Chastity Abbott 7/25/2006 7:04:40 PM

Love the eye contact, and the softness from this portrait! Good job* #491203

Karolyn Munson 7/25/2006 7:15:43 PM

Thank you, Chastity! I really appreciate your comments! #3080980

Sharon C. Hinze 7/25/2006 9:11:24 PM

Terrific self what you've done in photoshop. S #3081386

Karolyn Munson 7/25/2006 9:19:52 PM

Thank you, Sharon!! I'm glad you liked it and took the time to comment! #3081410

Jen Lowrey 7/26/2006 3:42:28 AM

Beautiful done! Jen #3082543

Karolyn Munson 7/26/2006 7:20:52 AM

Thank you, Jen!! #3083746

Stacy L. Robertson 8/25/2006 7:41:17 PM

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! #3215547

Karolyn Munson 8/25/2006 7:46:55 PM

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! #3215554

Chastity Abbott 8/26/2006 1:14:46 PM

GIRL...........YOU GO!!!!!!!!! I AM SOOOOO FOR YOU!!!! OUTSTANDING IMAGE!!!! CONGRATS!!!! #3218563

Karolyn Munson 8/26/2006 1:18:44 PM

Thank you so much, Chastity! :D #3218610

Michael S. Swaffar 8/26/2006 1:24:00 PM

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! #3218667

Karolyn Munson 8/26/2006 1:38:59 PM

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! #3218792

Julie Robinson 8/26/2006 3:37:15 PM

Congrats on your wondeful finalist! #3220196

Graham Jones 8/26/2006 4:37:53 PM

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 #3220659

Karolyn Munson 8/26/2006 9:43:24 PM

Thank you, Julie and Graham! I'm so flattered by everyone's comments! #3223346

Jen Lowrey 8/27/2006 5:22:43 AM

Congrats! #3224925

Karolyn Munson 8/27/2006 11:10:09 AM

Thanks, Jen! #3226734

bob cornelison 8/27/2006 9:44:57 PM

Excellent work!
~:o) #3229706

Karolyn Munson 8/27/2006 9:49:32 PM

Thank you, Bob! #3229714

Carolyn Foster Spano 8/28/2006 5:06:41 AM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Karolyn. #3231237

Karolyn Munson 8/28/2006 5:50:58 AM

Thank you, Carolyn - good luck to you! #3231522

Ronald Balthazor 8/28/2006 6:27:46 AM

Congratulations, Karolyn. Great self portrait. And here, I thought, all the beautiful women were in South Dakota (my wife made me say that). #3231825

Karolyn Munson 8/28/2006 7:11:30 AM

Lol! Thank you, so much, Ronald! You have a wonderful gallery! #3232083

Sandy Stigliano 8/28/2006 3:42:15 PM

Congratulations on your win! #3235387

Karolyn Munson 8/28/2006 4:00:14 PM

Thank you!I'm so excited - it's my first (I've had a couple other finalists, but hadn't placed with them)! #3235466

Janine Russell 8/28/2006 6:39:50 PM

Karolyn, very nice self-portrait; great pose, lighting and effects; congratulations on your Second Place Win. #3236310

Karolyn Munson 8/28/2006 6:45:31 PM

Thank you so much, Janine! #3236338

Lynn Crawford 8/28/2006 7:18:00 PM

Beautiful self portrait, congrats on the Second Place Win, great Job :) #3236561

bob cornelison 8/28/2006 9:12:44 PM

Congrats again on this great self portrait!
~:O) #3236945

Karolyn Munson 8/28/2006 9:19:11 PM

Thank you, Bob! I really am thrilled! #3236961

Prakasit Chartburut 8/30/2006 12:33:13 AM

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

Karolyn Munson 8/30/2006 6:53:01 AM

Thank you, very much, Prakasit! #3244053

RC Fritz 8/30/2006 10:05:57 AM

Great work, Karolyn. Congrats on your WIN! #3244975

Karolyn Munson 8/30/2006 10:15:31 AM

Thank you, RC! #3245025

Michelle Lea Guinn 8/30/2006 1:10:13 PM

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!!! #3245694

Karolyn Munson 8/30/2006 1:15:47 PM

Wow! Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! #3245716

Laura Stetser 8/31/2006 10:03:00 AM

Wow is right! Incredible photo to begin with and then to read that it's a self-portrait! Beautiful! Congrats on your win! :) #3250037

