© Erica Murphy


cheryl m. phillips 4/6/2007 7:33:07 AM

LOVE this one, Erica! what a happy face and I love the tones!
Nice job,
~cp #633053

Chastity Abbott 4/6/2007 7:37:18 AM

Gorgeous!!!!!! I love this!!! :) #4136499

Erica Murphy 4/6/2007 8:43:03 AM

Thank you Cheryl and Chastity!

Erica #4136800

Dominick M. Dimacale 4/6/2007 9:45:46 AM

This is a sure fire winner, lovely composition here Erica...Dominick #4136986

Stephanie D. Moon 4/6/2007 10:34:15 AM

beautiful portrait, Erica. #4137145

Erica Murphy 4/6/2007 1:40:56 PM

Thank you so much Dominick and Stephanie!

Erica #4137557

Sharon Seaward 4/6/2007 3:23:26 PM

What a wonderful shot! I love the tones also. #4137840

Lisa J. Boulden 4/6/2007 3:41:42 PM

Stunning!!! Wonderful use of selective color. #4137872

Christy Nichols 4/6/2007 9:11:01 PM

Oh wow, this is Gorgeous, Erica!!! #4138430

Anna Diederich 4/7/2007 12:30:50 AM

Wonderful shot Erica!! Love the post processing you did here. I'm guessing that we'll see this one again! #4138798

Erica Murphy 4/7/2007 9:46:44 AM

Thank you so much for the nice comments Sharon, Lisa, Christy, and Anna!! Much appreciated!

Erica #4140361

Kara L. Hendricks 7/11/2007 6:41:43 AM

Woohoo.. It is in the Editor's Picks!! Good luck!!! #4496352

Erica Murphy 7/11/2007 7:59:07 AM

BIG THANXS Kara!!! If it goes does well, I owe you! Thanks so much for suggesting this photo.

Erica #4496592

Mick Burkey 7/12/2007 12:16:23 PM

Beautiful portrait, Erica! Great pose and wonderful work on the colors and tone. #4501341

Amanda Chapman 7/13/2007 6:48:37 AM

saw this portrait in EFP!
I absolutely adore this image! #4504299

Erica Murphy 7/13/2007 9:31:00 AM

Thanks so much Mick and Amanda! I appreciate your comments very much!


Chastity Abbott 8/27/2007 12:51:12 PM

Beautiful conrgats!!!!!!!! :) #4705295

Heidi Brand 8/27/2007 1:44:28 PM

Beautiful and fun. Congratulations on another finalist. #4705819

Anna Diederich 8/27/2007 2:08:48 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Erica! #4706038

Regina L. Rickert 8/27/2007 5:16:25 PM

Congratulations on all of your gorgeous finalists, Erica! #4707725

Kara L. Hendricks 8/27/2007 5:53:21 PM

Well, here it is again...:) I love this!! I really hope to see GOLD under it... And not an EFP...:)

Congrats to you!!! #4708038

Erica Murphy 8/27/2007 6:02:31 PM

Thanks Chastity, Heidi, Anna, and Lexi and a big thanks to you Kara for suggesting this photo for the montly theme!

Erica #4708119

Terry L. Ellis 8/27/2007 8:06:36 PM

Congratulations again, Erica! Fabulous finalist! #4709210

Erica Murphy 8/27/2007 8:28:32 PM

Thank you Terry!

Erica #4709351

Erin Kirsten 8/28/2007 7:38:11 AM

I love this - what a fun shot with great technicals... a well deserved finalist! Congrats!! #4711629

Erica Murphy 8/28/2007 8:21:59 AM

Thanks Erin!

Erica #4711895

Erin Kirsten 8/29/2007 9:22:14 AM

Congratulations - I KNEW I would see this here. Wonderful work! #4718208

Terry L. McKaig 8/29/2007 10:32:28 AM

Well deserved! This is so beautiful and creative! Congratulations Erica! #4718705

Christopher Budny 8/29/2007 10:50:41 AM

I remember this the first time around; just terrific! So glad you resub'd it! Congratulations! #4718822

Erica Murphy 8/29/2007 11:01:35 AM

Thanks so much for the nice words Erin, Terry, and Christopher. I BIG HUGE THANKS to KARA H. for suggesting I re-enter this photo. THANKS AGAIN KARA!


