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October 20, 2012
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Canon
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Canon EOS 600D
Shutter Speed
1/800 second
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F/2.8
Focal Length
50 mm
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200
Date Taken
Aug 18, 2012, 2:48:35 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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This is Just the Beginning by Sarah-BK This is Just the Beginning by Sarah-BK
"Just because I'm losing, doesn't mean I'm lost;
Doesn't mean I'll stop."
- Coldplay


Thoughts and Insight
It's been a while since I've submitted a proper self portrait... this year was probably the year where I started regressing regarding weight balance and my self confidence and will to take photos of myself with it. Since I started University last year, I gained loads of weight (I've estimated about 10 kilos) and everyone I knew started to point it out; that's when I decided to make a move. Since August I've been going to the gym and as much as possible avoiding too much unhealthy stuff (mainly chocolate and sweets which in winter I tend to indulge in) and so far I've lost about 6 kilos :) However, my muscles feel stronger and my stamina is amazing me (from not being able to jog for more than 3 minutes, I can now jog for an hour and still be fine! Though here I must mention I discovered I was anaemic in June but that's been taken care of ;)) - that's something I really love and encourages me to continue to improve.

This is not the end of my journey though; a lot of models on here have inspired me and given me that extra kick to convince me that I can have a decent figure and defined face one day (I've never been considered thin... my BMI has and actually still states I'm in the overweight section of the scale) and I'm determined to continue exercising and looking and feeling better, and reach a healthy range :) My boyfriend ~Rixo013 has also joined in and supports me too on this journey which is only just the beginning :)


Description
This was edited using *lieveheersbeestje's Aged Actions which you can find at this [link]. I still had to touch up a little (I had to adjust the curves to lighten the darks which came out too dark for this photo) and such, but overall I loved the effect of this particular action and decided to give it a go, even though I usually prefer messing around with Photoshop myself because that's the only way I'll learn :)

Equipment
Canon EOS 600D
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
Post-processing in Adobe Photoshop CS5

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:iconlothrian:
Lothrian Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That is a beautiful picture :)
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Why thank you :blushes:
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Lothrian Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome :)
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hanimal60 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
:D
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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hanimal60 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
:hug: :)
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creativemikey Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Fabulous portrait and a real fine choice of music too:thumbsup:
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh thank you :heart:
Coldplay is one awesome band isn't it? :meow:
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:iconcreativemikey:
creativemikey Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Oh yeah, my favorite besides Pink Floyd
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
^^
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