Boulangerie & Bike

© Mick Burkey

Boulangerie & Bike

Uploaded: November 13, 2005


On the Ile St-Louis, Paris, France

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Carla Freitas November 14, 2005

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

Mick Burkey November 14, 2005

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 November 17, 2005

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 November 17, 2005

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 November 18, 2005

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

Mick Burkey November 19, 2005

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

Alisha L. Ekstrom November 20, 2005

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 November 20, 2005

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 November 21, 2005

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 November 21, 2005

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 November 21, 2005

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

Sandra Freyler November 24, 2005

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

Terry L. Ellis level-classic November 24, 2005

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

Mick Burkey November 30, 2005

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 November 30, 2005

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 level-classic March 17, 2006

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

Kay Beausoleil March 23, 2006

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 May 02, 2006

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

Keith L. Clayton May 12, 2006

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

Jessica Jenney May 21, 2006

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

Melissa A. Mannon May 21, 2006

I love this! congratulations! #2794987

Michael S. Baker May 21, 2006

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

She-She Killough May 22, 2006

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 level-deluxe May 23, 2006

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

Jill Odice level-classic May 23, 2006

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

Corinne M. Thompson May 23, 2006

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

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe May 23, 2006

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

Life Expressions May 23, 2006

Congratulations on your First Place Win! #2806999

Janine Russell level-deluxe May 23, 2006

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

Donna W. Neal May 24, 2006

Congratulations on this beautiful and well deserved WINNER Mick #2808410

Jessica Jenney May 24, 2006

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

Michelle Lea Guinn May 24, 2006

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

Lorri Shane May 24, 2006

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

Clemente do Rosario May 24, 2006

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

Vicki Hunt May 24, 2006

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

Keith L. Clayton May 24, 2006

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

Mick Burkey May 24, 2006

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

Terry L. Ellis level-classic May 24, 2006

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

Nobu Nagase May 24, 2006

Congratulations, Mick!!! #2810668

Cathy Barrows May 24, 2006

Congrats on your win...great work #2810718

Helen Green May 24, 2006

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

Joanna Pecha May 24, 2006

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

Wendy Stevenson May 24, 2006

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

Corinne M. Thompson May 24, 2006

Congrats on your 1st Place Win! #2811459

David and Carol Kelly May 24, 2006

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

Kara L. Hendricks May 24, 2006

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

Renee Doyle May 26, 2006

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

Nadya Johnson May 31, 2006

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

Jeffrey Smith June 05, 2006

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

Kay Beausoleil June 12, 2006

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

Carolyn Foster Spano June 12, 2006

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

Allan L. Dy June 12, 2006

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

Stephen Zacker June 21, 2006

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

Lori Carlson June 22, 2006

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

Mary N C. Taitt July 31, 2006

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

Keith L. Clayton August 17, 2006

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

John V. Roscich level-deluxe October 13, 2006

JOHN #3444373

Karen Slagle October 24, 2006

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 October 28, 2006

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 November 28, 2006

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

Vladan D. Djordjevic December 15, 2006

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

Carolyn Foster Spano December 31, 2006

Beautiful and well-deserving winner. #3763236

Robert R. Goodman January 31, 2007

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

Tamera S. Phillips February 26, 2007

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

Steven E. Ray July 31, 2007

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 August 13, 2007

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 September 07, 2007

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

Gregory Allen Collins September 10, 2007

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

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett November 13, 2007

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 January 29, 2008

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

Alex T. Mizuno March 31, 2008

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 July 05, 2008

COngratulations!!! #6143838

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic July 20, 2008

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

Marisol Pastor September 09, 2008

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

Judi Bailey March 12, 2009

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

M.Christine Duncan July 28, 2009

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 August 17, 2010

I love your beautiful portfolio, congratulations!! #8844194

Mary K. Robison May 24, 2011

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 Burnett level-deluxe April 12, 2016

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

Terry A. Stoa April 12, 2016

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

Terry A. Stoa April 12, 2016

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

John D. Roach level-addict April 12, 2016

Excellent...congrats for POTD #11460226

John D. Roach level-addict April 12, 2016

Excellent...congrats for POTD #11460228

Susan D. Royce level-classic April 12, 2016

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

Terry Cervi level-classic April 12, 2016

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

Thomas L Willis April 12, 2016

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

Lydia Williams level-deluxe April 12, 2016

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

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe April 12, 2016

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

Mary K. Robison April 12, 2016

Congrats on the triple Gold, Mick. #11460498

Evy Johansen level-classic April 12, 2016

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

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe April 13, 2016

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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