Porte Saint-Jean

© Nikki McDonald

Porte Saint-Jean

Michelle Alton level-classic 2/24/2011 2:52:40 AM

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. #1355768

Jeff Robinson level-classic 2/24/2011 3:44:23 AM

Excellent perspective and capture Nikki! Jeff #9258920

Aimee S. McMaster 2/24/2011 4:04:48 AM

.....what a beautiful place Nikki...love the pov & textures....well done... #9258994

Joy Rector level-classic 2/24/2011 4:06:30 AM

gorgeous shot #9259007

Jack Gaskin 2/24/2011 4:09:30 AM

WONDERFUL CAPTURE and slice of history..

Happy Shooting
Jack #9259014

Courtenay Vanderbilt 2/24/2011 4:46:56 AM

Richly detailed and beautifully composed, Nikki! Lots to keep the eye interested! #9259140

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 2/24/2011 5:00:14 AM

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. #9259187

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-classic 2/24/2011 5:04:01 AM

Morning NiK

The flowers make me think
Past and Persent!

Are those gun ports?

Very nicely Done! #9259193

Monnie Ryan level-classic 2/24/2011 8:30:13 AM

Interesting and well detailed stone architecture - I, too, love those purple flowers! Well done, Nikki! #9259602

Tamara K. Walker level-classic 2/24/2011 10:09:47 AM

Wonderful perspective, the details look like I could feel the textures of the bricks. #9259769

Marcie A. Fowler level-classic 2/24/2011 10:10:29 AM

Great details and textures captured here. Well done on the comp as well. Thanks for the history too. #9259771

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 2/24/2011 6:31:10 PM

Beautiful with WONDERFUL lighting, Nikki! :-) k #9260524

Patti Coblentz level-classic 2/27/2011 9:44:49 AM

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 flowers...love it all!! #9264402

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-classic 3/20/2011 5:19:11 PM


HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!


Ellen Devenny level-classic 3/20/2011 5:25:58 PM

Congratulations!!! Good luck in the next round! #9301600

Stephanie Frey level-classic 3/20/2011 5:27:52 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Nikki! #9301614

Monnie Ryan level-classic 3/20/2011 5:32:27 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist award! #9301659

Wanda Judd level-classic 3/20/2011 5:47:40 PM

Congratulations. A perfect capture. #9301810

Rolando Rosito level-classic 3/20/2011 6:08:53 PM

Wonderful finalist Nikki, congratulations! #9302053

Patti Coblentz level-classic 3/20/2011 6:10:20 PM

Ah, so gorgeous, Nikki...big congratulations on your finalist...hope to see this one in the next round! #9302070

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 3/20/2011 6:14:43 PM

Congrats on this super finalist Nicki!

jo ann c. #9302100

Tammy Espino level-classic 3/20/2011 6:15:33 PM

Big congrats on this wonderful finalist!! :) #9302104

Christopher Budny level-classic 3/20/2011 6:27:30 PM

Congratulations, Nikki, on your lovely French Finalist! #9302187

Graeme yew Chow level-classic 3/20/2011 6:30:46 PM

What a beautiful finalist and old town. Thanks for sharing as I can imagine how lovely to be there, Nikki. #9302207

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 3/20/2011 7:07:17 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9302435