Karolyn Munson 8/31/2006 10:37:12 AM

Thank you so much, Laura! I really appreciate all the wonderful comments! #3250236

William F. Clair 8/31/2006 4:00:55 PM

Aweso0me presentation!!! Congratulations!!! #3251514

Karolyn Munson 8/31/2006 4:41:02 PM

Thank you, William! #3251627

Stacy L. Robertson 8/31/2006 5:20:39 PM

I'm sooo happy for you Karolyn..this is great work! Congrats many times over.. #3251723

Karolyn Munson 8/31/2006 5:59:57 PM

Thanks, Stacy! #3251881

Lalit M. Shahane 9/1/2006 1:19:46 PM

Wow ! just great.
congrats ! you did great job Karolyn. you deserve it #3255290

Karolyn Munson 9/4/2006 7:09:31 PM

Thank you, Lalit!! #3267049

Douglas Perry 9/5/2006 6:20:56 PM

Most certainly a winner. #3271287

Karolyn Munson 9/5/2006 7:48:15 PM

Thank you, Douglas! #3271667

Shelly A. Van Camp 9/12/2006 7:52:27 AM

Great job on SP...They are hard to do as I have done some as well..This is Beautiful!!! Congrats!! #3299848

Karolyn Munson 9/12/2006 8:07:01 AM

Thanks, Shelly! It is always a huge compliment to have good comments posted by someone with such a wonderful gallery and so many finalists! #3299920

Gary Lange 9/22/2006 10:32:42 AM

What a great shot, Karolyn!! I'm ashamed of myself, I missed this one completely. Wonderful work! #3345888

Karolyn Munson 9/22/2006 10:44:42 AM

Thanks, Gary! #3345929

Doug Gould 9/23/2006 5:27:07 PM

This is nothing short of art. I love what you've done here. Give us more. #3351502

Doug Gould 9/23/2006 5:35:46 PM

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. #3351523

Karolyn Munson 9/23/2006 6:20:29 PM

Thank you very much, Doug! I really appreciate your comments. I will be sure to look at your site. #3351650

Roger Fry 9/25/2006 11:38:46 PM

I'm in love - with the photograph, or the model ? - or both ? either way something is fabulous!
Rog #3361329

Karolyn Munson 9/26/2006 7:26:58 AM

:) Thank you very much, Roger!! I appreciate it as both the photographer and the model! lol. #3363345

Lynn Crawford 9/28/2006 7:24:45 AM

Great job on this 2nd place win Karolyn :) #3379456

Karolyn Munson 9/28/2006 1:07:02 PM

Thanks, Lynn!! I've got another one from the same set in the finalists for this month - so wish me luck! :) #3380953

Stacy L. Robertson 11/19/2006 5:10:58 PM

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. #3605450

Karolyn Munson 11/19/2006 5:18:49 PM

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! #3605469

Stacy L. Robertson 11/19/2006 5:33:23 PM

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. #3605494

Karolyn Munson 11/20/2006 7:18:04 AM

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! #3607841

Stacy L. Robertson 11/20/2006 12:13:22 PM

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. #3608944

Karolyn Munson 11/20/2006 12:18:50 PM

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! #3608965

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/20/2006 7:57:02 PM

Gorgeous portrait, impressive work. Congratulations!!! #3610306

Karolyn Munson 11/21/2006 7:14:27 AM

Thank you very much, Donna! I really appreciate you taking the time to comment. :) #3611901

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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.

Uploaded on 7/25/2006 4:33:49 PM All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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