Wednesday, January 30, 2013

2012 Soles of Silk Trivia Contest Results


The blog below was originally published in Soles of Silk's Column section. It was archived and then republished here in 2016.

Well, another year has gone by and another trivia contest is in the books. The turn out wasn't as good as I expected with having advertised the hell out of it on the Soles of Silk Twitter page. Nevertheless, those of you who took part did pretty well overall.

The two 3-month winners both scored a 99/100, so there were no entries this time around that had a perfect score. The five 1-month winners scored a 91, 83, 81, 74, and 71. Those who did not win were still awarded with the five early preview photos from sets of the following models: Olivia, Aliza, Jamie, Nikki, and Aspen.

Now onto the correct answers of this year's questions. All answers appear in bold with a percentage of those who got each question correct.

1-Point Questions (5 Total Possible Points)
1. What model posed in a Wu's Feetlinks Feature Model set in 2012?
KAYLEIGH (75%)

2. What NFL team logo can be found on the wall and carpet in Olivia's fantasy football set?
BALTIMORE RAVENS (100%)

3. What color were Amelia's toes in her debut set?
BLUE (100%)

4. Name the model featured in the current site's Twitter page background.
CARLIN (83%)

5. Which of the following models has the most photos currently found on the site: Charlee, Nikki, Wendy, Ryan, or Kayleigh?
WENDY (100%)

2-Point Questions (10 Total Possible Points)
6. Which model, who was removed from the site in 2010, had her sets, clips, and content restored this year?
ALIZA (91%)

7. What color stockings did Carlin wear in her Mother's Day set with the roses?
BLACK (100%)

8. What model showed off her wet feet under a waterfall in a set this summer?
MILEENA (83%)

9. Name two of the following models who did NOT have a set posted in 2012: Jordana, Autumn, Cierra, Abby, Kimmie, or Lady Steph?
AUTUMN & KIMMIE (75%; 25% got partial credit)

10. If you add up their shoe sizes, which model trio has the SMALLEST total? Nikki/Kellie/Aliza, Aspen/Ryan/Wendy, Olivia/Kayleigh/Abby, or Mindee/Emerald/Mileena?
NIKKI/KELLIE/ALIZA (91%)

3-Point Questions (15 Total Possible Points)
11. Which model spent Labor Day at the the beach town, Seaside Heights, with me doing four sets?
ASPEN (75%)

12. Which former roommate of Cierra made her return to the site after not having posed since 2008?
JESSIE (83%)

13. Which model was made into a cartoon and featured in a Baltimore Orioles themed download by Foot Toons this year?
MINDEE (42%)

14. Which model picked "Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson," as her answer for which famous person she'd love to have give her a foot massage in her introductory interview?
EMERALD (50%)

15. When I wrote the column, "Prepared? More Like Overly Prepared," which model was listed as having the most photo shoots shot and waiting to be posted at that time?
WENDY (66%)

4-Point Questions (20 Total Possible Points)
16. Which two models did not take part in the "Models Interview Me" series: Olivia, Abby, Mindee, Wendy, Mileena, Charlee, Cierra, Kimmie, Kellie, Ryan, Kayleigh, or Carlin?
CIERRA & WENDY (42%; 25% got partial credit)

17. Which two models reached the 20 gallery mark this year?

JORDANA & WENDY (50%; 33% got partial credit)

18. What female Star Trek television character did I name in the "Where I've Never Gone Before..." column as the one I'd most love to give a foot massage to?
T'POL (42%)

19. Only twice in 2012 did two models appear in a set together. Each of those sets featured a different model pairing. Name the models who appeared in each set pairing.
CHARLEE/JAMIE & RYAN/ASPEN (75%; 8% got partial credit)

20. What two models are found on the Soles of Silk's Instagram profile image?

CIERRA & KIMMIE (75%)

5-Point Questions (25 Total Possible Points)
21. What app/program did I credit with being a great means of finding interesting photo locations in a column over the summer?
GOOGLE EARTH (58%)

22. Which model was featured in the first set on the site featuring the new 1920 pixel size ratio?
ASPEN (83%)

23. Which model was featured in the first 1080p clip on the site?
OLIVIA (25%)

24. Of the following models, who was not photographed during the "Hot Feet Week" shoots in July: Mindee, Ryan, Mileena, Charlee, Kellie, Nikki, or Olivia?
CHARLEE (83%)

25. Name the models featured in each of the following clips on the site: 
(42%, 33% got partial credit)
  • A Dashing Splash - AMELIA 
  • Rock & Sole - KELLIE 
  • Some Dam Soft Soles - EMERALD 
  • Alley Antics - CHARLEE 
  • Oh Darn! Detention - JORDANA 

25-Point Bonus Question

* Aspen posed in one of the site's roller coaster themed sets this fall. Name the park she posed in (5 points), the three coasters she posed in front of (5 points each), and the name of the roller coaster found on her shirt (5 points). 
(75%)
  • Park - BUSCH GARDENS WILLIAMSBURG (EUROPE) 
  • Coaster #1 - GRIFFON 
  • Coaster #2 - LOCH NESS MONSTER 
  • Coaster #3 - ALPENGEIST 
  • Shirt Coaster - APOLLO'S CHARIOT 

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Early 2013 Outlook - What's Ahead?

