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Place des Vosges, Paris
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
 
Place des Vosges
Place des Vosges
Paris, France
© Mick Burkey
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Carla Freitas
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    Another breathtaking picture, I can see this one framed over my mantle!!!
I love the hues and tones, and the light is amazing!!!!

11/26/2005 6:50:37 PM

 
Sandra Freyler
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Outstanding shot! Beautiful effects! Definately a work of art! :)

11/27/2005 7:31:09 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Nice capture Mick. Love the paint effect you used.

11/29/2005 2:15:30 PM

 
Mick Burkey
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Thank you Carla, Sandra and Kay for your inspiring reactions. I am truly touched by your attention to my gallery and appreciation of this piece.

Carla, the greatest compliment, I think, is for someone to want your work in their home and in their life. Thank you so much for that.

11/29/2005 9:44:26 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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This is a beautiful scene and the painting effect looks like...real paint, Mick!:) Well done!!!

12/6/2005 9:51:26 PM

 
Mick Burkey
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Jim, thanks for your good words. Glad you like the effect here.

12/10/2005 11:30:57 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Great image and wonderful use of effects -- congratulations, Mick, on your finalist!

1/21/2006 1:25:25 PM

 
Sandra Freyler
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Congratulations Mick! Well deserved! :)

1/21/2006 2:12:36 PM

 
Mick Burkey
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Kay and Sandra, thank you so much for your encouragement. Greatly appreciate your notice of this work.

And Kay, you have some wonderful pictures in your gallery - and a few awards as well, I see. Beautiful work.

Sandra, your input is always a boost. Thanks again.

1/22/2006 10:47:48 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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This is just a beautiful image! I love the painterly effects here, and I agree; looks ready-to-frame, for mantle display. Well done, and congratulations!

1/24/2006 6:38:57 AM

 
Goshka G.
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Congrats on this beautiful 'painting,' Mick!!

1/24/2006 8:00:50 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations again, Mick, this time for your well-deserved First Prize win!

1/24/2006 8:01:21 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Wow... My first comment above, was still at the Finalist level... congrats on advancing!

1/24/2006 8:16:34 AM

 
Terrill Province
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Gosh, I wish that I could do this! You could sell this one over and over in a gallery. Big Congratulations and wish you more of the same.

1/24/2006 10:36:42 AM

 
Jill M. Flusemann
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Breathtaking, artistic image! Congratulations and great job!

1/24/2006 4:28:41 PM

 
Anita Taylor
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Very beautiful and beautifully enhanced in PS. Congratulations!

1/24/2006 6:46:37 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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This is so beautiful. Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN Mick!

1/24/2006 7:51:46 PM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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Congratulations on this beautiful 1st place win!!

1/24/2006 8:02:54 PM

 
Gustavo Márquez
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Good work Mick, Congratulations!

1/24/2006 8:58:59 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Fabulous work - Congratulations Mick!!!!

1/24/2006 11:26:32 PM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Many congratulations Mick, super image

1/25/2006 1:51:30 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on this fine winner Mick

1/25/2006 4:10:48 AM

 
Mick Burkey
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Thank you all. I felt great just being a finalist. Given the competition, winning is a fantastic honor. Working on these pictures is great fun and being part of the BetterPhoto.com community is its own reward. Thanks again to you all and all the contestants.

1/25/2006 10:25:54 AM

 
Monika Sapek
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Love the painterly effect here! Many congratulations on your First Place Win, Mick!
Monika

1/25/2006 10:51:40 PM

 
Mick Burkey
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Many thanks, Monika. And thank you for stopping by. Congratulations to you, too, for the BIG win! Beautiful picture.

1/26/2006 9:19:57 AM

 
Keith L. Clayton
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Gorgeous image - Well done and many congrats!!

1/27/2006 8:32:08 AM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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A big congratulations on this excellent winning image, Mick!:)

1/29/2006 9:53:04 PM

 
Mick Burkey
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Thanks much, Jim & Keith. And thanks for stopping by to comment!

1/30/2006 6:32:23 PM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your First Place win, Mick!

Cathy :)

2/13/2006 10:13:47 AM

 
Mick Burkey
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Thank you, Cathy!

2/21/2006 1:09:18 PM

 
Mick Burkey
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Thank you, Cathy!

2/21/2006 1:09:18 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Mick on this first place winner, I would love to know what you did here.

2/21/2006 9:17:46 PM

 
Mick Burkey
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Thank you, Susan.
After adjustment of levels and curves in Photoshop, I used Corel Painter Essentials 3 to "paint" in the effect. I tested a few different paint programs and found this one to work best for me.

BTW, love your work! And thanks for asking about this piece.

2/22/2006 11:53:13 AM

 
Endre Balogh
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Hi, Mick. Thanks for your comment on my finalist photo and on my website. That prompted me to go visit yours and I was delighted to see that you had shot this wonderful photo. I remember it well from when I first saw it after it took 1st place. Well deserved! It's a real work of art as are all your other photos. Congratulations.
All the best,
Endre

2/22/2006 1:47:11 PM

 
Jill Odice
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Congrats!!! I see why this won:-) Beautiful work!

2/25/2006 12:44:12 PM

 
Mick Burkey
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Thank you Endre and Jill! And thank you for visiting my gallery.

2/27/2006 7:13:17 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Your gallery is outstanding, as is this image. A belated Congratulations

7/27/2006 4:26:09 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Awesome piece of work and so deserving of a first place win. This reminds me of some old paintings from long ago, in Europe perhaps. You have a very nice gallery full of beautiful images and I will be back to visit again. Thank you, Mick, for taking the time to look and comment on my second place win.

7/28/2006 3:47:08 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Another awesome image Mick ~ I love the painterly effect.. you seem to have mastered it so well.. belated congrats again ~ well done!

10/28/2006 3:44:17 PM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Terrific capture, Mick ... love the colors and painterly effects ... steve

2/26/2007 4:32:37 PM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Terrific capture, Mick ... love the colors and painterly effects ... steve

2/26/2007 4:32:45 PM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Whoops, Forgot ... Congratulations on this wonderful 1st place win Mick .... Way-to-go!!!! steve

2/26/2007 4:34:27 PM

 
Jake 
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Congratulations...this is beautiful. This takes me back

6/21/2007 3:22:32 PM

 
Michael Khoury
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reminiscent of Corot
mk

8/21/2007 2:56:40 AM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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WOW, Mick, this is absolutly stunning ... Congrats on your first place award ...

................... steve

11/13/2007 10:56:57 AM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Very impressive work, Mick! It's really like a classic paingting. Grand comp and lighting is gorgeous!! Congratulations on the glorious winning!!

3/31/2008 3:57:43 PM

 
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