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The Real Venice
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The Real Venice
The Real Venice
A working neighboorhood away from the tourist crowds.
Edits with PS7.

© Mike Perez
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Casio Exilim EX-Z7...
 
 
 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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    This is lovely, Mike, I adore the effects.

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3/15/2008 10:46:08 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Outstanding composition and excellent clarity. Great shot Mike.

3/15/2008 11:09:27 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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beautiful image, Mike!!

3/15/2008 11:30:38 AM

 
Christian Rosito
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Beautiful, great effects. The colors are fantastic. Good work!

3/15/2008 11:32:04 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Oh, Mike, this is just fabulous!!

3/15/2008 11:51:22 AM

 
Naintara Jain
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Nice hand-coloured effect, edits are just right.

3/15/2008 12:37:00 PM

 
Lester A. Garcia
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Nicely done Mike, great composition!

3/15/2008 1:41:37 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Your editing once again is superb Mike!!! Awesome work!

3/15/2008 2:11:48 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Outstanding colors, detail, comp, clarity,perspective & effects,Mike!!! Superb work again,my friend!!!

3/15/2008 2:17:03 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Neat image with wonderful effects, Mike!!!!! ♫ k

3/15/2008 2:32:13 PM

 
Lynne Morris
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Wow Mike, this is awesome, your effects are fantastic, I love it!

3/15/2008 2:38:00 PM

 
Joao Martinho
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Imprsesive work on textures. Captures in great style the real mood of Venice!

3/15/2008 2:40:04 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Very beautiful work, Mike. Not a scene we see commonly.
Michelle

3/15/2008 3:19:53 PM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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WOW, stunningly beautiful capture and PS work!

3/15/2008 4:58:14 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Excellent POV and treatment on this great capture, Mike!!

3/15/2008 5:17:10 PM

 
Susan Weisensel
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Really beautiful Mike, love the flowers in the windows and the effects you added.

3/15/2008 5:20:44 PM

 
Christie R. Bielss
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Really beautiful shot! Gorgeous color and composition!

3/15/2008 5:55:22 PM

 
Kumiko Parkinson
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like an oil painting...beautiful, Mike!

3/15/2008 7:23:10 PM

 
Holly J. Jackson
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LOVE what you did with this!!! ; )

3/15/2008 8:37:58 PM

 
Gene Spears
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great shot, Mike - nice work!

3/15/2008 8:38:12 PM

 
Mike Perez
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Thanks everyone for your encouraging comments on this image. I've been experimenting trying to come up with new ways to highlight the beautiful Venetian architecture. I am happy to see you enjoyed this treatment. Thanks.

3/15/2008 9:05:23 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous Mike... isn't Venice a jewel?

3/16/2008 12:13:12 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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This and Rialto Bridge are just the very best, Mike. Your work with these two should be well rewarded!

3/16/2008 12:59:18 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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beautiful!

3/16/2008 1:24:12 PM

 
Kathy Reeves
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Extraordinary!!!!!

3/16/2008 7:04:52 PM

 
Mike Perez
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Thank you Stefania, Bonnie, Tiia and Kathy for your comments.

3/16/2008 8:41:59 PM

 
Peter Appelbaum
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This is outstanding Mike. Peter

3/17/2008 4:52:50 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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WOW.. this is so beautiful, Mike!! I MUST visit Venice!!

3/17/2008 7:47:19 AM

 
Mike Perez
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Thank you very much Peter and Evy.

3/17/2008 9:20:46 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Wonderful image and GREAT effects!!!

3/18/2008 7:08:43 AM

 
isabel C. Zepeda
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Mike.
This is a beautiful photo,love the view and color,this can make a beautiful photo to frame.
well done
Ysa

3/18/2008 7:56:26 AM

 
Mike Perez
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Thank you very much Colette and Isabel for your comments.

3/18/2008 11:04:10 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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Outstanding image composition and POV, great capture of the light, and very nice texture values!

3/18/2008 1:29:53 PM

 
Mike Perez
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Thank you very much Cary.

3/18/2008 1:36:11 PM

 
Robert Baer
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mike
love the pov of this image and also the ps work.

3/18/2008 11:44:33 PM

 
Mike Perez
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Thank you Justin.

