Montmartre Moment

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Montmartre Moment

Nikki McDonald level-classic 3/12/2008 7:10:05 PM

Previous entry #876172

Nikki McDonald level-classic 3/12/2008 7:21:18 PM

I posted the wrong version this morning. Thanks so much for catching it and letting me know, Eva. This is the version I meant to post.

Thanks so much to everyone for the comments before I discovered the problem.

Peter Appelbaum
You did an awesome job on the pole. I believe I like this version better. It's sharper, well composed and I like the tones better on this one. Peter
3/12/2008 4:40:18 AM

Colette M. Metcalf
Terrific image Nikki!!! Great work!
3/12/2008 4:42:03 AM

Harmeet Singh
This is Beautiful..Awesome work.
3/12/2008 4:49:32 AM

Lynne Morris
I loved this first time round Nikki and really like what you have done with it, great tones and fantastic ps work!
3/12/2008 5:14:41 AM

Les Rhoades
I have always liked this one. Good Luck!
3/12/2008 5:14:47 AM

Errick L. Cameron
super work Nikki
3/12/2008 5:20:39 AM

Joy Rector
wow, super work
3/12/2008 5:49:57 AM

Melinda Schneider
A beautiful scene. Great job straightening that lamp. I love the sepia!!
3/12/2008 5:59:16 AM

Dr. Silly
Wonderful rework. :O)
3/12/2008 7:05:03 AM

Eva Pastor
Nikki -
I love the sepia tone. two versions, I noticed that the second has a light right behind the lovers' heads, whereas the first one does not. I'd prefer to see the second version without that extra street light. Just an opinion.
- Eva
3/12/2008 7:10:04 AM

Katarina Mansson
I have always loved this picture Nikki. Great work and good luck!
3/12/2008 7:2

Jayne Martin 3/12/2008 7:49:34 PM


Colleen Farrell level-classic 3/12/2008 9:27:25 PM

I'm glad it's not more rectangular; I think maybe it would look too squished if it were. I remember this image from the summer, Nikki--it's awesome, and really says "Paris" to me! Excellent job of straightening the lamppost. The sepia tones are gorgeous. #5635109

Tamara K. Walker level-classic 3/12/2008 10:15:23 PM

Beautifully done, it does look like a post card. #5635199

Tocky Bialobrzeski 3/13/2008 4:44:55 AM

I really like this one, Nikki, and have once again learned something new from you. Can you just copy the old discussion when you post a revised photo? As I am revising a lot, that would be great for me. #5636259

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 3/13/2008 2:40:45 PM

Terrific Work NiK
This has to be winner!! #5638615

Corinne M. Thompson 3/13/2008 8:55:26 PM

Fabulous rework Nikki, you done wonderful! #5639871

Erika Haight 3/14/2008 4:37:15 PM

LOve LOve LOve this one Nikki!! Beautiful capture! erika #5643631

Dianna Hauf 3/15/2008 6:21:18 AM

I am envious Nikki! Actually of BOTH moments! Missed Monte Martre when I was visiting Paris and wanted so desperately to see and experience it! WONDERFUL capture of a priceless moment as well as wonderful tones and scenery! You did an awesome job re-editing as well!!! #5645173

Mitch Spence level-classic 3/15/2008 8:12:19 AM

I'm so pleased to see this one again, Nikki. It's always been a favorite. #5645571

Crystal L. Craig 3/15/2008 5:59:40 PM

Oh, fabulous work Nikki! Love this simple moment captured. Great job with the edits and dd work. This should be a winner!! #5647288

Su Sana E. P level-classic 3/15/2008 10:45:47 PM

Nikki, my hats off to you for the work you've done on this. Thank you for sharing the technique as well. This truly deserves attention and I hope that we see this again. #5647948

Susana Ms Heide 4/24/2008 9:56:56 AM

WOWWWW!!! A HUGE CONGRATS to you Nikki for receiving an honorable mention on this fantastic image!!!! You so much deserve it!!! #5835669

