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 it's not over till the fat lady swims  by Juilee  Pryor

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it's not over till the fat lady swims by 

Now for something completely different. An oldie but a goldie from the analouge vaults of a mama swimming in a rock pool down Coogee way. This is a straight b/w film capture with no tricky stuff done to it. It is as it was when I snapped it. I’ve always been taken with this matronly look possibly because I’ve always been a bit on the bony side but maybe because the woman in this picture looks like a mama. I love her to bits.


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  • salsbells69
    salsbells69over 6 years ago

    You have unwaringly captured a moment in this one! Well done! Its gorgeous.

  • Patricia L. Ballard
    Patricia L. Ba...over 6 years ago

    I admire anyone built like this who will wear a swimsuit. It’s a marvelous shot.

  • Bridgett Ferguson
    Bridgett Fergusonover 6 years ago

    lovable shot.
    i love her little swimming cap :)

  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryorover 6 years ago

    thanks Patricia and salsbells69. Way back when I first shot this I made it into a teeshirt and it sold heaps and interestingly mostly men bought it. That always amused me but thinking about it more analytically I realise that there is something profoundly feminine and utterly human in her gesture of quickly and lightly checking to see if the girls were still in place after surfacing.

    I’m so glad she has lost nothing in the years since she last was available to be seen by the wider public.

  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryorover 6 years ago

    thanks plasmatwin. I might try and see if I can find a snap of this as it was as a tee shirt so you can all see how that works.

  • shawhouse
    shawhouseover 6 years ago

    this is amazing, a wonderful capture. a favorite.

  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryorover 6 years ago

    thanks shawhouse.:)

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryover 6 years ago

    Outstanding candid shot.

  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryorover 6 years ago

    wow thanks Helen. :)

  • Dakolina
    Dakolinaover 6 years ago

    it looks like ice cold water, and the angle makes your ma look like a roman sculpture.

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