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© Sarina Gito
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UploadedFebruary 4, 2011
TakenJanuary 20, 2011
ModelCanon EOS 40D
Exposure1/50 sec at f/13
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length19 mm

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Another self portrait for my 365. =) I promised myself to be more adventurous with the 'full body' type pics..I think i'm getting the hang of exuding this certain confidence one needs to have to get the right image. yay me. *pats self on back* i am quite proud of this one =) and no it is not photoshopped ..just retouched..i am actually in a closet =)

so about this portrait.. i threw on my lil tiger print bra (u will see the details in another shot) ..some wicked shiny heels ..and decided hmm let's try this full body thing.....an hour and lighting set up later....this is my result..(one image of many to come) I personally consider this one of my best self portraits.
I love it.
and the caption is very true ..i am daring..to be daring..=) I promised myself in late 2010 that i would produce more self portraits including my entire body..as I was and still am quite insecure about showing myself this way. IT's not just a self portrait to me..it's a challenge..a risk..to see myself as a grown woman and as a sexy one at that.
I once had a very very low self esteem due to some incidents in the past including a very mentally and verbally abusive ex boyfriend..and i am still a tad bit traumatized today ..but i am slowly ..escaping from that idea ..slowly venturing out into this world of security and self. I have my other half, Maurice, to thank for that.

I sometimes wonder why it took me so long (7 years) but this process...it's a slow one..the damage is done in a few minutes..recovery takes years ..obviously. I also believe that there is a time and a place..for everything..and moments are nowhere near excluded from that concept.

Self Exploration....it is bitter sweet..but i do love it when i use it creatively and produce an image i can be proud of =)

Full Blog Entry: http://sarinagito.wordpress.com/2011/01/20/dare-to-be/

25 responses

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles said (4 Feb 2011):

    Very beautiful shot. Well done. The light is perfect and the theme is treated with delicacy and boldness at the same time. Bittersweet? No. It is always sweet. Scary at times like a roller coaster ride, but always fun and good.
    Keep it up

  • ajtiM

    ajtiM (Deleted) said (5 Feb 2011):

    the light is perfect...great image! my vote.

  • sandeep mishra

    sandeep mishra gave props (6 Feb 2011):

    great shot

  • Tara Moreau

    Tara Moreau gave props (7 Feb 2011):

    awesome shot!!! you are truely a beautiful woman! voted & favorited :-)

  • alinonblogger

    alinonblogger said (7 Feb 2011):


  • Jim A

    Jim A gave props (17 Feb 2011):

    Be proud, its a beautiful shot!

  • Neil Woo

    Neil Woo said (20 Feb 2011):

    love the lighting well done,voted

  • Peterson, Dave Peterson

    Peterson, Dave Peterson gave props (9 Mar 2011):

    Unique, Great Shot & Yes!!

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (13 Mar 2011):

    Nice,my vote!

  • Marcus Bello

    Marcus Bello gave props (23 Mar 2011):

    How lucky are we. You are classic beautiful.

  • yonni rustandi

    yonni rustandi said (24 Mar 2011):


  • Grég Soss

    Grég Soss gave props (13 Apr 2011):

    Ayayaii ce trés jolie photo.

  • Sarina Gito

    Sarina Gito said (15 Apr 2011):

    Thank you so much for all your comments... i'm still a bit new to JPG ..if anyone knows how to reply directly to specific comments please..inbox me =) thanks

  • Alfio Finocchiaro

    Alfio Finocchiaro gave props (15 Apr 2011):

    Beautiful portrait :) my vote

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (15 Apr 2011):

    Sensuous! Gets my vote!

  • Gaurav Ray

    Gaurav Ray gave props (16 Apr 2011):

    good shot...

  • Min Chai Liu

    Min Chai Liu gave props (18 Apr 2011):

    Very impressive work.. I applaud your effort.. You are doing a great work

  • Mato P

    Mato P gave props (6 May 2011):

    great work

  • joe navin

    joe navin said (6 May 2011):

    Great shot! Voted.

  • David Baker

    David Baker gave props (7 May 2011):

    YAH............This shot ROCKS!!!!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!Got my vote!

  • Adriana Castellanos

    Adriana Castellanos said (9 May 2011):


  • Amit Sihag

    Amit Sihag said (9 May 2011):

    beautiful :)

  • Sarina Gito

    Sarina Gito said (18 May 2011):

    thank u all so much for the comments =) and the votes!!! =) X

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (19 May 2011):

    Great for the theme -- marvelous photo! Voted!

  • Patisfaction Strüwer

    Patisfaction Strüwer gave props (24 May 2011):

    cum out 2 play u sweet n sexy closet girrl! :: voted x

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