Porte Saint-Jean

© Nikki McDonald

Porte Saint-Jean

Michelle Alton 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2/24/2011 6:31:10 PM

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

Patti Coblentz 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 3/20/2011 5:19:11 PM


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


Ellen Devenny 3/20/2011 5:25:58 PM

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

Stephanie Frey 3/20/2011 5:27:52 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Nikki! #9301614

Monnie Ryan 3/20/2011 5:32:27 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist award! #9301659

Wanda Judd 3/20/2011 5:47:40 PM

Congratulations. A perfect capture. #9301810

Rolando Rosito 3/20/2011 6:08:53 PM

Wonderful finalist Nikki, congratulations! #9302053

Patti Coblentz 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 3/20/2011 6:14:43 PM

Congrats on this super finalist Nicki!

jo ann c. #9302100

Tammy Espino 3/20/2011 6:15:33 PM

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

Christopher Budny 3/20/2011 6:27:30 PM

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

Graeme yew Chow 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 3/20/2011 7:07:17 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9302435

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

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

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

Wonderful Finalist Nikki! Congratulations! #9302843

Kim Andelkovic 3/20/2011 8:45:19 PM

Congrats Nikki on your wonderful finalist :-) #9302892

Usman M. Bajwa 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 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 3/20/2011 9:21:22 PM

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

Susan M. Campbell 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 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 3/21/2011 2:37:39 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Nikki!! #9303737

John Rivera 3/21/2011 3:27:40 AM

Congratulations Nikki on your Finalist! #9303845

Marijana Fajgl 3/21/2011 3:58:38 AM

Big congratulations, Nikki on your fantastic finalist! #9303933

Tamara K. Walker 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 3/21/2011 5:30:40 AM

Beautiful finalist, congratulations Nikki! #9304313

Julie Burnett 3/21/2011 5:43:35 AM

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

R. J. Laudenbacher 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 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 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 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 La Mattino Pagakis 3/21/2011 1:12:23 PM

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

Karen Celella 3/21/2011 1:40:31 PM

Congratulations on your superb finalist, Nikki! #9306019

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

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

Cindy Bendush 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 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 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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