The Ravens are on their way to the Super Bowl. Here is a little team spirit.

The blog below was originally published in Soles of Silk's Column section. It was archived and then republished here in 2016.

The first month of 2013 is coming to an end. It's super cold outside, but my Baltimore Ravens are on their way to the Super Bowl - so all is well. So what's on the horizon for 2013 (other than a Ravens Super Bowl win)? I'll answer some of that below as I have a handful of items to go over for all of you here.

June 2013 Wu's Feature Model Announced
I've known about this for a couple of months now, but I was waiting for Wu to make it official. Soles of Silk will again have one if it's models featured in a Feature Model Gallery on Wu's Feet Links. In June 2013 Aspen will join the likes of: Carmen, Kimmie, Kellie, Madison, Cierra, Mindee, Ryan, and Kayleigh as a Wu's Feet Links Feature Model. Congratulations Aspen! We already have a really neat idea for the set, but it will require exact timing for us to pull it off. She and I are keeping our fingers crossed!

I'm sad to say that Kayleigh moved out of state.

Kayleigh Moves Out Of State

I'm sad that Kayleigh has moved down south. I do have a few sets of her that I have not yet posted, so that's good news. She, however, was one of my most dependable girls when it came to getting together for a shoot. Had I known she was planning on moving, I would have tried a little harder to get in a few more sets first. We had always talked about doing some sets that we had planned on, but we just never made the plans. I told her to keep me informed should she come back home to visit family/friends as I'll most certainly try to get some camera time in with her. Otherwise, I might just have to take a mini-vacation at some point for some new background scenery.

It has been so long since I had Layla in front of my camera.

Bringing Back Past Models
This week's update features Layla in a set done in front of some Willow Trees. While this set was done toward the end of last year, I held onto it as Layla hasn't been in front of my camera as she used to be. When the New Year was approaching a number of weeks ago, I thought it best to try to use Layla's set to kick start an idea I had for the site.

In 2013 I'm trying to bring back some models who have not posed in some time. Sometimes that's hard for everyone to know since I often have set that go months before being posted. But there are a number of girls that haven't posed in well over a year that I'd like to get back in front of the camera. Some of the ones who I have talked to are: Colleen, Kelsey, Autumn, Cierra, Paige Noelle, Lady Steph, and Kimmie (and do some much request twin sets with her sister Kellie). There are a handful of other girls I'm hoping to get in touch with to gauge their interest in a return as well.

New Models
Pretty soon a brand new Ebony model will be making her Soles of Silk debut. She's a girl I met on Twitter and one who has done some pro work in the adult business. That's typically out of my target area for models, but she'll be in the area and I figured why not ask? More on this later as I'd like to make a bigger announcement once it is set to happen.

In June there are plans to shoot another newly minted 18 year old. She has a few months to go, but has already shown interest in joining the roster. Like so many before, being friends with the other girls we work with, has yet another girl wanting to get in front of the camera. I sure don't mind!

Valentine's Day Set

With the praise for the Christmas Fence Nets Ryan and Aspen appeared in back in December, I've decided to do another two girl holiday set. And once again, I'll be putting two really good friends together. This time around Mindee and Emerald will be teaming up for their first duo set. I'll be shooting that set with them this Sunday. I'm really looking forward to it as are the girls.


Trivia Contest Wrap Up
There is less than a week left before the 2012 Soles of Silk Trivia Contest concludes. I won't go over any details of the contest itself, but I really expected more entries this year with having the Soles of Silk Twitter account (@SolesofSilk). The turn out hasn't been bad, but it hasn't been great either. I really like doing these contests for everyone, but I am starting to wonder if there might be better ways to go about it. Any advice is appreciated.



Still Using Sets Shot Last Year
With these new shoots, and the others I'm bound to be shooting, there is still a wealth of content that I've already shot for the site. At one point last year I had over a full year's worth of updates shot. At this time, I still have sets left of: Aspen, Wendy, Abby, Ryan, Kellie, Nikki, Olivia, Charlee, Amelia, Kayleigh, Jamie, Aliza, Jessie, Mileena, Emerald, Carlin, and Layla. The photo above is from a recent one I did with Jamie when she returned for her winter break. Her feet sure do look nice in pantyhose, don't they?

New Site Design?
I know I teased this in the past, but truth be told, I've had a huge creative block for what seems like months. Updating the site is more of a process, but when it comes to making actual graphics and art, I just never really liked much of what I came up with. This was also the case with a couple of freelance projects that I've worked on in the last few months. I hope to get back in the swing of things here soon as I'd really like to freshen the site up a bit. It's going to be a large task, so it won't happen over night.

As usual, thanks for reading along with this little section of the site I use to communicate with all of you. For some time I often wondered how many people bothered to read these things, but if the contest answers were any indication, it looks like you do (at least when it comes to winning free membership).

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Old Stuff - What Happened Last Year (Year in Review)

Kayleigh was the first model to pose her feet for some new sets in 2012.