Terry L. Ellis 8/29/2007 11:42:34 AM

Congratulations, Erica, on your excellent Second Place win! It is very striking. #4719073

Chastity Abbott 8/29/2007 12:01:02 PM

You ROCK!!!!!!! HUGE congrats on this brilliant image! #4719150

Emily E. Bem 8/29/2007 12:30:27 PM

Girl, you just can't go wrong, can ya? :)

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #4719282

Kara L. Hendricks 8/29/2007 1:06:34 PM

Wooohoooo!!!!! Go Erica.... Go Erica!!!!

You sooooo deserve this... I do love this shot... And I am thrilled to see it earn a GOLD.... You are very welcome.... But you did all the work... I just saw the mothly theme potential..:) #4719544

Anna Diederich 8/29/2007 1:51:08 PM

Congratulations on your win Erica! This one is just perfection! #4719797

Kay E. Mahoney 8/29/2007 2:02:30 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #4719873

Daniella Puente 8/29/2007 2:14:09 PM

Wonderful natural portrait! congrats Erica is a perfect winner :))) #4719932

Steven E. Ray 8/29/2007 3:19:44 PM

This is outstanding Erica, the model is amazing and the costume perfect. Congratulations on your well deserved second place winner! #4720187

Erica Murphy 8/29/2007 4:44:33 PM

Thanks again to Terry, Chastity, Emily, Kara, Anna, Kay, Daniella and Steven. #4720573

Julie Metcalf 8/29/2007 6:42:47 PM

WOW Erica, this is stunning. Congrats on your 2nd place. #4721016

Evy Johansen 8/29/2007 8:52:47 PM

WOW.. Awesome portrait, Erica! Big congratulations on your well deserved win! #4721581

Erica Murphy 8/29/2007 8:57:57 PM

Thank you JMe and Evy!!!

Erica #4721593

Lisa J. Boulden 8/31/2007 6:25:51 AM

This is FABULOUS!!!
--Lisa #4727746

Janine Russell 8/31/2007 10:02:28 PM

Erica, big congratulations on your Second Place Win! #4730262

Regina L. Rickert 9/1/2007 6:20:31 AM

Woo-hoo! Congratulations on your gorgeous win, Erica! #4731613

Erica Murphy 9/1/2007 7:11:08 AM

Thank you VERY much Lisa, Janine, and Lexi!

Erica #4731790

Meg Campbell-Back 9/2/2007 11:55:13 PM

Erica this is fantastic! so glamourous! congrats on your win, go you good thing you! #4738585

Erica Murphy 9/3/2007 7:21:39 AM

Thanks so much Meg!!

Erica #4740038

Jennifer A. Lambert 5/3/2008 10:14:08 AM

This Should Be On The Cover of a Magazine. Fabulous shot !!!!!!!! Beautiful Model with a smile so real and true !! Couldn't have done any better on this one...it's Perfection !
Blessings, Jenny N Bama #5878125

Kathy L. Clark 5/29/2008 9:28:53 AM

Erica this is lovely, as is your entire gallery. You have a wonderful talent. Keep up the awesome work. #5993150

Erica Murphy 5/29/2008 10:13:53 AM

Thanks so much Jennifer and Kathy!

Barbara Waldoch 11/15/2008 11:25:47 PM

Wonderful shot, Erica! #6760642

Erica Murphy 11/16/2008 7:57:08 AM

Thanks so much Barbara! #6761992

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 3/2/2009 4:30:55 PM

You are so AMAZINGLY TALENTED Erica!!! This is just OUT OF THIS WORLD GORGEOUS!!! Congratulations on your win!

I look forward to seeing you again!!

Donna #7234834

Erica Murphy 3/2/2009 4:37:42 PM

Thanks so much Donna!! I know we'll meet again soon!!


Linda L. Ruiz 4/27/2011 7:50:50 PM

Wow, You rocked this portrait. LOVE IT. YOu are fantastic. Your lighting rocks. I wish you lived closer so you could share your lighting secrets. #9375316

Erica Murphy 4/27/2011 8:01:36 PM

Thanks a lot Linda!! I'm very flattered! #9375345

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