Boulangerie & Bike

© Mick Burkey

Boulangerie & Bike

Carla Freitas 11/14/2005 2:52:03 PM

I love this!!! It has a casual, but Old World, feel to it that is very enchanting!!! #344068

Mick Burkey 11/14/2005 5:39:34 PM

Carla, thank you again for your thoughtful comment. I worked this one with Painter and got pretty close to what I'm trying to do. Want to explore that more with other shots, too. The original of this shot is also in my gallery, if you care to take a look.
Thanks again. #2076226

Tina Davidson 11/17/2005 7:47:31 AM

Mick - this picture is wonderful. The amount of work that went into it is obvious. You say that you used Painter. Is that a difficult piece of software to learn? Thanks, Tina #2087290

Mick Burkey 11/17/2005 6:42:06 PM

Thank you, Tina. I'm glad you liked it.

The software is Corel's Painter Essentials 3, which I'm testing along with others for this kind of work. It's not overly complicated, but has a learning curve, like anything.
If you've worked with Photoshop or variants and perhaps some graphic/art software, it helps. And it has some auto functions, which can be fun. Once you get the hang of the effects.

I like it 'cause I wish I could paint. But I can't draw a straight line with a ruler.

Thanks again for the interest and good words.

Cherie Early 11/18/2005 6:37:31 AM

Very beautiful!!!! I could see this photo/painting hanging framed on a wall.
Thanks for sharing about the Painter program. #2090589

Mick Burkey 11/19/2005 7:39:01 PM

Thanks, Cherie, for the fine compliment. I'm flattered you see it that way. #2096448

Alisha L. Ekstrom 11/20/2005 1:08:24 PM

WOW...LOVE this old time feel image!!! GORGEOUS capture!!! This painter essentials is it a download for Photoshop? If so do you mind giving the link? IT'S WAY COOL!!!!! #2098811

Refik Arpaci 11/20/2005 2:21:42 PM

Mick, I love this shot a lot. I wish I had that bike to pull up by for a cafe but Paris is too far to do just that. Anyhow we are learning to do that with latest scooters and slink cafes in Melbourne!

Mick Burkey 11/21/2005 5:28:35 PM

Alisha, Refik - thank you so much for the kind words. Glad you like it.

The software is Corel Painter Essentials 3 and you can download a trial version of the program through Corel:

I think it can be a PS plug-in, but I'm testing the stand-alone version. It's doing pretty much what I'm trying to do. Check it out!

And Refik, what the heck is a slink cafe? #2104032

Refik Arpaci 11/21/2005 5:43:38 PM

Mick, I noted my small typing error... I meant a 'slick cafe' you know that kinda polished-glossy-pro look cafes, unlike those beautiful shops as in your picture!!! #2104079

Mick Burkey 11/21/2005 5:50:11 PM

Ah, yes. We have those in San Francisco as well. #2104097

Sandra Freyler 11/24/2005 6:50:23 PM

Beautiful image that should be framed! Great shot, Mick! #2117822

Terry L. Ellis 11/24/2005 6:53:37 PM

Very striking and charming image, Mick! Love the feel! Excellent work! #2117831

Mick Burkey 11/30/2005 6:11:34 PM

Thanks, Sandra, for such flatering praise. It's music to my ears (or eyes, I guess). I am really moved by your support.

Terry, thank you for visiting my gallery and your inspiring words.


Mick Burkey 11/30/2005 6:12:29 PM

Thanks, Sandra, for such flattering praise. It's music to my ears (or eyes, I guess). I am really moved by your support.

Terry, thank you for visiting my gallery and your inspiring words.


Jill Odice 3/17/2006 2:53:08 PM

What a wonderful image! I like everything about this. You have a very lovely gallery Mick, full of great images! #2544321

Kay Beausoleil 3/23/2006 3:33:27 PM

What lovely work, Mick! The original was excellent; this image is even better, if possible.

Your gallery is well worth the visit, and I found myself wanting more. Your feel for Paris comes through in every image, and they're all so beyond ordinary. More, please! #2567986

Robyn Gwilt 5/2/2006 1:38:21 PM

Simply beautiful - like the rest of your gallery :) #2717447

Keith L. Clayton 5/12/2006 1:20:09 PM

Awesome art effects here!! I think this is great! #2756807

Jessica Jenney 5/21/2006 4:33:21 PM

So gorgeous Mick! Congratulations on this finalist image! #2794150

Melissa A. Mannon 5/21/2006 6:22:32 PM

I love this! congratulations! #2794987

Michael S. Baker 5/21/2006 8:08:08 PM

Really a beautiful capture, Mick! Good luck in the next round!
Mike B- #2795706

She-She Killough 5/22/2006 1:18:04 AM

Mick, I must say the feel you have created in this image is AMAZING! This is definately a FRAMMER! I got into photography because I couldn't paint like I wanted to. Someday when I have time I would LOVE to learn to do what you are doing in Painter. It is truly beautiful work! Congrats on your finalist here as well!

