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Sultry
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Another self portrait - I'm not conceited, really! lol. I used natural light through the window, mid afternoon, no flash setting. Used PSCS2 for some edits including a diffuse glow, color correction, and surface blur.
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Chastity Abbott
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    ****Beautiful****
Love the eye contact, and the softness from this portrait! Good job*

7/25/2006 7:04:40 PM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Thank you, Chastity! I really appreciate your comments!

7/25/2006 7:15:43 PM

 
Sharon  C. Hinze
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Terrific self portrait....love what you've done in photoshop. S

7/25/2006 9:11:24 PM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Thank you, Sharon!! I'm glad you liked it and took the time to comment!

7/25/2006 9:19:52 PM

 
Jen Lowrey
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Beautiful done! Jen

7/26/2006 3:42:28 AM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Thank you, Jen!!

7/26/2006 7:20:52 AM

 
Stacy L. Robertson
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Do you live anywhere near OHIO? we have got to get you in front of my camera! I would have a ball with your face. Wonderful bone structure and this portrait rocks!

8/25/2006 7:41:17 PM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Wow, I am so flattered! THANK YOU! I'm not real close to Ohio - I'm in western North Dakota. :P If for any reason we ever come down that way, I'll be sure to get a hold of you! lol. Thanks, again!

8/25/2006 7:46:55 PM

 
Chastity Abbott
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GIRL...........YOU GO!!!!!!!!! I AM SOOOOO FOR YOU!!!! OUTSTANDING IMAGE!!!! CONGRATS!!!!

8/26/2006 1:14:46 PM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Thank you so much, Chastity! :D

8/26/2006 1:18:44 PM

 
Michael S. Swaffar
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Huge congrats Karolyn!!!
It's one thing to have a finalist but quite another when you were the model and photograher.. Im so impressed!
You can model for me anytime.

I would love to see this win...
Good luck!

8/26/2006 1:24:00 PM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Thank you GREATLY, Michael! I really appreciate it! I would love to have you take my piture some day - you do marvelous work and your subjects ALWAYS look absolutely amazing. I am so flattered!

8/26/2006 1:38:59 PM

 
Julie Robinson
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Congrats on your wondeful finalist!

8/26/2006 3:37:15 PM

 
Graham Jones
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Karolyn, good work. You've reinforced the reason I DON'T do self-portraits. There are too many beautiful people around to bother trying to make myself look good :-) Fortunately for you you are one of those photogenic people and a great photographer to boot! Congrats on finalist.

regards, Graham

8/26/2006 4:37:53 PM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Thank you, Julie and Graham! I'm so flattered by everyone's comments!

8/26/2006 9:43:24 PM

 
Jen Lowrey
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Congrats!

8/27/2006 5:22:43 AM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Thanks, Jen!

8/27/2006 11:10:09 AM

 
bob cornelison
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Excellent work!
Congrats!
~:o)

8/27/2006 9:44:57 PM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Thank you, Bob!

8/27/2006 9:49:32 PM

 
Carolyn Foster Spano
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Congrats on this wonderful finalist Karolyn.

8/28/2006 5:06:41 AM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Thank you, Carolyn - good luck to you!

8/28/2006 5:50:58 AM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Congratulations, Karolyn. Great self portrait. And here, I thought, all the beautiful women were in South Dakota (my wife made me say that).

8/28/2006 6:27:46 AM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Lol! Thank you, so much, Ronald! You have a wonderful gallery!

8/28/2006 7:11:30 AM

 
Sandy Stigliano
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Congratulations on your win!

8/28/2006 3:42:15 PM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Thank you!I'm so excited - it's my first (I've had a couple other finalists, but hadn't placed with them)!

8/28/2006 4:00:14 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Karolyn, very nice self-portrait; great pose, lighting and effects; congratulations on your Second Place Win.

8/28/2006 6:39:50 PM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Thank you so much, Janine!

8/28/2006 6:45:31 PM

 
Lynn Crawford
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Beautiful self portrait, congrats on the Second Place Win, great Job :)

8/28/2006 7:18:00 PM

 
bob cornelison
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Congrats again on this great self portrait!
~:O)

8/28/2006 9:12:44 PM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Thank you, Bob! I really am thrilled!

8/28/2006 9:19:11 PM

 
Prakasit Chartburut
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OMG (OH My God)
You did a great job.

8/30/2006 12:33:13 AM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Thank you, very much, Prakasit!

8/30/2006 6:53:01 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Great work, Karolyn. Congrats on your WIN!

