The Coming of Age

© Carolyn Foster Spano

The Coming of Age

Chastity Abbott 10/31/2006 7:19:27 AM

Beautiful in every way! I love the flowinf dress laying ever so gently on the ground, her arms resting nicely on the velvet chair, the lighting as it accents her soft skin...the look from those gorgeous eyes...and your effects you applied to the stone wall....beautiful and so creative!!! A touch of elegance~ love this! #549054

Margie Hurwich 10/31/2006 7:20:35 AM

Wow, Carolyn! So incredibly beautiful and unique! Wonderful in every way. #3527892

Gary Lange 10/31/2006 7:41:49 AM

Excellent work, Carolyn! #3527959

Jeff Robinson 10/31/2006 8:58:33 AM

Outstanding work Carolyn! Jeff #3528196

Colette M. Metcalf 10/31/2006 3:12:58 PM

Wonderful image, Carolyn!! #3529314

Carla Metzler 10/31/2006 3:38:13 PM

Such a beautiful image, Carolyn! Wonderful work!! #3529356

Candy Avera 10/31/2006 4:57:44 PM

Cari - You just continue to amaze and inspire me. This is nothing short of perfection. #3529500

Kenneth Mucke 11/1/2006 4:08:25 AM

Oh My Cari...this is just amazing work...Your portrait creativity is above all else....I love everthing about this one...This is a real keeper...You better print this out before anything happens to it online...This is a SURE winner, #3531078

Pamela Shane 11/3/2006 11:07:48 AM

Stunning portrait work Cari! She is beautiful - love the lighting & effects. I agree - this has to be a winner!!!! :) #3542049

Michael Khoury 11/5/2006 2:10:04 PM

This is superb Cari !...
M #3549379

Carolyn Foster Spano 11/9/2006 10:18:58 AM

Thank you Chastity, Michael, Pam, Candy, Carla, Colette, Jeff, Gary and Margie. I appreciate the kind comments. (Sorry it took so long. I have had out of town guests) #3566455

Kenneth Mucke 11/9/2006 9:57:47 PM

You forgot me.....LOL #3568557

Carolyn Foster Spano 11/10/2006 5:11:42 AM

HA HA, I was ignoring you because you jinxed me with the "W" word!!! Thank you very much Ken. Do you feel better now? ;) #3569533

Kenneth Mucke 11/10/2006 5:18:59 AM

HA HA...very very better be a winner.... #3569587

Carolyn Foster Spano 11/10/2006 7:29:58 AM

[Shhhhhhhh];) #3570190

Elizabeth Beaudoin 11/13/2006 4:15:26 PM

This is absolutely beautiful Cari!!! I love everything about it! #3582959

Datha Y. Thompson 11/15/2006 6:27:48 AM

WOW!! GORGEOUS!! EXCELLENT!!! :0) #3589375

Carolyn Foster Spano 11/15/2006 6:49:22 AM

Thank you Datha and Elizabeth :) #3589453

Kenneth Mucke 12/29/2006 10:38:56 AM

PLEASEEEEEEE resubmit this one....I know it is a winner still #3752645

Carolyn Foster Spano 12/30/2006 8:37:47 AM

Oh my gosh Ken, you are such a nag. LOL ;) I actually think I may rework this one a bit and resubmit it. Thanks for the nudge! #3759557

Kenneth Mucke 1/7/2007 10:11:56 PM

So re work it already #3793638

Alisha L. Ekstrom 1/8/2007 3:54:52 PM

HOLEY have some SPLENDID images in your gallery! This is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! You have some GORGEOUS models...excellent skills...EVERYTHING is SUPERB!!! I'm in complete AWE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #3796942

Carolyn Foster Spano 1/8/2007 4:56:52 PM

Alisha, Thank you so much for your kind words. #3797102

Kenneth Mucke 1/8/2007 5:04:27 PM

Seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee #3797127

Carolyn Foster Spano 1/8/2007 5:06:00 PM

For Pete's sake. If it will get you off my back I will resubmit this thing. ;) #3797136

