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David Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

A copy of Michelangelo's David in the Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy

© Mick Burkey
Nikon D300 Digital...

Alex T. Mizuno
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    Oh, yeah I remember this. The replica in Piazza Della Signoria. I envy you for being there. Combination of the silhouette and a part of the statue is very clever. Beautiful presentation Mick!!

6/7/2008 12:08:52 AM

Christina N. Seuser
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I love your composition here! A wonderful B&W shot.

6/8/2008 10:55:16 PM

Lonnie M. Scott
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Wow...tones and texture..this one has it all!! I like the way you got the shadow in relationship to the subject. Luck or composition??? (tell the truth).......Well done Mick!!

6/9/2008 1:53:12 PM

Mick Burkey
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Thank you all for your kind words. Lonnie, composition, and a crop. But needed the luck of a bight enough day to make the shadow. We were staying right on the edge of the Piazza Della Signoria, so that helped :)

6/9/2008 3:40:01 PM

Conrad L. Conero
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Clever idea and strong contrast here, Mick.

6/9/2008 7:32:35 PM

Joan E. Hoffman
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Wonderfully well thought out composition Mick, and equally wonderful capture of it!

6/9/2008 8:37:34 PM

M.Christine Duncan
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Mick, welcome to Mono Me! And this is such a fun photo! Nice way of using the shadow as the subject, I also love the textures at play too!

6/13/2008 7:52:46 PM

Marisol Pastor
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Love the composition Mick. The shadow is perfect. Great textures too.

7/24/2008 9:07:50 AM

Lisa J. Boulden
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Wonderfully executed!

8/6/2008 1:40:57 PM

John Connolly
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A great find, beautifully captured, Mick! I am impressed with your lighting, and the shadow on the wall!

2/22/2009 1:58:14 PM

Candice  L. Carter
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Wonderful EP!

2/26/2009 10:52:05 AM

Lori Carlson
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Well presented, Mick! Quite an original perspective of common statue!! Well done! :0) And love the b/w!

3/5/2009 7:46:19 PM

Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Terrific photo. Great idea, shadow, tones and comp. Favorite.

5/4/2009 8:14:16 AM

M.Christine Duncan
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Hey... congrats on your finalist!!!! Such a unique capture, so classic in B&W!!! Bravo!

9/21/2009 7:35:56 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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Congrats on your win, Mick! I love this "interpretation"! (And my mom is visiting Florence as I type this, so I'll have to share it with her...)

9/23/2009 1:40:21 PM

Amy Jackson
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Congratulations, Mick!!

9/23/2009 2:08:39 PM

Nancyj Hovey
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on your very deserving WINNER! 8o)

9/23/2009 2:27:35 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your win! Nicely seen and photographed Mick!

9/23/2009 2:55:03 PM

Claudia Kuhn
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Congratulations on your fine winner Mick!

9/23/2009 4:23:01 PM

Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Beautifully seen and captured, Mick! CONGRATULATIONS!

9/24/2009 6:16:34 AM

Mary Beth Aiello
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Just beautiful, Mick. Huge congrats on this wonderful winner.

9/24/2009 7:20:27 AM

Alex T. Mizuno
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I'm glad to see this again! Big congratulations on your win Mick!!!

9/25/2009 1:03:23 AM

Usman Bajwa
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Glad to see this win, Mick. Congratulations !!!


9/25/2009 4:23:26 AM

Mick Burkey
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I just got back from 2 weeks in the mountains with no internet so this was a wonderful surprise! Thanks to the judge(s) for choosing this image, and thanks to all of you who stopped by and made comments. Very much appreciated. And congrats to all the winners :)

10/2/2009 9:04:35 AM

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