3/19/2008 12:50:04 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WOW, Mike! I LOVE all your Venice images. I know I've said that before, but they are so BEAUTIFUL! I'm going next year and can't wait! FANTASTIC WORK...AS ALWAYS! Deb

3/20/2008 4:43:30 PM

 
Carolyn M. DAlessandro
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Outstanding in colors,composition overall a wonderful image...Well done!!

3/24/2008 7:55:23 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Congrats Mike on your wonderful finalist.

4/21/2008 1:04:55 PM

 
Larry L. Redmon
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Outstanding finalist, Mike!

4/21/2008 2:10:37 PM

 
Peter Appelbaum
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Congrats on this great finalist Mike. Good luck. Peter

4/21/2008 2:31:43 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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HUGE CONGRATS ON YOUR FINALIST!

4/21/2008 2:44:38 PM

 
Mike Perez
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Thanks everyone for your comments on this image.

4/21/2008 3:04:29 PM

 
Mike Clime
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Congrats, Mike on your finalist!

4/21/2008 3:45:24 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Great capture! Congratulations on the Finalist Mike!!

4/21/2008 4:02:30 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Great finalist Mike!!!!

4/21/2008 4:06:23 PM

 
Susan Heath
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Congratulations Mike! This is beautiful.

4/21/2008 4:15:15 PM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Mike!

4/21/2008 4:19:33 PM

 
Paul E. Earl
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A Big CONGRATULATIONS for your well deserved finalist!

4/21/2008 4:39:42 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Paul!

4/21/2008 4:55:02 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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A HUGE CONGRATS, Mike, on this BEAUTIFUL finalist! Deb

4/21/2008 5:38:55 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Very nice effects, MIke. Congrats!!

4/21/2008 5:39:29 PM

 
Marina Moore
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Congratulations Mike, this is awesome!!! :)

4/21/2008 5:43:04 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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So well-deserved--congratulations, Mike!

4/21/2008 5:50:13 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Just beautiful! Congratulations!

4/21/2008 5:50:42 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations Mike on this wonderful finalist!!!

4/21/2008 5:57:34 PM

 
Christian Rosito
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Congratulations Mike, well deserved!!

4/21/2008 6:07:33 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Mike!

4/21/2008 6:14:28 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Good on you, Mike! A richly deserved finalist.
Steve

4/21/2008 6:34:16 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Mike on your beautiful finalist!

4/21/2008 6:36:12 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations, terrific finalist, Mike!

4/21/2008 7:07:13 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Lovely work Mike! Congratulations on your finalist!

4/21/2008 7:13:48 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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WOW..wonderful shot and congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Mike!!

4/21/2008 8:06:26 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Your treatment turned this already eye-catching photo into a true work of art, Mike!
Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, and best of luck to you in the next level up!

4/21/2008 10:55:35 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Mike!

4/21/2008 11:55:32 PM

 
Gene Spears
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beautiful image - congrats, Mike!

4/22/2008 12:30:51 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Great job Mike!!! Big congrats!!!

4/22/2008 4:13:36 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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So beautiful, Mike! Congratulations!

4/22/2008 5:29:09 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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An amazing finalist, Mike! Congratulations! So wonderful!

4/22/2008 11:01:31 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

4/22/2008 11:30:35 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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Huge congratulations on this beautiful finalist Mike.

4/22/2008 11:55:11 AM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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Huge congratulations on this awesome finalist Mike!! Best of luck in the next round!!

4/22/2008 12:27:55 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Excellent work Mike; congrats on your Finalist! Jeff

4/22/2008 3:24:56 PM

 
Anna Diederich
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Congratulations, Mike!

4/23/2008 6:48:11 AM

 
isabel C. Zepeda
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Mike
CONGRATULATIOS this is great,very happy for you.

Ysa...

4/23/2008 7:07:44 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist,Mike!!! Want to thank you for helping me along the way!!! I appreciate it!!!

4/23/2008 7:31:54 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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congrats Mike well done.

4/25/2008 4:31:01 PM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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Congrats Mike!!!!!!!!!

4/25/2008 5:47:26 PM

 
Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Mike!,
Amalia

4/26/2008 6:55:39 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Congratulation Mike. Beautiful POV.

4/26/2008 8:42:49 PM

 
Linda Blair
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Congratulations...gorgeous image!!!! ☺

4/29/2008 9:50:39 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Please accept my late congratulations. Mycomputer has been down.

5/4/2008 8:08:31 AM

 
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