Kenneth Mucke 1/8/2007 5:08:03 PM


Alisha L. Ekstrom 1/8/2007 5:15:47 PM

haha...I'm sooo LMAO right now!!!...hehe TOO FUNNY!!!! #3797166

Carolyn Foster Spano 1/9/2007 7:50:18 AM

OK, I tried to work on this last night but it just isn't in me. I am not much of a do-over kind of person, so if it goes back in, it goes back in as is. LOL #3799772

Sylvia Rossler 2/24/2007 12:50:06 PM

Big congrats on your finalist Carolyn :O) #3983368

Crystal L. Craig 2/24/2007 1:31:02 PM

Absolutely beautiful portrait work Carolyn! A turning point to be treasured for always. And a huge congrats for making finalist! #3983808

Kenneth Mucke 2/24/2007 3:09:17 PM

I knew it...I knew it....WTG Cari..I am thrilled it finally got noticed #3984824

Denise M. Snyder 2/24/2007 5:17:50 PM

One of my personal favs Cari!!!! Sooooo happy to see it again! Yeah!!!! #3986060

Denise M. Snyder 2/24/2007 5:43:52 PM

Big congrats to you on this beauty! #3986263

Michael S. Swaffar 2/24/2007 10:07:43 PM

An amazing work of art, Carolyn. I love everything about it! Deserves Gold.
Best of Luck to ya. #3988517

Nadya Johnson 2/25/2007 8:47:53 AM

Carolyn, this is just magnificent!! Congratulations on this super-outstanding finalist and best of luck in the second round! #3991000

Jenny Bosmans 2/25/2007 11:01:45 AM

Congratulations on another beautiful finalist, Carolyn! :) #3992088

Datha Y. Thompson 2/25/2007 10:35:00 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Carolyn!!!! Love this WTG :0) #3995068

LENA U. FRIEDMAN 2/26/2007 1:01:34 AM

Just absolutely stunning and one of my favs from you! I don't know how you do it but I love your work! CONGRATS TO YOU!!!!!and good luck on the next round! #3995229

John V. Roscich 2/26/2007 1:00:03 PM

JOHN #3998025

Michael S. Swaffar 2/27/2007 12:34:17 PM

Huge Congrats Carolyn! I knew this was GOLD! #4002081

Donna W. Neal 2/27/2007 12:34:38 PM

Love your work. Congratulations! #4002084

Donna W. Neal 2/27/2007 12:36:58 PM

So glad to see this in the winners circle!
Big time congrats to you!! #4002102

Carla Metzler 2/27/2007 12:46:57 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Carolyn! #4002168

Teresa Norris 2/27/2007 12:56:37 PM

SO wonderful! Congratulations on a beautiful winner! #4002250

Laurence Saliba 2/27/2007 1:02:36 PM

Congratulations Carolyn!!! #4002316

Dr Silly 2/27/2007 1:03:27 PM

Congratulations on your win for this super image. :O)

Chastity Abbott 2/27/2007 1:30:07 PM

Look at you go!!!!!! So happy for you girl!!!! :) Huge congrats!!! #4002529

Ronald Balthazor 2/27/2007 1:50:22 PM

Congratulations, Carolyn, on this superb image. #4002735

Melissa G. Meiselman 2/27/2007 1:53:16 PM

Congratulations, Carolyn on this stunning first place winner!!! #4002767

Laurie Daily 2/27/2007 2:02:54 PM

Such a beautiful first place win, Carolyn. Congratulations to you! #4002849

Lavone Vannoy 2/27/2007 2:07:30 PM

YAY-YAY-YAY *Cari*!!!!! I am BEAMING with happiness for you girlfriend!!! Whoo-Hoo-BIG-TIME!!!!!!! :) #4002901

Nadya Johnson 2/27/2007 2:31:40 PM

One of my all time favorites Carolyn, and so deserving of the Gold! Congratulations on your sensational First Place Winner! #4003077

