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Porte Saint-Jean Photo Contest Finalist
Porte Saint-Jean
Porte Saint-Jean
Joigny is a small French town on the banks of the Yonne River in the Burgundy region. The medieval ramparts that once protected the town are still standing in places and include one of the original arched stone doorways providing access to Joigny.
Category: Travel and Place

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Michelle Alton
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    This is an absolutely superb architectural and historical capture. But oddly, I think the thing that takes this image over the stardom hurdle is the patch of little purple flowers against the old, gray stone, along with the lovely light that shines from behind the arch.

2/24/2011 2:52:40 AM

Jeff W. Robinson
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Excellent perspective and capture Nikki! Jeff

2/24/2011 3:44:23 AM

Aimee S. McMaster
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.....what a beautiful place the pov & textures....well done...

2/24/2011 4:04:48 AM

Joy Rector
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gorgeous shot

2/24/2011 4:06:30 AM

Jack Gaskin
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WONDERFUL CAPTURE and slice of history..

Happy Shooting

2/24/2011 4:09:30 AM

Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Richly detailed and beautifully composed, Nikki! Lots to keep the eye interested!

2/24/2011 4:46:56 AM

R. J. Laudenbacher
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Beautiful colors and textures in this great capture of this wonderful place Nikki...Lucky you that you get to make this trip every year to see all of these wonderful things.

2/24/2011 5:00:14 AM

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Morning NiK

The flowers make me think
Past and Persent!

Are those gun ports?

Very nicely Done!

2/24/2011 5:04:01 AM

Monnie Ryan
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Interesting and well detailed stone architecture - I, too, love those purple flowers! Well done, Nikki!

2/24/2011 8:30:13 AM

Tamara K. Walker
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Wonderful perspective, the details look like I could feel the textures of the bricks.

2/24/2011 10:09:47 AM

Marcie A. Fowler
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Great details and textures captured here. Well done on the comp as well. Thanks for the history too.

2/24/2011 10:10:29 AM

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Beautiful with WONDERFUL lighting, Nikki! :-) k

2/24/2011 6:31:10 PM

Patricia A. Coblentz
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Wow...this has winner written all over it, to me :)
Love the comp, the textures, and the wooden facades though the arched entrance...and the purple it all!!

2/27/2011 9:44:49 AM

Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!


3/20/2011 5:19:11 PM

Ellen Devenny
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Congratulations!!! Good luck in the next round!

3/20/2011 5:25:58 PM

Stephanie Frey
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Nikki!

3/20/2011 5:27:52 PM

Monnie Ryan
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Congratulations on your Finalist award!

3/20/2011 5:32:27 PM

Wanda Judd
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Congratulations. A perfect capture.

3/20/2011 5:47:40 PM

Rolando Rosito
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Wonderful finalist Nikki, congratulations!

3/20/2011 6:08:53 PM

Patricia A. Coblentz
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Ah, so gorgeous, Nikki...big congratulations on your finalist...hope to see this one in the next round!

3/20/2011 6:10:20 PM

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Congrats on this super finalist Nicki!

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3/20/2011 6:14:43 PM

Tammy Espino
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Big congrats on this wonderful finalist!! :)

3/20/2011 6:15:33 PM

Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Nikki, on your lovely French Finalist!

3/20/2011 6:27:30 PM

Graeme Chow
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What a beautiful finalist and old town. Thanks for sharing as I can imagine how lovely to be there, Nikki.

3/20/2011 6:30:46 PM

Nancyj Hovey
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on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

3/20/2011 7:07:17 PM

Phyllis Burchett
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BIG congrats to you Nikki on this terrific finalist!

3/20/2011 7:25:49 PM

Thomas E. Hinds
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Wonderful Finalist Nikki! Congratulations!

3/20/2011 8:33:39 PM

Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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Congrats Nikki on your wonderful finalist :-)

3/20/2011 8:45:19 PM

Usman Bajwa
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What a wonderful find and framing, Nikki. CONGRATZ on the Finalist and good luck up next!


