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Self Portrait in Barn Window
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Self Portrait in Barn Window
Self Portrait in Barn Window
As some of you know, my hard drive died and I've lost a lot of data. I've still got the drive and hope to retrieve it's data. If I can recover the data, I will paste it in later. I took this picture at the farm where I get eggs, at Moyers corners in Baldwinsville, NY. I layered another picture I took of of myself underneath and the erased the window with a low opacity eraser in PS. CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners and finalists, I'm sorry I've so far been unable to congratulate you personally! Happy Birthday Leanne Boyd.
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ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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    Wonderful SP Mary!!!
Great composition and textures!!!

9/29/2005 1:04:07 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Great work, Mary! I'm sorry to hear about your hard drive, I feel your pain! I did a similar IR pix earlier, but it was me a wee bit younger, LOL!

9/29/2005 1:47:48 PM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Sorry about your hd and birthday wishes to Leanne...beautiful other worldly image to mark the day! Wow!

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9/29/2005 1:58:26 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Wonderful work and image, Mary!! Very well done indeed!! Sorry about your hd, hope you can retrieve the data!!

9/29/2005 2:32:08 PM

 
Claudette Foote
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Wow I love it .. so creative...
love that window
awesome unique selfportrait.
WELL DONE!

9/29/2005 3:16:09 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Creative self portrait Mary. So well done with the two images. I hope you will be able to recover your data!

9/29/2005 3:17:13 PM

 
Melissa A. Mannon
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very clever! I love this image. My computer died this week too! Very frustrating! I hope that you didn't lose too much.

9/29/2005 5:04:35 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Fantastic capture Mary. Love the effect. Good luck with your hard drive. Seems like a lot of people having trouble. I'm getting ready to have a new one put in soon. Mine has been acting up.

9/29/2005 7:54:11 PM

 
Roxanne M. Bubar
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Very creative SP of you, Mary. So sorry to hear that you are having problems with your computer. Mine lately has had a mind of it's own, driving me crazy.LOL

9/30/2005 4:18:54 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Very cool Mary..well done!!

9/30/2005 8:45:02 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Interesting and original. Good luck with your drive. I know how frustrating that can be from experiencs. I now do lots of back up to disks. Anyway, well done!!

9/30/2005 12:43:40 PM

 
Sandra Freyler
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Very unique shot! Wonderful image!

9/30/2005 9:37:58 PM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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I like the oldness, and texture of this shot, Mary! Also thankyou for your greeting!

9/30/2005 10:11:55 PM

 
Jill Odice
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You did such a beautiful job with SP mary. It really looks like you looking out the window :-) I had my 10 year old computer die awhile back and it was very nerve wracking for the first week, trying to set up my new one the way I was used to and transfering stuff from the old to the new...Once you get it all figured out you can celebrate!

10/4/2005 12:21:59 AM

 
Goshka G.
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Wonderful idea and beautiful result!!

10/6/2005 12:41:58 PM

 
Lani T. Broadbent
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Fabulous creative self-portrait, Mary! Outstanding photo editing in PS! Sorry to hear about your hard drive!

10/7/2005 9:59:41 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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CONGRATULATIONS, Mary, on this FINALIST and best of luck to you in the next round!! Hope this makes up a little for your HD crash!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan

10/21/2005 12:52:27 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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BRILLIANT Mary!! Congratulations!

10/21/2005 1:54:00 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Congratulations Mary !!!!!

10/21/2005 4:19:20 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on a well deserved finalist and good luck in the next
round Mary

10/21/2005 5:19:03 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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Thank you Adilson, Deborah, Candice, Jenny, Claudette, Jill, Melissa, Kay, Roxanne, Shelly, Donna, Sandra, Leanne (and you're MORE than welcome!), Jill (I still can't access my old Hard Drive and ALL the files on it are lost or unavailable), Goshka, Lani, Stan, Kate (are you home yet?), Sylvia and DOnna for your attention, kind comments and congratulations! I really appreciate it!! Mary :-) :-) :-) (YEBA YEBA!)

10/21/2005 5:54:50 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Mary!! :)

10/21/2005 7:56:01 AM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Congratulations Mary!!!

10/21/2005 8:19:28 AM

 
Dorann Weber
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Conratulations Mary! Wonderful photo...