John V. Roscich 2/27/2007 2:37:23 PM

JOHN #4003101

Christopher Budny 2/27/2007 3:20:37 PM

Beautiful, subtle work... Congratulations on your First Place! #4003307

Megan p 2/27/2007 3:23:21 PM

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!! YAY!! wonderful Congratulations Cari!! I LOVE this series! #4003318

Denise M. Snyder 2/27/2007 3:36:41 PM

CARI!!!! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! I'm doing my happy dance - I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! You AND Nicole deserve big congrats on this winner!!! Wooo hooo!!! #4003392

Mick Burkey 2/27/2007 3:47:18 PM

Beautiful !! Congrats on the win. Superb job on this image, Carlolyn. #4003464

Jeff Robinson 2/27/2007 4:16:43 PM

Congrats Carolyn on this Wonderful 1st Place Win!! Very nice work!! Jeff #4003568

Carolyn Foster Spano 2/27/2007 4:24:16 PM

Thank you so very much everyone for the kind words. This couldn't have come at a better time. Thank you so much for your support. #4003605

Ronald F. Fischer 2/27/2007 4:45:51 PM

Congratulations on this awesome winner! #4003688

Kenneth Mucke 2/27/2007 4:52:41 PM

Hip Hip HORRAY!!!!!!!! I am so so happy for you Cari.....I know what this means to you....I could not be happier for you #4003723

LENA U. FRIEDMAN 2/27/2007 4:52:50 PM

I am soooooo tickled PINK for you!!!!!A beautiful winner and soooo well deserved!!! #4003724

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/27/2007 5:12:07 PM

This is amazing, great work!! A big congratulations on your win!! #4003815

Sharon King 2/27/2007 6:06:57 PM

Beautiful winning image, Congratulations Carolyn! #4004045

Dominick M. Dimacale 2/27/2007 6:32:07 PM

Congratulations Carolyn on your win...Dominick #4004195

Datha Y. Thompson 2/27/2007 7:41:03 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Carolyn on this Gorgeous WINNER!!!! :0) #4004626

Susan M. Hembree 2/27/2007 7:54:41 PM

What a stunning portrait, Carolyn! Congratulations on a well deserved 1st place win! #4004656

Nawfal J. Nur 2/28/2007 2:49:00 AM

Beautiful portrait, very soft, like the look. Congratulations! #4005203

Kay E. Mahoney 2/28/2007 4:14:15 AM

Congratulations on your first place winner:) #4005542

Hayley J. Hamlin 2/28/2007 4:59:42 AM

Huge Congrats on this 1st place winner....and sorry I missed it for finalist. Such a Gorgeous image!! #4005731

Petra Roth 2/28/2007 6:07:50 AM

Huge congratulations on this gorgeous winner Cari!!! I'm so happy for you :) #4006060

RC Fritz 2/28/2007 8:21:07 AM

GORGEOUS! Congratulations. Fantastic WINNER! #4006611

Jenny Bosmans 2/28/2007 8:23:34 AM

Congratulations on this super winner, Carolyn! :) #4006624

Cyn Valentine 2/28/2007 8:26:57 AM

Congratulations Carolyn..beautiful image!! #4006639

Elizabeth Beaudoin 2/28/2007 8:30:06 AM

Congratulations Carolyn! Absolutely gorgeous and so well deserved! :O) #4006664

Christy Nichols 2/28/2007 10:27:38 AM

Congrats on your win, Carolyn!! This is beautiful! #4007111

Julie Monacella 2/28/2007 12:48:59 PM

Cari, this is beautiful! Congrats on your win!!! #4007669

Janine Russell 2/28/2007 3:08:37 PM

Carolyn, congratulations on your First Place Win! #4008186

Crystal L. Craig 2/28/2007 6:09:48 PM

Congrats Carolyn! Well done :) #4008673

Sherry S. Boles 2/28/2007 8:10:25 PM

A beautiful work of art...and a well deserved win!!! Congrats, Cari! #4009141

Evy Johansen 2/28/2007 10:33:30 PM

Very beautiful!! Big congratulations on your most deserving win, Carolyn! #4009401

randy dannheim 3/1/2007 3:09:20 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful win! Carolyn #4012258