Sheesh #2796751

Jim Kinnunen 5/23/2006 8:47:00 AM

Well this definitely looks like a painting...a very, very nice painting, Mick! Everything about it is wonderful! Congratulations!!!!! #2804443

Jill Odice 5/23/2006 5:06:52 PM

WEll you know already that I love this, congrats on your finalist! #2806105

Corinne M. Thompson 5/23/2006 7:29:51 PM

Congrats on reciving a Finalist for this wonderful image! #2806573

Jim Kinnunen 5/23/2006 10:43:17 PM

Congrats on this big win, Mick!!!! #2806918

Life Expressions 5/23/2006 11:00:54 PM

Congratulations on your First Place Win! #2806999

Janine Russell 5/23/2006 11:14:45 PM

Mick, excellent tones, lighting, composition and effects; congratulations on your First Place win. #2807057

Donna W. Neal 5/24/2006 5:09:31 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful and well deserved WINNER Mick #2808410

Jessica Jenney 5/24/2006 5:24:22 AM

Congratualtions again, Mick on your wonderful First Place Win!!!! #2808499

Michelle Lea Guinn 5/24/2006 6:45:59 AM

Beautiful image Mick!!! Congratulations on your First place win!!! mlg~ #2808953

Lorri Shank 5/24/2006 7:51:24 AM

Nicely accomplished art work. CONGRATULATIONS on your first place win,
Mick. WEll deserved. Lorri #2809350

Clemente do Rosario 5/24/2006 9:16:59 AM

Excellent art work! Congratulations on your first place win. #2809721

Vicki Hunt 5/24/2006 10:40:17 AM

This should be hanging in my living room! I love it! Thanks for all the info on it, too! #2810019

Keith L. Clayton 5/24/2006 11:19:42 AM

This is a beautiful image and is so deserving of the 1st place win!! Great job, Mick! #2810204

Mick Burkey 5/24/2006 11:46:16 AM

Thank you all so much. Your encouraging words are an inspiration. #2810302

Terry L. Ellis 5/24/2006 12:54:21 PM

Breathtaking work, Mick! Congratulations on this very striking first place win! #2810618

Nobu Nagase 5/24/2006 1:13:07 PM

Congratulations, Mick!!! #2810668

Cathy Barrows 5/24/2006 1:26:12 PM

Congrats on your win...great work #2810718

Helen Green 5/24/2006 2:07:46 PM

Congratulations on the win. This photo has to rate amongst the best I have seen on Better Photo, it is sensational. #2810973

Joanna Pecha 5/24/2006 2:12:04 PM

Wonderful transformation on this! Hope you print it on canvas!! Congratulations on a superb winner!! #2810992

Wendy Stevenson 5/24/2006 3:52:49 PM

Congratulations Mike on this exquisite First Place win. Love the old feel and beautiful colours!! Bravo! #2811292

Corinne M. Thompson 5/24/2006 5:00:31 PM

Congrats on your 1st Place Win! #2811459

David and Carol Kelly 5/24/2006 5:24:48 PM

Just beautiful. Congratulations on your much deserved win. #2811497

Kara L. Hendricks 5/24/2006 7:23:58 PM

Congratulations Mick on this stunning FIRST PLACE winner... You deserve it... WOW!!! #2811718

Renee Doyle 5/26/2006 12:26:32 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic First Place Winner Mick!!!!! Wonderful work!!!

Nadya Johnson 5/31/2006 9:19:29 AM

A huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING First Place Winner, Mick! Absolutely stunning work!! #2836301

Jeffrey Smith 6/5/2006 6:43:00 PM

Nicely done. Congrats on your first place!!! Well deserved. #2856898

Kay Beausoleil 6/12/2006 2:24:45 PM

Wonderful to see this image as a well-deserved first place winner, Mick -- congratulations!! #2886855

Carolyn Foster Spano 6/12/2006 2:42:03 PM

This is amazing and a well-deserved winner! #2886916

Allan L. Dy 6/12/2006 7:05:55 PM

Absolute winner Mick! Congratulations. Your gallery is fantastic! = ) #2887823

Stephen Zacker 6/21/2006 10:47:35 AM

I agree. you have an amazing eye and gallery. Congratulations on this win #2927833

Lori Carlson 6/22/2006 7:07:02 PM

Congratulations Mick!! Such wonderful tones, feel and effects to this terrific piece of work!! :0) #2936663

Mary N C. Taitt 7/31/2006 10:41:00 PM

Fabulous, Mick, congratulations, I totally love this. Mary :-D #3108144

Keith L. Clayton 8/17/2006 4:17:05 PM

This is such a favorite of mine - So well done!! #3178065

John V. Roscich 10/13/2006 8:13:07 AM

JOHN #3444373

Karen Slagle 10/24/2006 5:49:49 AM

This is such a wonderful piece of art, Mick. I love what you did with this and the old timey feel you gave it. Everything about this is fantastic and I'm so happy you got a well deserved first place. I haven't tried any of the Corel products as yet, heard they are very hard to use. I'm like you, can't paint at all or draw a straight line with a ruler, that's why the digital darkroom is so much fun for me. Well done..... #3492639

Susie Peek-Swint 10/28/2006 3:41:14 PM

I love this shot Mick ~ it captures the very essence of Paris .. the colours and effects are perfect ~ belated congrats on a very well-deserved win!
susie #3515266