The blog below was originally published in Soles of Silk's Column section. It was archived and then republished here in 2016.

So here we are. We made it past December 21 without the world ending. That's a good thing because I shot so much content in 2012 that I have yet to share with you. There are some great plans for 2013's future, but we're not focusing on that right now. What I want to do, is take a look at is some of the highlights of the previous year. So here it is, month by month, some of my favorite moments and highlights of 2012:

January
The year started off slow with Kayleigh posing for a couple of new sets including her Wine Bottles and Bedtime Book sets.

Much like this year's contest, there was not many entries until the final moments of the Soles of Silk Trivia Contest.

Wendy and I found some really neat looking spots to shoot some new sets.

February
Wendy posed for the first time in about two years. Wendy would go on to pose for countless photo sets over 2012, and only a handful of these have been posted at this point.

I posted the Models Interview Me series in the Interviews section. In it, the models ask me all kinds of foot fetish and web site related questions. The girls came up with really fun and creative stuff. I'd like to do some follow ups to this series, but I'm scared the girls might not have too many more questions to ask at this point.

Carlin looked beautiful in all of the sets we were able to shoot in March.

March
I got to meet up with Carlin for some much needed photos. I had only shot her two times before, but had such great results and couldn't wait as we had an entire day planned. We ended up doing five sets including: Bed Sheets, Catwoman Fangirl, Fence Net/Rose Petals, Nerds Candy, and finally the messy Brownie Mix.

April

If there was any months where I laid a little low, it would be April. It was just business as usual with posting content and waiting for the warmer months that were soon to come.

Charlee had a busy May, shooting with me several times.

May
Kayleigh broke the 1,000 photo mark, joining only a handful of models who have accomplished the same.

Charlee posed for a handful of sets. We made immediate plans again to shoot some more several weeks later. Both shoots produced some great shots in some neat locations.

Jamie posed for some new sets after being away at school for several months. She always makes sure to hit me up when she's on break and this was no exception.

Kayleigh did a Wu's Feet Links feature set inside a school bus.

June

Kayleigh is featured on Wu's Feet Links as the Feature Model for June. She did the a school bus themed set called After School Feet. In it, she showed off her little feet fresh out of her tennis shoes and socks on a very rainy morning. Kayleigh was the seventh feature model set to appear on Wu's Feet Links.

Jessie returned to the site after years of not being seen. We got together to do three sets and a lot of you were happy to see her big feet back.

Mileena and I spent an entire day together and shot in some interesting locations.

July
During a week of vacation, I photographed Mindee, Ryan, Mileena, Kellie, Nikki, and Olivia. It was very hot, but that didn't stop me from getting almost 20 total sets of these beauties.

On the final day of the year, my brand new Canon T3i arrived. I knew I'd be using it a day later when I shot Aspen's first ever photos.

Aspen made her debut and man, she was popular!

August

After turning 18 at the very end of July, Aspen made her huge splash at the start of August. Since her debut, she's become one of my most shot models of the year.

Olivia posed for the site's annual football themed set. This year's set has some fantasy football flavor to it.

Nikki headed out with me for a day of photos. I found some interesting locations about an hour away and when I showed them to Nikki, she was all for it.

Having been removed at the end of 2010, Aliza's photos, videos, and content were restored. In the months to follow, her two remaining old sets were finally posted and she also posed for a few brand new ones.

It took us a few tries, but Aspen and I finally got to the beach for a day of photos.

September
Aspen and I finally got to the beach to do a day long shoot after having our plans rained out several times over the summer. It was also rainy that morning at Seaside Heights, but we were able to make due for four total sets. None of these sets have even been posted yet, but believe me, when they are, you'll love them.

Mindee's friend Emerald made her debut on the site.

October
The weather turned out to be better than usual for the month of October. There were a number of sets that were done with existing models, even though my initial plans were to begin laying low and using the content I shot over the summer.
Emerald, Mindee's good friend who has wanted to pose, finally did and posed for some amazing sets. Her debut was overly popular and she loved reading all the great comments you sent in.

Aliza posed for her first new sets since being added back on the site. It was a little cold on the day she shot, but we made due and got in two sets that will be posted in the coming months.

Aspen and I took a trip to an amusement park to ride some roller coasters and do her Roller Coaster set, which is part of an little ongoing theme I've done over the years.

November
Over all, November was a very slow month where I decided to post the sets I've been shooting all year. I was able to get in a few sets with Jamie on another one of her breaks from school though.

I was itching to get Aspen and Ryan together in a set!

December
I had teased the idea a number of times, but I finally get Ryan and Aspen together for their Christmas Presents shoot. They're good friends and played off one another better than I could have ever imagined. The set went so well, it ended up being the largest set to ever appear on the site to this point. I couldn't put the camera down!

With last minute plans before the New Year, I was able to squeeze in a New Years themed set with a brand new 18 year old Indian model named Alaynah. She's only the second Indian girl to appear on the site and you all loved her debut. I hope to keep her coming back on a regular basis.

With a new year coming, a new model felt like the right move. Alaynah made her debut.

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