3/20/2011 8:48:07 PM

Karen E. Baumann
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Wonderful image, Nikki! Love the gateway to the inner world of this scene! The lighting makes it appear almost surreal. Congratulations on your wonderful finalist!

3/20/2011 9:15:57 PM

Jean E. Hildebrant
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Wonderful to see this get a finalist, Nikki! Woohooo :)

3/20/2011 9:21:22 PM

Susan M. Campbell
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Spectacular!! A well deserved finalist Nikki.

3/20/2011 9:59:47 PM

Rona L. Schwarz
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Fabulous capture, Nikki and terrific Finalist! Love the composition, the detail and clarity are excellent with wonderful textures and colors - and, yes those purple flowers really make it special. CONGRATULATIONS and Good luck in the next round!

3/20/2011 10:06:36 PM

Merna L. Nobile
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Yes, you heard right! Congratulations you are a winner! Merna

3/20/2011 10:47:48 PM

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3/20/2011 11:16:47 PM

Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations on your lovely finalist Nikki!

3/21/2011 12:07:34 AM

Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Nikki.

3/21/2011 12:19:56 AM

Sarah A. Christian
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Congratulations, Nikki, on your wonderful Finalist!

3/21/2011 2:32:32 AM

Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Nikki!!

3/21/2011 2:37:39 AM

John Rivera
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Congratulations Nikki on your Finalist!

3/21/2011 3:27:40 AM

Marijana Fajgl
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Big congratulations, Nikki on your fantastic finalist!

3/21/2011 3:58:38 AM

Tamara K. Walker
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No surprise here congratulations.

3/21/2011 4:57:00 AM

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3/21/2011 4:58:43 AM

Carol Eade
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Beautiful finalist, congratulations Nikki!

3/21/2011 5:30:40 AM

Julie Burnett
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So rich in details and history, congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Nikki!

3/21/2011 5:43:35 AM

R. J. Laudenbacher
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Love how the street leads your to the wonderfully framed building below. Congrats on this wonderful finalist.

3/21/2011 6:02:19 AM

Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Nikki on your fabulous finalist!

3/21/2011 6:52:01 AM

Debra R. Harder
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This is so beautiful, Nikki! Excellent tones, textures, details and comp. Huge congratulations on your superb finalist! Deb

3/21/2011 8:57:42 AM

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Awesome shot! congratulations on your finalist!

3/21/2011 9:42:53 AM

Denny E. Barnes
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Congratulations, Nikki on your wonderful and well deserved finalist! Beautiful!!

3/21/2011 11:22:59 AM

Brad Harding
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Nice composition on this finalist Nikki. I like the view through the archway entrance. Good luck in the next round.

3/21/2011 11:30:38 AM

Mitch Spence
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You invite us to go there, be there, and explore, the essence of the excellent travel image. Congrats, Nikki.

3/21/2011 12:35:20 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your finalist! A powerful and remarkable image Nikki!

3/21/2011 1:12:23 PM

Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your superb finalist, Nikki!

3/21/2011 1:40:31 PM

Angie M. Davis
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Nikki!!!

3/21/2011 6:07:56 PM

Cindy Bendush
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Congratulations on your finalist Nikki - love the gritty texture on those walls!

3/21/2011 8:01:40 PM

Aimee S. McMaster
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...congratualtiosn on your most beautiful finalist Nikki....

3/22/2011 4:36:18 AM

Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a terrific finalist, Nikki.

3/22/2011 4:55:23 AM

Jeana Clark
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Congratulations on your fantastic finalist!!! Best of luck in the next round!!!


3/22/2011 9:37:56 AM

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3/22/2011 11:54:26 AM

Jayne Martin

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Ahh, u are so funny, Nikki!! Congrats on this wonderful pic!! Love the pop of purple!

3/22/2011 3:59:14 PM

Dave Montero
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Congratulations on your finalist selection Nikki! Great texture and POV. Well done.

3/24/2011 3:29:11 PM

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