Boulangerie & Bike
Uploaded: November 13, 2005
On the Ile St-Louis, Paris, France
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Carla Freitas November 14, 2005I love this!!! It has a casual, but Old World, feel to it that is very enchanting!!! #344068
Mick Burkey November 14, 2005Carla, 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.
Tina Davidson November 17, 2005Mick - 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, 2005Thank 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, 2005Very beautiful!!!! I could see this photo/painting hanging framed on a wall.
Mick Burkey November 19, 2005Thanks, Cherie, for the fine compliment. I'm flattered you see it that way. #2096448
Alisha L. Ekstrom November 20, 2005WOW...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, 2005Mick, 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, 2005Alisha, 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: www.corel.com.
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, 2005Mick, 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, 2005Ah, yes. We have those in San Francisco as well. #2104097
Sandra Freyler November 24, 2005Beautiful image that should be framed! Great shot, Mick! #2117822
Terry L. Ellis November 24, 2005Very striking and charming image, Mick! Love the feel! Excellent work! #2117831
Mick Burkey November 30, 2005Thanks, 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, 2005Thanks, 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 March 17, 2006What a wonderful image! I like everything about this. You have a very lovely gallery Mick, full of great images! #2544321
Kay Beausoleil March 23, 2006What 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, 2006Simply beautiful - like the rest of your gallery :) #2717447
Keith L. Clayton May 12, 2006Awesome art effects here!! I think this is great! #2756807
Jessica Jenney May 21, 2006So gorgeous Mick! Congratulations on this finalist image! #2794150
Melissa A. Mannon May 21, 2006I love this! congratulations! #2794987
Michael S. Baker May 21, 2006Really a beautiful capture, Mick! Good luck in the next round!
She-She Killough May 22, 2006Mick, 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!
Jim Kinnunen May 23, 2006Well this definitely looks like a painting...a very, very nice painting, Mick! Everything about it is wonderful! Congratulations!!!!! #2804443
Jill Odice May 23, 2006WEll you know already that I love this, congrats on your finalist! #2806105
Corinne M. Thompson May 23, 2006Congrats on reciving a Finalist for this wonderful image! #2806573
Jim Kinnunen May 23, 2006Congrats on this big win, Mick!!!! #2806918
Life Expressions May 23, 2006Congratulations on your First Place Win! #2806999
Janine Russell May 23, 2006Mick, excellent tones, lighting, composition and effects; congratulations on your First Place win. #2807057
Donna W. Neal May 24, 2006Congratulations on this beautiful and well deserved WINNER Mick #2808410
Jessica Jenney May 24, 2006Congratualtions again, Mick on your wonderful First Place Win!!!! #2808499
Michelle Lea Guinn May 24, 2006Beautiful image Mick!!! Congratulations on your First place win!!! mlg~ #2808953
Lorri Shane May 24, 2006Nicely accomplished art work. CONGRATULATIONS on your first place win,
Clemente do Rosario May 24, 2006Excellent art work! Congratulations on your first place win. #2809721
Vicki Hunt May 24, 2006This should be hanging in my living room! I love it! Thanks for all the info on it, too! #2810019
Keith L. Clayton May 24, 2006This is a beautiful image and is so deserving of the 1st place win!! Great job, Mick! #2810204
Mick Burkey May 24, 2006Thank you all so much. Your encouraging words are an inspiration. #2810302
Terry L. Ellis May 24, 2006Breathtaking work, Mick! Congratulations on this very striking first place win! #2810618
Nobu Nagase May 24, 2006Congratulations, Mick!!! #2810668
Cathy Barrows May 24, 2006Congrats on your win...great work #2810718
Helen Green May 24, 2006Congratulations 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, 2006Wonderful transformation on this! Hope you print it on canvas!! Congratulations on a superb winner!! #2810992
Wendy Stevenson May 24, 2006Congratulations Mike on this exquisite First Place win. Love the old feel and beautiful colours!! Bravo! #2811292
Corinne M. Thompson May 24, 2006Congrats on your 1st Place Win! #2811459
David and Carol Kelly May 24, 2006Just beautiful. Congratulations on your much deserved win. #2811497
Kara L. Hendricks May 24, 2006Congratulations Mick on this stunning FIRST PLACE winner... You deserve it... WOW!!! #2811718
Renee Doyle May 26, 2006Congratulations on this fantastic First Place Winner Mick!!!!! Wonderful work!!!