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 3/20/2011 7:25:49 PM

BIG congrats to you Nikki on this terrific finalist! #9302550

Thomas E. Hinds level-classic 3/20/2011 8:33:39 PM

Wonderful Finalist Nikki! Congratulations! #9302843

Kim Andelkovic level-classic 3/20/2011 8:45:19 PM

Congrats Nikki on your wonderful finalist :-) #9302892

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 3/20/2011 8:48:07 PM

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

UB. #9302906

Karen E. Baumann level-classic 3/20/2011 9:15:57 PM

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! #9303040

Jean E. Hildebrant level-classic 3/20/2011 9:21:22 PM

Wonderful to see this get a finalist, Nikki! Woohooo :) #9303067

Susan M. Campbell level-classic 3/20/2011 9:59:47 PM

Spectacular!! A well deserved finalist Nikki. #9303188

Rona L. Schwarz 3/20/2011 10:06:36 PM

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! #9303207

Merna L. Nobile 3/20/2011 10:47:48 PM

Yes, you heard right! Congratulations you are a winner! Merna #9303344

Naomi Weiser 3/20/2011 11:16:47 PM

congrats! #9303415

Katarina Mansson 3/21/2011 12:07:34 AM

Congratulations on your lovely finalist Nikki! #9303466

Bojan Bencic level-classic 3/21/2011 12:19:56 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Nikki. #9303502

Sarah A. Christian 3/21/2011 2:32:32 AM

Congratulations, Nikki, on your wonderful Finalist! #9303720

Renee Doyle level-classic 3/21/2011 2:37:39 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Nikki!! #9303737

John Rivera level-classic 3/21/2011 3:27:40 AM

Congratulations Nikki on your Finalist! #9303845

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 3/21/2011 3:58:38 AM

Big congratulations, Nikki on your fantastic finalist! #9303933

Tamara K. Walker level-classic 3/21/2011 4:57:00 AM

No surprise here congratulations. #9304140

Courtenay Vanderbilt 3/21/2011 4:58:43 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Nikki! #9304152

Carol Eade level-classic 3/21/2011 5:30:40 AM

Beautiful finalist, congratulations Nikki! #9304313

Julie Burnett level-classic 3/21/2011 5:43:35 AM

So rich in details and history, congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Nikki! #9304381

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 3/21/2011 6:02:19 AM

Love how the street leads your to the wonderfully framed building below. Congrats on this wonderful finalist. #9304487

Jessica Jenney level-classic 3/21/2011 6:52:01 AM

Congratulations, Nikki on your fabulous finalist! #9304726

Debra R. Harder 3/21/2011 8:57:42 AM

This is so beautiful, Nikki! Excellent tones, textures, details and comp. Huge congratulations on your superb finalist! Deb #9305156

William88 3/21/2011 9:42:53 AM

Awesome shot! congratulations on your finalist! #9305341

Denny E. Barnes level-classic 3/21/2011 11:22:59 AM

Congratulations, Nikki on your wonderful and well deserved finalist! Beautiful!! #9305609

Brad Harding 3/21/2011 11:30:38 AM

Nice composition on this finalist Nikki. I like the view through the archway entrance. Good luck in the next round. #9305623

Mitch Spence level-classic 3/21/2011 12:35:20 PM

You invite us to go there, be there, and explore, the essence of the excellent travel image. Congrats, Nikki. #9305770

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 3/21/2011 1:12:23 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! A powerful and remarkable image Nikki! #9305879

Karen Celella level-classic 3/21/2011 1:40:31 PM

Congratulations on your superb finalist, Nikki! #9306019

Angie M. Davis level-classic 3/21/2011 6:07:56 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Nikki!!! #9306952

Cindy Bendush level-classic 3/21/2011 8:01:40 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Nikki - love the gritty texture on those walls! #9307346

Aimee S. McMaster 3/22/2011 4:36:18 AM

...congratualtiosn on your most beautiful finalist Nikki.... #9307997

Leslie McLain level-classic 3/22/2011 4:55:23 AM

Congrats on a terrific finalist, Nikki. #9308125

Jeana Clark 3/22/2011 9:37:56 AM

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

~J~ #9309053

Hendrik Storme 3/22/2011 11:54:26 AM


Jayne Martin 3/22/2011 3:59:14 PM

Ahh, u are so funny, Nikki!! Congrats on this wonderful pic!! Love the pop of purple! #9309693

David M. Montero level-classic 3/24/2011 3:29:11 PM

Congratulations on your finalist selection Nikki! Great texture and POV. Well done. #9315176

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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

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 3125/1000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 64,64, FocalLength: 6.00 mm, Model: KODAK P712 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA

Uploaded on 2/24/2011 2:34:46 AM

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