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 4/24/2008 11:26:08 AM

I'm so happy for you Nikki, this is an incredible image!!! Congratulations!!! #5836113

Susan Fox 4/24/2008 11:39:27 AM

A big congrats Nikki!!!!!!!!!! #5836226

Christine Czernin level-classic 4/24/2008 12:07:19 PM

Big congratulation, Nikki. Great success. #5836355

Stefania Barbier level-classic 4/24/2008 12:10:13 PM


Mitch Spence level-classic 4/24/2008 12:53:25 PM

Hot stuff. Honorable mention. Good for you. You know this is a favorite of mine. #5836617

Sylvia Rossler 4/24/2008 2:14:17 PM

Big congrats on your wonderful HM winner Nikki :O) #5837046

Ken Smith level-classic 4/24/2008 3:28:02 PM

Way to go, Nikki. that green button looks great!! #5837297

Nadya Johnson 4/24/2008 6:48:35 PM

A huge Congrats Nikki, on your Honorable Mention! #5838064

Pat Gamwell 4/24/2008 7:04:19 PM

WTG, girl! LOVE this shot! #5838130

Leslie McLain level-classic 4/24/2008 7:43:34 PM

Love this shot. Well deserved winner. Congratulations. #5838320

Katarina Mansson 4/24/2008 10:49:01 PM

WTG Nikki - big congratulations! #5838661

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic 4/24/2008 10:50:27 PM

Great image and well deserved. Congratulations. JP #5838664

Lori Carlson 4/26/2008 9:41:25 AM

I adore this capture and the tone of it all, Nikki! Great work! :0) #5844606

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic 4/26/2008 8:16:31 PM

Big Congratulations Nikki!, It is a great image!,
Amalia #5846084

Tamara K. Walker level-classic 4/28/2008 7:57:25 PM


MELODIE C. ROBERTS 4/30/2008 4:28:13 AM

Didn't see the Green!!
Well I was right ;0) #5861589

Ross Throndson 5/2/2008 6:50:43 AM

I remember this Beauty.....Belated Congratulations, Nikki.....Great Image!! #5873022

Jeana Clark 5/7/2008 10:50:19 AM

I'm so sorry to be so behind in congratulating you Nikki!!!
This is FANTASATIC!!!!


~J~ #5895822

Candice L. Carter 5/7/2008 6:18:46 PM

A very moving find! Brillant capture! #5897281

Carol Teal 5/12/2008 10:38:23 PM

I really like this version a lot Nikki...such wonderful tones! And a BIG congrats on your honorable mention! #5915520

Corinne M. Thompson 5/13/2008 10:48:08 AM

Congrats on the HM Nikki! #5917804

Tocky Bialobrzeski 5/17/2008 6:13:17 PM

Hey, Nikki, I see you got recognized in both free and cash contests....I'll bet that's unusual. Although it should have been a first place in both of them to my mind. #5935950

Jean E. Hildebrant 5/20/2008 7:50:29 AM

Wow, Nikki, you did an awesome job of straightening the pole! Love the sepia for this too! Congrat's on your honorable Mention!!! #5951140

Karen Rahlf 5/23/2008 9:40:45 PM

This is a beautiful shot and the sepia tone is perfect. Montmartre is the most picturesque part of Paris. Just so romantic! #5969461

Karen Rahlf 7/7/2008 12:03:19 PM

I'm from Paris, and I really love this shot! Great job here! So Parisian indeed! #6150515

Jayne Martin 4/2/2009 8:27:11 PM

Just admiring your gallery again...this is one of my favs...did my daughter ever thank you for this one??? I don't think she did, but thank you so very much for giving her this!!! You truly are gifted, Nikki, my friend!! #7366074

