Hey Ninja and Trouble,
I missed this mirror/reflection theme last year, so I’m happy to participate now :)
I’m ending with a quote:
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.Edith Wharton



You’re striking one of my signature poses, but I’ll admit your muscular back looks much nicer than mine. Glad you could be involved this year, and I’m sure so will many other ninjas when they see your submission. 

Hey Ninja and Trouble,

I missed this mirror/reflection theme last year, so I’m happy to participate now :)

I’m ending with a quote:

You’re striking one of my signature poses, but I’ll admit your muscular back looks much nicer than mine. Glad you could be involved this year, and I’m sure so will many other ninjas when they see your submission. 

peace from New York.

May peace be with you too. 

peace from New York.

May peace be with you too. 


I love the timing of this week’s theme, I’ve been quite introspective lately and this theme has given me yet another chance for my own reflection. My two halves may tug for control but I will guide my own course. 
Thank you for a great blog and I hope you’re enjoying your Easter and this 4/20.

Very interesting submission, showing off a bit of a two faces look while revealing everything below. I’m glad the theme struck a chord with you and inspired some self reflection. I hope your shave went smoothly, and thanks for sharing your submission. 

I love the timing of this week’s theme, I’ve been quite introspective lately and this theme has given me yet another chance for my own reflection. My two halves may tug for control but I will guide my own course. 

Thank you for a great blog and I hope you’re enjoying your Easter and this 4/20.

Very interesting submission, showing off a bit of a two faces look while revealing everything below. I’m glad the theme struck a chord with you and inspired some self reflection. I hope your shave went smoothly, and thanks for sharing your submission. 


Reflection is tough. Self reflection, more often than not, can turn into self deflection, when we refuse to look, or only askance, at a part of ourselves. This is my closet door, not too heavy a metaphor, but enough to suggest that I know I keep things hidden, guarded, from myself. Every now and then I allow myself a peek …

I’m not sure what you’re hinting at but I think you’ve created a great concept of capturing your reflection in your closet door. And I think seeing the hanging lights besides you really adds a nice romantic touch to the photo. I like the serious expression that you captured on your face as well. Thanks for the submission. 

Reflection is tough. Self reflection, more often than not, can turn into self deflection, when we refuse to look, or only askance, at a part of ourselves. This is my closet door, not too heavy a metaphor, but enough to suggest that I know I keep things hidden, guarded, from myself. Every now and then I allow myself a peek …

I’m not sure what you’re hinting at but I think you’ve created a great concept of capturing your reflection in your closet door. And I think seeing the hanging lights besides you really adds a nice romantic touch to the photo. I like the serious expression that you captured on your face as well. Thanks for the submission. 


The cowboy side of me…

A rope em and smoke em kind of cowboy, make sure you’re careful with those weapons of yours and thanks for dressing up and showing off.

The cowboy side of me…

A rope em and smoke em kind of cowboy, make sure you’re careful with those weapons of yours and thanks for dressing up and showing off.


Dear Ninja and Trouble, 
This will be our first submission to you. R and I have loved the photos on your blog for quite a while now and finally struck up the nerve to submit a little something. I can admit that your blog has taught me to love my body and to never be ashamed of my sexuality. These lessons have made my sex life with R that much more fulfilling especially when I speak up about what it is I want. This week, I decided to submit to the blog and here we are. 
Our first photo was inspired by this couple’s submission maybe a week or two back. We felt kind of nostalgic simply upon seeing their skin tones and when we read their write up, we knew exactly how they felt. We also know the feeling of being in a long distance relationship but with the addition of rigorous college courses we rarely have the time to communicate when we aren’t together.This weekend though, we found some time to be together, enjoy each other’s body and snap a few pictures. However, we realized how difficult it was to take photos when you’re so caught in the moment, thus our second photo. As you can see, R had to take the reigns because I was too busy trying not to wake the neighbors.
Either way, thank you both and all of your other submitters for being such an inspiration to us,
Nik&R

This is special, I’m always so happy to read about the process of inspiration that happens from submissions. I’m sure that couple will be thrilled to read they were able to connect with you two and every one is lucky to get to see the results. Seeing the NN shirt and bracelet only really makes this submission a total package. Thank you so much for sharing your honest and intimacy with us. 

Dear Ninja and Trouble, 

This will be our first submission to you. R and I have loved the photos on your blog for quite a while now and finally struck up the nerve to submit a little something. I can admit that your blog has taught me to love my body and to never be ashamed of my sexuality. These lessons have made my sex life with R that much more fulfilling especially when I speak up about what it is I want. This week, I decided to submit to the blog and here we are. 