Nadya Johnson May 31, 2006A huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING First Place Winner, Mick! Absolutely stunning work!! #2836301
Jeffrey Smith June 05, 2006Nicely done. Congrats on your first place!!! Well deserved. #2856898
Kay Beausoleil June 12, 2006Wonderful to see this image as a well-deserved first place winner, Mick -- congratulations!! #2886855
Carolyn Foster Spano June 12, 2006This is amazing and a well-deserved winner! #2886916
Allan L. Dy June 12, 2006Absolute winner Mick! Congratulations. Your gallery is fantastic! = ) #2887823
Stephen Zacker June 21, 2006I agree. you have an amazing eye and gallery. Congratulations on this win #2927833
Lori Carlson June 22, 2006Congratulations Mick!! Such wonderful tones, feel and effects to this terrific piece of work!! :0) #2936663
Mary N C. Taitt July 31, 2006Fabulous, Mick, congratulations, I totally love this. Mary :-D #3108144
Keith L. Clayton August 17, 2006This is such a favorite of mine - So well done!! #3178065
John V. Roscich October 13, 2006BEAUTIFUL MICK
Karen Slagle October 24, 2006This 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, 2006I 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!
Kate Jackson November 28, 2006Very belated congrats on this wonderful painting Mick! I entirely agree with Susie! #3643601
Vladan D. Djordjevic December 15, 2006Magic and romantic photo! Great composition, effects, colors. #3704489
Carolyn Foster Spano December 31, 2006Beautiful and well-deserving winner. #3763236
Robert R. Goodman January 31, 2007And a late congratulations on this Beautiful win,Mick!!!!!!!! #3897474
Tamera S. Phillips February 26, 2007Wow! I love this shot. The effects are perfectly applied. Congrats on this winner. #3999234
Steven E. Ray July 31, 2007Your 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, 2007I 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, 2007Gorgeous! The effects are just perfect for this lovely scene! #4760738
Gregory Allen Collins September 10, 2007Verynice Mick, it reminds me of a painting I saw once, very well done! #4774251
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett November 13, 2007Love 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, 2008I'm a little late to but Congratulations on this fantastic winner!!!! #5415461
Alex T. Mizuno March 31, 2008I'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, 2008COngratulations!!! #6143838
Lisa J. Boulden July 20, 2008Spectacular work!!!
Marisol Pastor September 09, 2008Beautiful image ... you have captured the parisian ambiance so well. Congratulations on this wonderful piece of art. #6431879
Judi Bailey March 12, 2009Love it....beautiful image and very talented artwork...!! Late congrats on first place win!! :-)) #7276720
M.Christine Duncan July 28, 2009Coulda 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, 2010I love your beautiful portfolio, congratulations!! #8844194
Mary K. Robison May 24, 2011Yes, that's the "real" Paris, all right...and your DDR painting on this lovely capture produced a true work of art, Mick.
Teresa Burnett April 12, 2016Wonderful capture and treatment, Mick!! Huge Congratulations on your Winner, ATEP and POTD!! #11460113
Terry A. Stoa April 12, 2016Wow, Mick - this makes me want to get back to Paris again. Congratulations on your fine POTD gold badge! #11460224
Terry A. Stoa April 12, 2016Wow, Mick - this makes me want to get back to Paris again. Congratulations on your fine POTD gold badge! #11460225
John D. Roach April 12, 2016Excellent...congrats for POTD #11460226
John D. Roach April 12, 2016Excellent...congrats for POTD #11460228
Susan D. Royce April 12, 2016My favorite type of photo! Congrats on your POTD! #11460233
Terry Cervi April 12, 2016Fantastic work, Mick! Congrats on your POTD! #11460287
Thomas L Willis April 12, 2016A delightful image that fits with all the accolades it is receiving. #11460317
Lydia Williams April 12, 2016Wow, great image. Congratulations on all three golds!! #11460422
Heather Loewenhardt April 12, 2016Love the textured feel of this wonderful image. Congrats on POTD! #11460483
Mary K. Robison April 12, 2016Congrats on the triple Gold, Mick. #11460498
Evy Johansen April 12, 2016Lovely image, Mich! Congratulations on three gold badges!! #11460519
Patricia A. Casey April 13, 2016Guess 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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