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 10/19/2009 7:23:27 PM

Such a beautiful image and romantic moment!
~♥~lisa #8051451

Renata Gusciora 2/13/2010 6:01:24 AM

Wonderful scene capture,Nikki!Great tones and story!:-) #8378643

Yulianto Soeroso 2/13/2010 8:15:40 AM

congrateulate and nice work #8378945

Amy M. Wilson 2/13/2010 9:22:47 AM

Beautiful story-telling image with great comp and tones, an excellent MT entry, Nikki! #8379124

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 2/13/2010 10:19:58 AM

Congratulations on this, it is so romantic and you can feel the excitement of the couple. So much in Love! Great shot! #8379213

Mitch Spence level-classic 2/13/2010 10:24:25 AM

This shot is a big favorite of mine, and I think it's excellent for the theme. I wish it well. #8379223

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/13/2010 11:30:01 AM

I love it Nikki! I think it should be a winner!

jo ann c. #8379319

Jeana Clark 2/13/2010 6:05:06 PM

Awesome shot Nikki!!
Nice to see again....
Terrific for the MT!!!
Good Luck!!!

~J~ #8379916

Leslie McLain level-classic 2/14/2010 4:59:24 AM

Love this image and the sepia tones, Nikki. So very Paris. #8380694

Patti Coblentz level-classic 2/14/2010 10:53:21 AM

Paris epitomized and perfect MT absolute winner in my book! I love the POV and incredible details/ all works beautifully in the sepia tones!

Patti #8381499

Jayne Martin level-classic 2/19/2010 2:04:25 AM

Still see a winning capture, Nikki!! #8393467

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 3/17/2010 4:38:12 AM

A wonderful capture of the moment. Like the pov, sepia and your DD work to make the pole look right. The square composition also works very well here. An apt MT entry. Good luck, Nikki.

UB. #8461105

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic 3/26/2010 12:53:50 PM

You got it! I told you so!! Congrats! #8482545

Amy M. Wilson level-classic 3/26/2010 1:39:23 PM

Huge congratulations on your wonderful and well-deserved Finalist, Nikki!!! #8482872

Christine Czernin level-classic 3/26/2010 2:22:01 PM

Bingo, Nikki. Now finally they recognized how great capture that is. Congratulation. #8483255

Mitch Spence level-classic 3/26/2010 2:46:04 PM

France it is again. Excellent. My pick all the way. #8483456

Christopher Budny level-classic 3/26/2010 3:25:09 PM

So, so, so happy to see this get Finalist! Congratulations, Nikki! #8483759

Patti Coblentz level-classic 3/26/2010 3:50:32 PM

One of my all time favorites, Nikki...congratulations on your superb finalist!!

Patti #8483964

Jessica Jenney level-classic 3/26/2010 4:34:24 PM

Congratulatuions, Nikki on your fantastic finalist! #8484284

Gord MacEachern level-classic 3/26/2010 5:13:53 PM

A big congratulations Nikki! #8484604

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 3/26/2010 5:47:28 PM

WTG, I know how much you like this one. CONGRATZ Nikki. Hope this gets you the GOLD too! #8484866

Leslie McLain level-classic 3/26/2010 5:48:49 PM

Congrats on all your wonderful finalists, Nikki. #8484879

Erika Haight level-classic 3/26/2010 6:55:00 PM

I meant what I said before... absolutely beautiful! Way to go NIkki! #8485434

Jeana Clark 3/26/2010 7:00:39 PM

On To The Next Roudn For A WIN!!!

~J~ #8485479

Joanna Madloch 3/26/2010 7:55:20 PM

Nikki, congratulations on your beautiful finalists. I particularly like this one. Wonderful find, full of good vibes. #8485763