Our first photo was inspired by this couple’s submission maybe a week or two back. We felt kind of nostalgic simply upon seeing their skin tones and when we read their write up, we knew exactly how they felt. We also know the feeling of being in a long distance relationship but with the addition of rigorous college courses we rarely have the time to communicate when we aren’t together.This weekend though, we found some time to be together, enjoy each other’s body and snap a few pictures. However, we realized how difficult it was to take photos when you’re so caught in the moment, thus our second photo. As you can see, R had to take the reigns because I was too busy trying not to wake the neighbors.

Either way, thank you both and all of your other submitters for being such an inspiration to us,

Nik&R

This is special, I’m always so happy to read about the process of inspiration that happens from submissions. I’m sure that couple will be thrilled to read they were able to connect with you two and every one is lucky to get to see the results. Seeing the NN shirt and bracelet only really makes this submission a total package. Thank you so much for sharing your honest and intimacy with us. 


Blue
The last article of clothing slowly slipping off my body
Blue
My veins bursting with pleasure from a wishful touch
Blue
The sea of blankets I drown myself in with liberation and frustration
Blue
My cold breath’s color in the absence of yours
Blue
The feeling I’m left with
without you.

We don’t get poems too often so two in one week is rare. I’m sure many ninjas will be happy to see and read these. Thanks for sharing.

Blue

The last article of clothing slowly slipping off my body

Blue

My veins bursting with pleasure from a wishful touch

Blue

The sea of blankets I drown myself in with liberation and frustration

Blue

My cold breath’s color in the absence of yours

Blue

The feeling I’m left with

without you.

We don’t get poems too often so two in one week is rare. I’m sure many ninjas will be happy to see and read these. Thanks for sharing.

Dear Ninja and Trouble,
There’s a girl at my university who looks very familiar to me, I’m almost sure I’ve seen her somewhere on here, or at least I think I have, I’m very tempted to ask her if she submits to your blog or has a secret internet identity but I have no idea how to approach her about it. Can you help me out please?
Also, here’s the first picture of my butt on the internet :) - mr-extraordinarypositivity.tumblr.com

I can only help you so much and by posting your submission hopefully this lady will find some similarities to a boy she sees at school and you’ll both be wondering who is who. You might have to show off your butt in school for her to really find you though. I’d also suggest getting an NN bracelet or stickers and see how she reacts when she sees it. Good luck, I hope you make a new friend. 

Dear Ninja and Trouble,

There’s a girl at my university who looks very familiar to me, I’m almost sure I’ve seen her somewhere on here, or at least I think I have, I’m very tempted to ask her if she submits to your blog or has a secret internet identity but I have no idea how to approach her about it. Can you help me out please?

Also, here’s the first picture of my butt on the internet :) - mr-extraordinarypositivity.tumblr.com

I can only help you so much and by posting your submission hopefully this lady will find some similarities to a boy she sees at school and you’ll both be wondering who is who. You might have to show off your butt in school for her to really find you though. I’d also suggest getting an NN bracelet or stickers and see how she reacts when she sees it. Good luck, I hope you make a new friend. 


Wandering through the spiritual vast majestic wonder of Joshua Tree can’t be complete without getting naked among those gorgeous old stones. 

This looks more like a movie poster than a submission, very great job. Thanks for sharing skills and a part of your adventure with us. 

Wandering through the spiritual vast majestic wonder of Joshua Tree can’t be complete without getting naked among those gorgeous old stones. 

This looks more like a movie poster than a submission, very great job. Thanks for sharing skills and a part of your adventure with us. 


I’ve felt like this for awhile now

It’s good to have habits that help us pass the time, sometimes all we need is a bath, or a smoke or some stretches. Looks like you’re enjoying two at the time time. That can make for an even better experience and thanks for the submission. 

I’ve felt like this for awhile now

It’s good to have habits that help us pass the time, sometimes all we need is a bath, or a smoke or some stretches. Looks like you’re enjoying two at the time time. That can make for an even better experience and thanks for the submission. 


Happy Sunday Ninja…
The next submission I’d planned was actually supposed to have been yoga-related, but I haven’t had the chance to shoot it yet.  Figured I might as well shoot something on the fly for submission…
I can’t say enough about the change that yoga has brought to my life.  I had never been truly in touch with my body before I started practicing, and I feel so much more comfortable in my skin now.  It’s brought grace and agility to all of my movement, and everything that is said about how it improves your strength and balance is true.    I’ve been working on my scorpion pose for a while now, and it’s always improving.   Perhaps one of these days my toes will touch my head.
nightcourt

I say all the time about how submissions are about creativity and effort and I think this guy put more than enough into his submission. You’ve pulled off a very difficult pose and with nice form, and the candle light is adorable. Thanks for sharing your yoga today. 