10/21/2005 8:23:19 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Wonderful wonderful!!! Congratulations!

10/21/2005 8:38:56 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Mary, on your wonderful finalist!

10/21/2005 9:27:39 AM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Congratulations for your wonderful finalist and good luck in the next round!

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10/21/2005 9:51:19 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Congratulations, Mary - best of luck with your outstanding and creative finalist!

10/21/2005 11:25:00 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Congratulations, Mary!!!!

10/21/2005 12:15:47 PM

 
Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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Congratulations Mary!,
Amalia

10/21/2005 12:22:13 PM

 
Ermanno Radice
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Congratulations on this well deserving finalist Mary !
Good luck for the next round!!!

10/21/2005 1:01:35 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Beautiful..best wishes in the next round!

10/21/2005 3:38:33 PM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Congratulations, Mary. Very well done.

10/21/2005 5:09:10 PM

 
Melissa A. Mannon
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congratulations Mary! well deserved!

10/21/2005 5:38:02 PM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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Thank you Jenny, Adilson, Dorann, Gail, Terry, Candice, Deborah, Rakesh, Amalia, Ermanno, Shelly, and Roanald for your congratulations and kind words of encouragement. Mary :-)

10/21/2005 5:41:33 PM

 
Rhonda Smith
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This is a great shot Mary..the textures and all.. and I love how you added your image in there.. Awesome!! Congrats! I hope you get your hard drive up and running soon... :~)

10/21/2005 6:45:26 PM

 

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Wow! Absolutely gorgeous Mary, love the shot!
Congratulations on this beautiful finalist!

10/22/2005 2:50:36 AM

 
Keith L. Clayton
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Fantastic image - Congrats on the win as you deserve it!

10/22/2005 5:32:49 AM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations, Mary!

Cathy :)

10/22/2005 11:49:31 AM

 
Dan McConoughey
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Love the effect Mary. Congrats on your finalist. It is well deserved for your skills here.

10/23/2005 5:41:22 PM

 
Tracy Reehal
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Outstanding ps work, Mary. Something about this photo is just...amazing. The colors, composition, softness...everything! Congrats!

10/25/2005 4:12:37 AM

 
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Mary,

This is a great concept and you've executed it wonderfully. The colors and textures are amazing and your face just adds strength to the shot. Timeless and captivating. Awesome PS work on this one.

Best,
Rachel

11/2/2005 1:53:24 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Oh, my goodness, Mary! This is absolutely WONDERFUL! It is a well deserved winner!

11/27/2005 6:13:55 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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WELL SHOOT! I missed this one! Belated congratulations!

1/21/2006 6:50:07 PM

 
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Well first off Mary Congratulations on this finalist. I to missed this one.

This is one of the best self-portrait ideas I have seen. Great PS work. :o)

1/27/2006 10:08:40 AM

 
Keith L. Clayton
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So creative! Congrats on your recognition!

1/27/2006 2:22:57 PM

 
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Mary, great job on this! It looks great, & congratulations!

1/29/2006 1:42:59 PM

 
Nan Fischer
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nice self-portrait, mary! I love the old building, too. there is a ghostly feel to the whole thing, but I don't know whether or not that was intentional. i'm impressed with your ps skills. i'm a veritable beginner...

2/4/2006 8:50:17 AM

 
Jill M. Flusemann
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What a compelling image! Nicely done!

2/15/2006 10:38:23 AM

 
Johnny  Santoso
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Excellent capture Mary, great composition,color and love the textures, very creative self photo.Big Congratulations for Finalist.
Kind regards,

2/15/2006 9:34:13 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Browsing through your gallery and enjoying all you work immensely! This one is so outstanding, I just had to comment! Love this shot!

4/10/2006 6:43:32 PM

 
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SO COOL Mary! Love the framing here!!

7/30/2006 4:04:15 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Magic photo. You are so creative!

12/14/2006 2:39:55 PM

 
Ron Roberts
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VERY NICE VERY CREATIVE...RON...

2/28/2007 1:22:00 PM

 
Jennifer A. Lambert
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I KNOW I am WAY LATE..but this is a FABULOUS photo...I just HAD to tell you how GREAT I thought it was !! You have some wonderful photo's here...GREAT JOB !!
Blessings, Jenny

8/20/2007 12:39:44 PM

 
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