest, no matter how young and 'pretty' she is.
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Mine...

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As my age advances, I find myself appreciating beauty in persons (and in general) on a much wider scale than before. Especially mature beauty as I call it (the kind that comes with inner peace, experience and natural sensuality) is what I look for nowadays; I feel little resonance with the dominant beauty models that we see all around, but then, that is about being sexy, not so much about showing beauty.

Just an excuse to present my wife. Even so, I'd like to see some of your pics on this too ...
What a refreshing thread.
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Both are excellent images, astro8, but your wife is right -- the second shot is the better shot.
You are right Dan but I think the first shot is the way that I see her.

I'll post another to keep this thread moving ....



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Take your pick here .... a mother, her two daughters and her granddaughter. All over forty and one well over eighty.


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My wife's got a book coming out so I did some portraits. She's usually camera-shy. This was taken with the Pana GX1 and 25mm Nokton wide open.

You guys are married to pretty women.


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Thank you all for your contributions, there are some great shots here. Now who said that mature beauty is restricted to the female half of the world's population ? Let's see some beautiful males, is that possible ?
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Take your pick here .... a mother, her two daughters and her granddaughter. All over forty and one well over eighty.


This is great Keith, thanks. Family of yours ?
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I agree with all of the above

My girl. And yes, she is sick of me taking her photo...









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I love that photo Keith.

My wife (at right) and her sister. They don't get to see each other much.

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What a good thread

My wife, usually shy on the camera

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A photo of my girlfriend looking shy... taken when we first met (I hope late 30's is considered mature). M9 w/ 50mm Nokton 1.1

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she hates the camera, and hates me calling her "grandma" ....becoz she is

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