Happy Sunday Ninja…

The next submission I’d planned was actually supposed to have been yoga-related, but I haven’t had the chance to shoot it yet.  Figured I might as well shoot something on the fly for submission…

I can’t say enough about the change that yoga has brought to my life.  I had never been truly in touch with my body before I started practicing, and I feel so much more comfortable in my skin now.  It’s brought grace and agility to all of my movement, and everything that is said about how it improves your strength and balance is true.    I’ve been working on my scorpion pose for a while now, and it’s always improving.   Perhaps one of these days my toes will touch my head.

nightcourt

I say all the time about how submissions are about creativity and effort and I think this guy put more than enough into his submission. You’ve pulled off a very difficult pose and with nice form, and the candle light is adorable. Thanks for sharing your yoga today. 


I think I’m going through another black and white kick. They always seem to make the focus better on the subject, while your mind fills in the gaps and adds color if it wants to. Nothing really super profound to say unfortunately. It’s just been a chill day! YakityYakYall

Black and white is a very easy way to make a simple photo seem more artistic, but it’s an old trick that still works. I think it’s great to see how hairy your arms and legs are, the black and white makes the hair even more defined I think. So thanks for showing off and sharing. 

I think I’m going through another black and white kick. They always seem to make the focus better on the subject, while your mind fills in the gaps and adds color if it wants to. Nothing really super profound to say unfortunately. It’s just been a chill day! 

YakityYakYall

Black and white is a very easy way to make a simple photo seem more artistic, but it’s an old trick that still works. I think it’s great to see how hairy your arms and legs are, the black and white makes the hair even more defined I think. So thanks for showing off and sharing. 


Loved this theme! I started practicing yoga about 6 months ago and it is one of my new passions so I felt compelled to submit a photo. Thanks for having such a great blog! 

You’re welcome, thanks for contributing to it. Without ninjas like you sharing their beautiful photos NN would not be what it is. Amazing to see you pull this pose off after only 6 months, great work you should be proud. 

Loved this theme! I started practicing yoga about 6 months ago and it is one of my new passions so I felt compelled to submit a photo. Thanks for having such a great blog! 

You’re welcome, thanks for contributing to it. Without ninjas like you sharing their beautiful photos NN would not be what it is. Amazing to see you pull this pose off after only 6 months, great work you should be proud. 


Hello ninjas,
I honestly tried to be more creative with this week’s SS, but I’m a tall guy in a small apartment, and this was the only way for my body to fit in both the space and the viewfinder. I do, however, think it’s interesting how my left leg seems to dissapear. ‘Pigeon pose’ is one of my favorites - it feels wonderful for you hips and outer thighs, and is great if you spend a lot of time in a chair working at a desk.

You did a great job considering your restrictions, I don’t think anyone would have thought you were limited by seeing this submission. Your posture is poised and perfect, it’s beautiful to see the definition in your arms, chest and neck. Pigeon pose is one of my favorites as well, especially in hot yoga I find it causes the sweat to pour out of my body. Thanks for the submission. 

Hello ninjas,

I honestly tried to be more creative with this week’s SS, but I’m a tall guy in a small apartment, and this was the only way for my body to fit in both the space and the viewfinder. I do, however, think it’s interesting how my left leg seems to dissapear. ‘Pigeon pose’ is one of my favorites - it feels wonderful for you hips and outer thighs, and is great if you spend a lot of time in a chair working at a desk.
You did a great job considering your restrictions, I don’t think anyone would have thought you were limited by seeing this submission. Your posture is poised and perfect, it’s beautiful to see the definition in your arms, chest and neck. Pigeon pose is one of my favorites as well, especially in hot yoga I find it causes the sweat to pour out of my body. Thanks for the submission. 

Happy Sunday Ninja & Trouble!  Sometimes with everything going on in our lives, My Sweet Love and I need to be reminded to relax a little and remember what’s important, which makes your theme suggestion that much more welcome today.  Being with her makes me incredibly happy, but sometimes even I need a reminder of how lucky I truly am.  Thank you for making me relax today, because once I do that I think of her, and then the contented smile on my face makes it totally apparent that my life is perfect only because of the love I share. <3
Thank you, I hope you’re enjoying your weekend, InLove

It looks like today’s theme has helped out a lot of people, and seeing everyone stretch and pose is making me want to do it too. It’s great to know you’ve found a partner that means so much to you, and it’s good you’re still having time to focus on your body and see the importance of yourself. Thanks for the beautiful photograph. 

Happy Sunday Ninja & Trouble!  Sometimes with everything going on in our lives, My Sweet Love and I need to be reminded to relax a little and remember what’s important, which makes your theme suggestion that much more welcome today.  Being with her makes me incredibly happy, but sometimes even I need a reminder of how lucky I truly am.  Thank you for making me relax today, because once I do that I think of her, and then the contented smile on my face makes it totally apparent that my life is perfect only because of the love I share. <3

Thank you, I hope you’re enjoying your weekend, InLove

It looks like today’s theme has helped out a lot of people, and seeing everyone stretch and pose is making me want to do it too. It’s great to know you’ve found a partner that means so much to you, and it’s good you’re still having time to focus on your body and see the importance of yourself. Thanks for the beautiful photograph.