The Coming of Age

© Carolyn Foster Spano

The Coming of Age

Chastity Abbott October 31, 2006

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 October 31, 2006

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

Gary Lange October 31, 2006

Excellent work, Carolyn! #3527959

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 31, 2006

Outstanding work Carolyn! Jeff #3528196

Colette M. Metcalf October 31, 2006

Wonderful image, Carolyn!! #3529314

Carla Metzler October 31, 2006

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

Candy Avera October 31, 2006

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

Kenneth Mucke November 01, 2006

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 November 03, 2006

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

Michael Khoury November 05, 2006

This is superb Cari !...
M #3549379

Carolyn Foster Spano November 09, 2006

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 November 09, 2006

You forgot me.....LOL #3568557

Carolyn Foster Spano November 10, 2006

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 November 10, 2006

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

Carolyn Foster Spano November 10, 2006

[Shhhhhhhh];) #3570190

Elizabeth Beaudoin November 13, 2006

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

Datha Y. Thompson November 15, 2006

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

Carolyn Foster Spano November 15, 2006

Thank you Datha and Elizabeth :) #3589453

Kenneth Mucke December 29, 2006

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

Carolyn Foster Spano December 30, 2006

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 January 07, 2007

So re work it already #3793638

Alisha L. Ekstrom January 08, 2007

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 January 08, 2007

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

Kenneth Mucke January 08, 2007

Seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee #3797127

Carolyn Foster Spano January 08, 2007

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

Kenneth Mucke January 08, 2007


Alisha L. Ekstrom January 08, 2007

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

Carolyn Foster Spano January 09, 2007

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 February 24, 2007

Big congrats on your finalist Carolyn :O) #3983368

Crystal L. Craig February 24, 2007

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

Kenneth Mucke February 24, 2007

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

Denise M. Snyder February 24, 2007

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

February 24, 2007

Big congrats to you on this beauty! #3986263

Michael S. Swaffar February 24, 2007

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

Nadya Johnson February 25, 2007

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

Jenny Bosmans February 25, 2007

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

Datha Y. Thompson February 25, 2007

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

LENA U. FRIEDMAN February 26, 2007

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 level-deluxe February 26, 2007

JOHN #3998025

Michael S. Swaffar February 27, 2007

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

Donna W. Neal February 27, 2007

Love your work. Congratulations! #4002084

February 27, 2007

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

Carla Metzler February 27, 2007

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Carolyn! #4002168

Teresa Norris February 27, 2007

SO wonderful! Congratulations on a beautiful winner! #4002250

Laurence Saliba level-classic February 27, 2007

Congratulations Carolyn!!! #4002316

Dr Silly level-classic February 27, 2007

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

Chastity Abbott February 27, 2007

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

Ronald Balthazor level-addict February 27, 2007

Congratulations, Carolyn, on this superb image. #4002735

Melissa G. Meiselman February 27, 2007

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

Laurie Daily level-deluxe February 27, 2007

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

Lavone Vannoy February 27, 2007

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

Nadya Johnson February 27, 2007

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

John V. Roscich level-deluxe February 27, 2007

JOHN #4003101

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 27, 2007

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

Megan p February 27, 2007

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

Denise M. Snyder February 27, 2007

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 level-classic February 27, 2007

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

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 27, 2007

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

Carolyn Foster Spano February 27, 2007

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 February 27, 2007

Congratulations on this awesome winner! #4003688

Kenneth Mucke February 27, 2007

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 February 27, 2007

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 27, 2007

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

Sharon King February 27, 2007

Beautiful winning image, Congratulations Carolyn! #4004045

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict February 27, 2007

Congratulations Carolyn on your win...Dominick #4004195

Datha Y. Thompson February 27, 2007

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

Susan M. Hembree level-classic February 27, 2007

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

Nawfal J. Nur February 28, 2007

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

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic February 28, 2007

Congratulations on your first place winner:) #4005542

Hayley J. Hamlin February 28, 2007

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

Petra Roth February 28, 2007

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

RC Fritz February 28, 2007

GORGEOUS! Congratulations. Fantastic WINNER! #4006611

Jenny Bosmans February 28, 2007

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

Cyn Valentine level-classic February 28, 2007

Congratulations Carolyn..beautiful image!! #4006639

Elizabeth Beaudoin February 28, 2007

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

Christy Nichols February 28, 2007

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

Julie Monacella February 28, 2007

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

Janine Russell level-deluxe February 28, 2007

Carolyn, congratulations on your First Place Win! #4008186

Crystal L. Craig February 28, 2007

Congrats Carolyn! Well done :) #4008673

Sherry S. Boles February 28, 2007

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

Evy Johansen level-classic February 28, 2007

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

randy dannheim March 01, 2007

Congratulations on your wonderful win! Carolyn #4012258

Carolyn Foster Spano March 01, 2007

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

Bruce R. Jolley March 01, 2007

Carolyn, congratulations on your First Place Win! #4013037

Nobu Nagase March 03, 2007

Beautiful work and win, Congratulations! #4019193

annamarie ferguson March 04, 2007

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

Patricia (Pat) C. Exum March 05, 2007


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

Pat #4025606

Helen N. McHugh March 06, 2007

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

Carolyn Foster Spano March 06, 2007

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

Sherrye Nozaki March 11, 2007

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 March 15, 2007

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 March 16, 2007

Thank you Sherrye &Patrick. #4060049

Ross Throndson March 17, 2007

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

Carolyn Foster Spano March 17, 2007

Thank you Ross. #4063608

Carolyn Foster Spano March 17, 2007

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 March 19, 2007

Absolute Art!! #4071928

Carolyn Foster Spano March 19, 2007

Thank you Wesley. #4071983

Allison Gaulin September 16, 2007

You amaze me, Cari!!! #4799735

Carolyn Foster Spano September 17, 2007

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

September 25, 2007

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 October 15, 2007

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

Flavio Carnevale level-classic February 05, 2008

Congratulations. Great image.
Flavio #5446004

Daniella Puente April 04, 2008

FANTASTIC image +++++ #5743835

Jean E. Hildebrant May 27, 2008

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

Sara Dunn July 25, 2008

This is Wonderful! #6231507

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic November 19, 2008

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

Susana Ms Heide February 08, 2009

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 July 28, 2010

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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Uploaded on October 31, 2006 All Time Best Photo Contest Winner Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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