Carolyn Foster Spano 3/1/2007 4:25:25 PM

Thank you everyone, for all your kind words. #4012482

Bruce R. Jolley 3/1/2007 7:46:04 PM

Carolyn, congratulations on your First Place Win! #4013037

Nobu Nagase 3/3/2007 9:26:36 PM

Beautiful work and win, Congratulations! #4019193

annamarie ferguson 3/4/2007 5:32:26 AM

This is truly stunning and inspiring!!!!! #4019710

Patricia (Pat) C. Exum 3/5/2007 8:45:14 PM


This is such a beautiful image! Congratulations on your fist place!

Pat #4025606

Helen N. McHugh 3/6/2007 2:48:31 AM

Wow! Such a beautiful image,Carolyn! Congratulations on your well deserved win!! #4026014

Carolyn Foster Spano 3/6/2007 4:42:31 AM

Thank you all so much for the congrats. I really appreciate it! #4026373

Sherrye Nozaki 3/11/2007 1:50:23 PM

I just can't get over how beautiful this is, not to mention so creative. It's like it's in another era. Just an absolutely incredible piece of fine art.

Sherrye #4044314

Patrick R. McMullen 3/15/2007 5:40:38 PM

A beautiful shot! Love the softness and the model is really beautiful. Has alot of interest in the entire photo.
Pat #4059074

Carolyn Foster Spano 3/16/2007 4:14:56 AM

Thank you Sherrye &Patrick. #4060049

Ross Throndson 3/17/2007 2:51:39 AM

Belated Congratulations, Carolyn....Incredible Image...Congratulations on this Beautiful 1st Place Winner!!! #4063000

Carolyn Foster Spano 3/17/2007 6:59:24 AM

Thank you Ross. #4063608

Carolyn Foster Spano 3/17/2007 7:02:19 AM

Ken, I haven't publicly thanked you for this win. Without your encouragement and...ummm NAGGING I probably would not have resubmitted this photo. Thank you very much for believing in me and being the nudge I needed! #4063615

D. Wesley Davis 3/19/2007 4:01:09 PM

Absolute Art!! #4071928

Carolyn Foster Spano 3/19/2007 4:29:11 PM

Thank you Wesley. #4071983

Allison Gaulin 9/16/2007 4:11:34 PM

You amaze me, Cari!!! #4799735

Carolyn Foster Spano 9/17/2007 6:13:47 AM

And you Allison, amaze me! Thank you!:) #4802449

Candace T. Shelton 9/25/2007 3:06:23 PM

All of your photos are so magical! I love love love this one. It really is one of the best pictures I have ever seen! #4845446

paola A. Jofre 10/15/2007 4:25:19 PM

Congratulations Carolyn !! this is such a beautiful image !! WOW!! #4930496

Flavio Carnevale 2/5/2008 3:55:26 AM

Congratulations. Great image.
Flavio #5446004

Daniella Puente 4/4/2008 10:07:34 AM

FANTASTIC image +++++ #5743835

Jean E. Hildebrant 5/27/2008 8:27:12 AM

Stunning image! Beautifully composed and accomplished! A well deserved winner! #5983431

Sara Dunn 7/25/2008 6:33:53 PM

This is Wonderful! #6231507

Shelly A. Van Camp 11/19/2008 7:38:55 AM

Beautiful......Just stunning! #6774784

Susana Ms Heide 2/8/2009 11:41:07 AM

WOW!!! I think Chastity summarized it so well in the first comment! I agree and want to congratulate you on your WIN, Carolyn!!! It is a REMARKABLY OUTSTANDING portrait! A treasure for Nicole! #7142144

Krystal Ann Shea 7/28/2010 8:26:30 AM

You deserved First place! Congrats! #8791218

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Oct 06 Not only does Nicole graduate this school year, she has now turned 18. Natural light, Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens, Various effects applied in PS.

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