A slightly different post: Featuring a portfolio by Tatiana Mertsalova

357[967] In my browsing around the Web I came across a portfolio of pictures of beautiful ladies taken by Tatiana Mertsalova.

One of them featured heels.

I scrolled through the other 100 or so, but I did not find any more ladies in heels. However, there were a lot of beautiful pictures of women that Tatiana Mertsalova has taken and I thought I would share some of them.

If you have ten minutes to kill then you could do worse than scrolling through Tatiana Mertsalova's portfolio. You can find it here.

Ladies, I beg of you to wear your heels more

356[966] Life goes quickly, especially the magical years between 18 and 30. So ladies, don't put off wearing your sexy heels. Find every opportunity you can to flaunt your amplified sexiness in cock teasing heels. Don't get to your 30s when the power of wearing heels starts to decline and then wish you had worn heels a bit more often.

Instead of finding reasons not to wear your heels, find reason to wear them. To delight your hubby or boyfriend. To look and feel amazing. To soak up that aura of sexuality and sexual confidence. To get that look from passing men as they spot you in heels and take that second and third look at your legs, butt, and boobs. Knowing that as they walk past they are almost certainly going to try and catch a backwards look as well; not being able to resist because of the 'heels effect' on you body.

You don't need to wear 5" heels to get the desired effect. Research shows that even just a 3" foot-fall shoe will firm you legs, lift your butt, and curve you back to enhance the lift of your boobs. Personally I think a foot-fall of 4" is perfect, but I do agree that even 3" or even lower around 2" still catches my interest.

And don't wait until you are going 'somewhere special' in order to wear your exciters. If you wear heels then where ever you are going is special. Wear them. Look amazing. Feel sexy and confident.

Finally, heels go with anything. Absolutely anything. Jeans. Shorts. Skirts. Bikini. Naked. Anything.

Don't get to 35 and find yourself looking sadly at your collection of butt enhancing heels and then wishing you had found more reasons to flaunt your full sexiness in them.

Images seem to be getting lower in resolution

355[965] As I am sort of getting back into posting on my site, and as I look around at the various other high heels sites, it seems to me that the images being posted are dropping in size and/or resolution. I am not too sure why this would be the case.

One theory might be that most picture sites, such as Instagram and Facebook (and possibly Tumblr and WordPress), reduce the size and/or increase the compression of your posted images as you post them if they are considered too big. They do this because storage costs them money and even by just dropping the resolution on your posted pictures by 20 percent can reduce the size of the saved image by as much as 50 percent.

Plus, if you have already saved you picture with compression, which you are doing if you save it as a JPG—whether you know it or not—then compression done again as you upload it is compression on top of the compression you have done.

As a general rule, sites where you upgrade to the paid Pro version offer an option to not automatically reduce the size or resolution of your posted images.

I know for sure that SquareSpace, where this site is hosted, does not play with the size and/or compression of your posted images.

But, whatever the reason, I am finding that a much higher percentage of pictures on the sites I have been using no longer have hi-resolution images posted.

Following are a few examples of current posts.

As copied from the source site, this post is only 533 pixels wide and the compression is 50 percent.


This one is 555 pixels wide and the compression is a whopping 70 percent.


As you can see from the image on the right, when the compression is so high you really cannot even increase the size of the image even as much as a quarter because the slightest interpolated increase in size will start to introduce fuzziness—because, the high compression has thrown away so much information about the picture.

The image at right was enlarged using On1 Fractal enlargement, which is about the best way there is of enlarging raster images.

So when images that are being posted are compressed this much then even the best tools for enlarging pictures cannot do a good job.

As a comparison, while the following image is only 600 pixels wide, but the compression is only 15 percent. You can even tell the compression is low just by looking at it. The detail is much more defined.


When the compression is relatively low, depending on the quality of the starting picture, you can easily double the size and not introduce too much fog or fuzziness.

The following double-size enlargement taken from the above picture is reasonably acceptable although you can see loss of detail happening in the hair and the pendant.


Checking Links: Checking "Heels Land"

354[964] Something I do from time to time is check that the links on my "High Heels Links" page are still working. Normally I just do them all at the one time and then update the page. But this time I thought I would check them one-by-one and do some posts from each of those links that is still working—if they have anything worth posting.

In this post I am checking Heels Land. For readers that have previously not visited Heels Land this is what their banner used to look like.


But I don't really need to check this link, because I know that status of Heels Land and it is with a degree of sadness that I report that the guys at Heels Land are no longer posting. They have shut up shot. Or, as we might say here is Australia, they have taken their bat and ball and gone home.

If you try the Heels Land link you will get this . . .


As it happens I did exchange a number of e-mails with the Heels Land people and they offered me their site content and link to take over. Had I done so I would somehow merged Heels Land with Addictedtoheels. But, at the time I was not posting myself and was not sure I was actually going to do any more posting. However, here I am, back working on the site.

After I turned them down they then attempted to raise some funding via the IndieGoGo fund raising site to try and fund a bigger more professional presence on the web. I posted about this fund raising here.

But the bottom line is that they are gone.

Heels Land was the first link ever entered into my list of high heels links.

Following are a few pictures I grabbed from the old Heels Land site in remembrance. These grabs actually go back to 2015.

I have updated my links page accordingly.

The next link I will be checking is "Crazy for High Heels" and, on the upside, that link is still alive.