Kate Jackson 11/28/2006 1:25:14 PM

Very belated congrats on this wonderful painting Mick! I entirely agree with Susie! #3643601

Vladan D. Djordjevic 12/15/2006 4:37:40 AM

Magic and romantic photo! Great composition, effects, colors. #3704489

Carolyn Foster Spano 12/31/2006 8:12:19 AM

Beautiful and well-deserving winner. #3763236

Robert R. Goodman 1/31/2007 3:39:24 PM

And a late congratulations on this Beautiful win,Mick!!!!!!!! #3897474

Tamera S. Phillips 2/26/2007 8:48:52 PM

Wow! I love this shot. The effects are perfectly applied. Congrats on this winner. #3999234

Steven E. Ray 7/31/2007 5:47:38 PM

Your whole gallery is a winner! I particulary like this albeit that I have some home decor Paris style. I would love to see this photo without effects too. I am certain it is equally spectacular! #4584589

Keith L. Clayton 8/13/2007 5:10:46 PM

I always like looking at this image of yours. It is so nicely done and a creation you should be very proud of. You should get this transferred to canvas. #4643279

Colleen Farrell 9/7/2007 11:45:35 AM

Gorgeous! The effects are just perfect for this lovely scene! #4760738

Gregory Allen Collins 9/10/2007 4:48:24 PM

Verynice Mick, it reminds me of a painting I saw once, very well done! #4774251

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 11/13/2007 11:00:04 AM

Love the colors and comp, Mick .. a tad late, but I feel a need to congratulate you on this wonderful 1st place win ..

........................... steve #5068765

Cassie L. Woodlee 1/29/2008 5:52:56 PM

I'm a little late to but Congratulations on this fantastic winner!!!! #5415461

Alex T. Mizuno 3/31/2008 9:51:23 PM

I've seen the two different versions of this image in your website. Each is better than the other. I love this painterly look too. Very elegant artwork with a european flavor. Congratulations on your win Mick!! #5726395

Ulysses A. Villamin 7/5/2008 6:49:19 PM

COngratulations!!! #6143838

Lisa J. Boulden 7/20/2008 5:40:14 PM

Spectacular work!!!
Congratulations on this magnificent piece!
~Lisa #6202637

Marisol Pastor 9/9/2008 2:55:06 AM

Beautiful image ... you have captured the parisian ambiance so well. Congratulations on this wonderful piece of art. #6431879

Judi Bailey 3/12/2009 11:37:49 AM

Love it....beautiful image and very talented artwork...!! Late congrats on first place win!! :-)) #7276720

M.Christine Duncan 7/28/2009 8:28:01 PM

Coulda swore I left a congrats on this long before now.... but CONGRATS on such a wonderful piece of art, so soft and painterly in a way... bravo Mick! #7792300

Sandy Stigliano 8/17/2010 4:04:51 PM

I love your beautiful portfolio, congratulations!! #8844194

Mary K. Robison 5/24/2011 11:38:00 PM

Yes, that's the "real" Paris, all right...and your DDR painting on this lovely capture produced a true work of art, Mick.
A VERY belated Congratulations on your well earned First Place Winner! #9426771

Teresa A. Burnett 4/12/2016 5:49:12 AM

Wonderful capture and treatment, Mick!! Huge Congratulations on your Winner, ATEP and POTD!! #11460113

Terry A. Stoa 4/12/2016 8:37:17 AM

Wow, Mick - this makes me want to get back to Paris again. Congratulations on your fine POTD gold badge! #11460224

Terry A. Stoa 4/12/2016 8:37:50 AM

Wow, Mick - this makes me want to get back to Paris again. Congratulations on your fine POTD gold badge! #11460225

John D. Roach 4/12/2016 8:38:17 AM

Excellent...congrats for POTD #11460226

John D. Roach 4/12/2016 8:38:54 AM

Excellent...congrats for POTD #11460228

Susan D. Royce 4/12/2016 9:08:25 AM

My favorite type of photo! Congrats on your POTD! #11460233

Terry Cervi 4/12/2016 10:48:16 AM

Fantastic work, Mick! Congrats on your POTD! #11460287

Thomas L Willis 4/12/2016 11:31:57 AM

A delightful image that fits with all the accolades it is receiving. #11460317

Lydia Williams 4/12/2016 3:05:17 PM

Wow, great image. Congratulations on all three golds!! #11460422

Heather Loewenhardt 4/12/2016 6:11:12 PM

Love the textured feel of this wonderful image. Congrats on POTD! #11460483

Mary K. Robison 4/12/2016 6:24:48 PM

Congrats on the triple Gold, Mick. #11460498

Evy Johansen 4/12/2016 7:01:35 PM

Lovely image, Mich! Congratulations on three gold badges!! #11460519

Patricia A. Casey 4/13/2016 11:11:36 AM

Guess I missed this one back in 2005.....this is so lovely....congratulations on the gold associated with this capture & PS work.....cheers #11460837

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On the Ile St-Louis, Paris, France

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Uploaded on 11/13/2005 5:37:13 PM

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Winner Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner Photo of the Day

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