8/30/2006 10:05:57 AM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Thank you, RC!

8/30/2006 10:15:31 AM

 
Michelle Lea  Guinn
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Gorgeous portrait, Karolyn!!! Congratulations on your 2nd place win!! I was looking at this for the longest time....trying to figure out who you look like....then it came to me.... LeAnn Rimes!!!

8/30/2006 1:10:13 PM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Wow! Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!

8/30/2006 1:15:47 PM

 
Laura Stetser
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Wow is right! Incredible photo to begin with and then to read that it's a self-portrait! Beautiful! Congrats on your win! :)

8/31/2006 10:03:00 AM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Thank you so much, Laura! I really appreciate all the wonderful comments!

8/31/2006 10:37:12 AM

 
William F. Clair
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Aweso0me presentation!!! Congratulations!!!

8/31/2006 4:00:55 PM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Thank you, William!

8/31/2006 4:41:02 PM

 
Stacy L. Robertson
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I'm sooo happy for you Karolyn..this is great work! Congrats many times over..

8/31/2006 5:20:39 PM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Thanks, Stacy!

8/31/2006 5:59:57 PM

 
Lalit M. Shahane
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Wow ! just great.
congrats ! you did great job Karolyn. you deserve it

9/1/2006 1:19:46 PM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Thank you, Lalit!!

9/4/2006 7:09:31 PM

 
Douglas Perry
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Most certainly a winner.

9/5/2006 6:20:56 PM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Thank you, Douglas!

9/5/2006 7:48:15 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Great job on SP...They are hard to do as I have done some as well..This is Beautiful!!! Congrats!!

9/12/2006 7:52:27 AM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Thanks, Shelly! It is always a huge compliment to have good comments posted by someone with such a wonderful gallery and so many finalists!

9/12/2006 8:07:01 AM

 
Gary Lange
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What a great shot, Karolyn!! I'm ashamed of myself, I missed this one completely. Wonderful work!

9/22/2006 10:32:42 AM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Thanks, Gary!

9/22/2006 10:44:42 AM

 
Doug  Gould

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This is nothing short of art. I love what you've done here. Give us more.

9/23/2006 5:27:07 PM

 
Doug Gould
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Just a short note. My original comments were made before I knew it was a self portrait. btw... my personal gallery info is not appearing for some reason. Check out my site for something different. I live in Baja and just love it. http://bajawild.net

9/23/2006 5:35:46 PM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Thank you very much, Doug! I really appreciate your comments. I will be sure to look at your site.

9/23/2006 6:20:29 PM

 
Roger Fry
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I'm in love - with the photograph, or the model ? - or both ? either way something is fabulous!
Rog

9/25/2006 11:38:46 PM

 
Karolyn Munson
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:) Thank you very much, Roger!! I appreciate it as both the photographer and the model! lol.

9/26/2006 7:26:58 AM

 
Lynn Crawford
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Great job on this 2nd place win Karolyn :)

9/28/2006 7:24:45 AM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Thanks, Lynn!! I've got another one from the same set in the finalists for this month - so wish me luck! :)

9/28/2006 1:07:02 PM

 
Stacy L. Robertson
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Karolyn, I would like to know if I could possibly do a pencil sketch of this self-portrait. I love it so much and I think a drawing is in order for this one. Let me know if I could use this picture as a reference.

11/19/2006 5:10:58 PM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Stacy, I would be honored! I'm so excited to see it! You're an awesome artist, so I'm sure it'll be phenomenal. Thank you!

11/19/2006 5:18:49 PM

 
Stacy L. Robertson
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Great! When I finish it, I will definately post it as soon as possible, then I'm gonna mail you the original as a Christmas present.

11/19/2006 5:33:23 PM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Thank you so much, Stacy! I would really appreciate that! However, if you want to keep the original, I would buy a print from you!

11/20/2006 7:18:04 AM

 
Stacy L. Robertson
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Well, lets put it this way, if it looks like you and you like it, we will work something out. How about that? LOL. I hope it looks like you or I'll have to retire my pencils.

11/20/2006 12:13:22 PM

 
Karolyn Munson
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LOL! Judging by the other sketches I've seen, I'm not too worried about whether it will look like me or not! But, yeah, that sounds good!

11/20/2006 12:18:50 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Gorgeous portrait, impressive work. Congratulations!!!

11/20/2006 7:57:02 PM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Thank you very much, Donna! I really appreciate you taking the time to comment. :)

11/21/2006 7:14:27 AM

 
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