Ken Smith level-classic 3/26/2010 8:52:25 PM

Your perservance paid off, Nikki! Congrats to you!! #8485907

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 3/26/2010 10:46:20 PM

Congratlations..beautiful image. #8486106

Katarina Mansson 3/27/2010 4:42:51 AM

Congratulations on your finalists this month Nikki and good luck next! #8486538

Tamara K. Walker level-classic 3/27/2010 8:31:49 AM


Susan M. Campbell 3/27/2010 9:21:46 AM

Another wonderful shot....congrats!! #8487378

Patricia Seidler 3/27/2010 9:29:11 AM

Beautiful Nikki. Congratulations! Your persistance paid off. #8487417

Kate Jackson level-classic 3/27/2010 9:54:30 AM

Well done you for your perseverance. Perfect for the theme! I am enjoying both versions! #8487493

Debra R. Harder 3/27/2010 10:19:57 AM

I really love this scene, Nikki! The tones are absolutely fabulous. Congratulations on another brilliant finalist!! Deb #8487672

Courtenay Vanderbilt 3/27/2010 10:21:39 AM

Congratulations, Nikki!! #8487681

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/27/2010 1:31:29 PM

Wowza! Awesome finalist Nikki!

jo ann c #8488045

Elida Gutierrez 3/27/2010 5:45:43 PM


Jayne Martin 3/28/2010 12:17:21 AM

Laney is thrilled, as am I!! WINNER!!! #8489267

Renee Doyle level-classic 3/28/2010 12:28:16 AM

Worth all the effort Nikki!!! Super finalist - congratulations!!! #8489308

Tammy L. Newcomb 3/28/2010 9:33:38 AM

Absolutely awesome and congratulations on a well deserved finalist. #8490175

Rona L. Schwarz 3/28/2010 10:12:32 AM

Terrific composition and perfect for the MT, Nikki! Glad you persevered on this one - and thanks for sharing your DD details. Masterful! Congratulations and good luck in the next round! #8490230

Carol L. Fowler 3/28/2010 1:50:46 PM

Wonderful Finalist! Congrats! #8490619

Anita Hogue 3/28/2010 2:49:07 PM

It sure is wonderful, Nikki! Congratulations! #8490804

Mitch Spence level-classic 3/28/2010 3:01:12 PM

You know what? I looked at them both again. I have always been thoroughly taken with both shots. The shot captures a strong and utterly engaging story-telling moment, at a wonderful place and from a wonderful perspective. And I know that you changed things and did lens corrrections things and all like that. And I know that you changed the tone too, and stuff and stuff. But really, it's the moment that's important. And I honestly don't know that the second, the finalist, is better really. It is just great as it is originally. I'm pleased though that this finally has been recognized for the wonderful capture of the moment that it is. #8490826

Graham Robards level-classic 3/28/2010 9:27:20 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist Nikki, best of Luck in the next round. Sorry I'm late, just got home from travelling. ~Pat #8491898

Boyd L. Alexander 3/29/2010 7:22:22 AM

A big Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist Nikki!! This really blew me away! (Dont't you just love Paris!!) #8493444

Karen Celella level-classic 3/31/2010 10:34:28 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist that tells a heart warming story in a beautiful setting, Nikki. #8500572

Joseph T. Pilonero level-classic 4/18/2010 7:01:27 PM

When I saw this before I thought, what great feeling this has! Glad to see it here as a Finalist. TED #8544832

Rona L. Schwarz 4/18/2010 8:46:40 PM

Congratulations on another very special Finalist, Nikki, and good luck in the next round! #8545901

LeAnn Wood 4/20/2013 1:23:18 PM

Nikki, I am just discovering your amazing work...this is a wonderful capture from one of my favorite spots on earth! Thank you for your supportive comments to me! #10660622

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The setting and the couple are quintessentially Parisian.
Originally entered in July, 2007, and later revised, I entered this version in March, 2008. It did not pick up the EP so I entered it in the cash contest where it got an honorable mention. Thought I'd try it in Monthly Theme -- this looks like the ultimate friendship to me :) Re-submitted 02/13/10
Category: Monthly Theme

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 4000/1000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, ISO: 64,64, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 8.90 mm, Model: KODAK P712 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA

Uploaded on 3/12/2008 7:08:39 PM Photo Contest Finalist

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