Place des Vosges

© Mick Burkey

Place des Vosges

Carla Freitas 11/26/2005 6:50:37 PM

Another breathtaking picture, I can see this one framed over my mantle!!!
I love the hues and tones, and the light is amazing!!!! #350186

Sandra Freyler 11/27/2005 7:31:09 PM

Outstanding shot! Beautiful effects! Definately a work of art! :) #2128774

Kay E. Mahoney 11/29/2005 2:15:30 PM

Nice capture Mick. Love the paint effect you used. #2135401

Mick Burkey 11/29/2005 9:44:26 PM

Thank you Carla, Sandra and Kay for your inspiring reactions. I am truly touched by your attention to my gallery and appreciation of this piece.

Carla, the greatest compliment, I think, is for someone to want your work in their home and in their life. Thank you so much for that. #2136394

Jim Kinnunen 12/6/2005 9:51:26 PM

This is a beautiful scene and the painting effect looks like...real paint, Mick!:) Well done!!! #2160631

Mick Burkey 12/10/2005 11:30:57 AM

Jim, thanks for your good words. Glad you like the effect here. #2172043

Kay Beausoleil 1/21/2006 1:25:25 PM

Great image and wonderful use of effects -- congratulations, Mick, on your finalist! #2317901

Sandra Freyler 1/21/2006 2:12:36 PM

Congratulations Mick! Well deserved! :) #2318072

Mick Burkey 1/22/2006 10:47:48 AM

Kay and Sandra, thank you so much for your encouragement. Greatly appreciate your notice of this work.

And Kay, you have some wonderful pictures in your gallery - and a few awards as well, I see. Beautiful work.

Sandra, your input is always a boost. Thanks again. #2322531

Christopher J. Budny 1/24/2006 6:38:57 AM

This is just a beautiful image! I love the painterly effects here, and I agree; looks ready-to-frame, for mantle display. Well done, and congratulations! #2330580

Goshka G. 1/24/2006 8:00:50 AM

Congrats on this beautiful 'painting,' Mick!! #2331030

Kay Beausoleil 1/24/2006 8:01:21 AM

Congratulations again, Mick, this time for your well-deserved First Prize win! #2331032

Christopher J. Budny 1/24/2006 8:16:34 AM

Wow... My first comment above, was still at the Finalist level... congrats on advancing! #2331058

Terrill Province 1/24/2006 10:36:42 AM

Gosh, I wish that I could do this! You could sell this one over and over in a gallery. Big Congratulations and wish you more of the same. #2331717

Jill M. Flusemann 1/24/2006 4:28:41 PM

Breathtaking, artistic image! Congratulations and great job! #2333285

Anita Taylor 1/24/2006 6:46:37 PM

Very beautiful and beautifully enhanced in PS. Congratulations! #2333869

Jill Flynn 1/24/2006 7:51:46 PM

This is so beautiful. Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN Mick! #2334096

KHAWLA Haddad 1/24/2006 8:02:54 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful 1st place win!! #2334135

Gustavo Márquez 1/24/2006 8:58:59 PM

Good work Mick, Congratulations! #2334407

Renee Doyle 1/24/2006 11:26:32 PM

Fabulous work - Congratulations Mick!!!!
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Mary Clarke 1/25/2006 1:51:30 AM

Many congratulations Mick, super image #2334954

Donna W. Neal 1/25/2006 4:10:48 AM

Congratulations on this fine winner Mick #2335204

Mick Burkey 1/25/2006 10:25:54 AM

Thank you all. I felt great just being a finalist. Given the competition, winning is a fantastic honor. Working on these pictures is great fun and being part of the BetterPhoto.com community is its own reward. Thanks again to you all and all the contestants. #2337020

Monika Sapek 1/25/2006 10:51:40 PM

Love the painterly effect here! Many congratulations on your First Place Win, Mick!
Monika
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Mick Burkey 1/26/2006 9:19:57 AM

Many thanks, Monika. And thank you for stopping by. Congratulations to you, too, for the BIG win! Beautiful picture. #2341405

Keith L. Clayton 1/27/2006 8:32:08 AM

Gorgeous image - Well done and many congrats!! #2345457

Jim Kinnunen 1/29/2006 9:53:04 PM

A big congratulations on this excellent winning image, Mick!:) #2354212

Mick Burkey 1/30/2006 6:32:23 PM

Thanks much, Jim & Keith. And thanks for stopping by to comment! #2357822

Cathy M. Gromball 2/13/2006 10:13:47 AM

Congratulations on your First Place win, Mick!

Cathy :) #2414553

Mick Burkey 2/21/2006 1:09:18 PM

Thank you, Cathy! #2447952

Mick Burkey 2/21/2006 1:09:18 PM

Thank you, Cathy! #2447953

Susan T. Evans 2/21/2006 9:17:46 PM

Congrats Mick on this first place winner, I would love to know what you did here. #2450857

Mick Burkey 2/22/2006 11:53:13 AM

Thank you, Susan.
After adjustment of levels and curves in Photoshop, I used Corel Painter Essentials 3 to "paint" in the effect. I tested a few different paint programs and found this one to work best for me.

BTW, love your work! And thanks for asking about this piece.
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Endre Balogh 2/22/2006 1:47:11 PM

Hi, Mick. Thanks for your comment on my finalist photo and on my website. That prompted me to go visit yours and I was delighted to see that you had shot this wonderful photo. I remember it well from when I first saw it after it took 1st place. Well deserved! It's a real work of art as are all your other photos. Congratulations.
All the best,
Endre #2454129

Jill Odice 2/25/2006 12:44:12 PM

Congrats!!! I see why this won:-) Beautiful work! #2466417

Mick Burkey 2/27/2006 7:13:17 PM

Thank you Endre and Jill! And thank you for visiting my gallery. #2476867

Stephen Zacker 7/27/2006 4:26:09 AM

Your gallery is outstanding, as is this image. A belated Congratulations #3088531

Karen Slagle 7/28/2006 3:47:08 PM

Awesome piece of work and so deserving of a first place win. This reminds me of some old paintings from long ago, in Europe perhaps. You have a very nice gallery full of beautiful images and I will be back to visit again. Thank you, Mick, for taking the time to look and comment on my second place win. #3096413

Susie Peek-Swint 10/28/2006 3:44:17 PM

Another awesome image Mick ~ I love the painterly effect.. you seem to have mastered it so well.. belated congrats again ~ well done! #3515271

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 2/26/2007 4:32:37 PM

Terrific capture, Mick ... love the colors and painterly effects ... steve #3998531

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 2/26/2007 4:32:45 PM

Terrific capture, Mick ... love the colors and painterly effects ... steve #3998532

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 2/26/2007 4:34:27 PM

Whoops, Forgot ... Congratulations on this wonderful 1st place win Mick .... Way-to-go!!!! steve #3998535

Jake 6/21/2007 3:22:32 PM

Congratulations...this is beautiful. This takes me back #4421515

Michael Khoury 8/21/2007 2:56:40 AM

reminiscent of Corot
mk #4676792

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 11/13/2007 10:56:57 AM

WOW, Mick, this is absolutly stunning ... Congrats on your first place award ...

................... steve #5068752

Alex T. Mizuno 3/31/2008 3:57:43 PM

Very impressive work, Mick! It's really like a classic paingting. Grand comp and lighting is gorgeous!! Congratulations on the glorious winning!! #5725160

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Uploaded on 11/25/2005 7:07:19 PM

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner


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