The Real Venice

Uploaded: March 15, 2008 10:40:48


A working neighboorhood away from the tourist crowds.
Edits with PS7.

Exif: F Number: 3.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/125 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 9.50 mm, Model: EX-Z750


Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict March 15, 2008

This is lovely, Mike, I adore the effects.

Dominick #878152

Tarun Bose March 15, 2008

Outstanding composition and excellent clarity. Great shot Mike. #5646111

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe March 15, 2008

beautiful image, Mike!! #5646176

Christian Rosito March 15, 2008

Beautiful, great effects. The colors are fantastic. Good work! #5646183

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe March 15, 2008

Oh, Mike, this is just fabulous!! #5646246

Naintara Jain March 15, 2008

Nice hand-coloured effect, edits are just right. #5646339

Lester A. Garcia March 15, 2008

Nicely done Mike, great composition! #5646538

Renee Doyle level-classic March 15, 2008

Your editing once again is superb Mike!!! Awesome work! #5646627

Patrick Rouzes level-classic March 15, 2008

Outstanding colors, detail, comp, clarity,perspective & effects,Mike!!! Superb work again,my friend!!! #5646652

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna March 15, 2008

Neat image with wonderful effects, Mike!!!!! ♫ k #5646710

Lynne Morris level-classic March 15, 2008

Wow Mike, this is awesome, your effects are fantastic, I love it! #5646741

Joao Martinho March 15, 2008

Imprsesive work on textures. Captures in great style the real mood of Venice! #5646749

Michelle Alton March 15, 2008

Very beautiful work, Mike. Not a scene we see commonly.
Michelle #5646907

Ronald F. Fischer March 15, 2008

WOW, stunningly beautiful capture and PS work! #5647126

Su Sana E. P level-classic March 15, 2008

Excellent POV and treatment on this great capture, Mike!! #5647155

Susan Weisensel March 15, 2008

Really beautiful Mike, love the flowers in the windows and the effects you added. #5647164

Christie R. Bielss March 15, 2008

Really beautiful shot! Gorgeous color and composition! #5647273

Kumiko Parkinson March 15, 2008

like an oil painting...beautiful, Mike! #5647527

Holly J. Jackson March 15, 2008

LOVE what you did with this!!! ; ) #5647732

Gene Spears March 15, 2008

great shot, Mike - nice work! #5647734

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe March 15, 2008

Thanks everyone for your encouraging comments on this image. I've been experimenting trying to come up with new ways to highlight the beautiful Venetian architecture. I am happy to see you enjoyed this treatment. Thanks. #5647788

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 16, 2008

gorgeous Mike... isn't Venice a jewel? #5648044

Bonnie C. Lackey March 16, 2008

This and Rialto Bridge are just the very best, Mike. Your work with these two should be well rewarded! #5650079

Tiia Vissak March 16, 2008

beautiful! #5650156

Kathy Reeves March 16, 2008

Extraordinary!!!!! #5651193

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe March 16, 2008

Thank you Stefania, Bonnie, Tiia and Kathy for your comments. #5651464

Erin Appelbaum March 17, 2008

This is outstanding Mike. Peter #5652394

Evy Johansen level-classic March 17, 2008

WOW.. this is so beautiful, Mike!! I MUST visit Venice!! #5652960

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe March 17, 2008

Thank you very much Peter and Evy. #5653263

Colette M. Metcalf March 18, 2008

Wonderful image and GREAT effects!!! #5657618

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic March 18, 2008

This is a beautiful photo,love the view and color,this can make a beautiful photo to frame.
well done
Ysa #5657788

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe March 18, 2008

Thank you very much Colette and Isabel for your comments. #5658672

Cary Rogers March 18, 2008

Outstanding image composition and POV, great capture of the light, and very nice texture values! #5659260

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe March 18, 2008

Thank you very much Cary. #5659298

Robert Baer March 18, 2008

love the pov of this image and also the ps work. #5661210

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe March 19, 2008

Thank you Justin. #5661418

Debra R. Harder March 20, 2008

WOW, Mike! I LOVE all your Venice images. I know I've said that before, but they are so BEAUTIFUL! I'm going next year and can't wait! FANTASTIC WORK...AS ALWAYS! Deb #5669995

Carolyn M. DAlessandro March 24, 2008

Outstanding in colors,composition overall a wonderful image...Well done!! #5687891

Kathy L. Clark April 21, 2008

Congrats Mike on your wonderful finalist. #5817142

Larry L. Redmon level-deluxe April 21, 2008

Outstanding finalist, Mike! #5817450

Erin Appelbaum April 21, 2008

Congrats on this great finalist Mike. Good luck. Peter #5817632

Stefania Barbier level-addict April 21, 2008


Mike D. Perez level-deluxe April 21, 2008

Thanks everyone for your comments on this image. #5817821

Mike Clime April 21, 2008

Congrats, Mike on your finalist! #5818264

Alex T. Mizuno April 21, 2008

Great capture! Congratulations on the Finalist Mike!! #5818526

Daniella Puente April 21, 2008

Great finalist Mike!!!! #5818584

Susan Heath April 21, 2008

Congratulations Mike! This is beautiful. #5818737

Margaret R. Barry level-classic April 21, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Mike! #5818811

Paul E. Earl April 21, 2008

A Big CONGRATULATIONS for your well deserved finalist! #5819150

Barbara Waldoch level-classic April 21, 2008

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Paul! #5819339

Debra R. Harder April 21, 2008

A HUGE CONGRATS, Mike, on this BEAUTIFUL finalist! Deb #5819988

Ken Smith level-classic April 21, 2008

Very nice effects, MIke. Congrats!! #5819996

Marina Moore April 21, 2008

Congratulations Mike, this is awesome!!! :) #5820052

Colleen Farrell April 21, 2008

So well-deserved--congratulations, Mike! #5820144

Linda D. Lester level-classic April 21, 2008

Just beautiful! Congratulations! #5820153

Renee Doyle level-classic April 21, 2008

Congratulations Mike on this wonderful finalist!!! #5820241

Christian Rosito April 21, 2008

Congratulations Mike, well deserved!! #5820361

Evy Johansen level-classic April 21, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Mike! #5820430

Steve M. Harrington April 21, 2008

Good on you, Mike! A richly deserved finalist.
Steve #5820632

Jessica Jenney April 21, 2008

Congratulations, Mike on your beautiful finalist! #5820658

Sam Britt April 21, 2008

Congratulations, terrific finalist, Mike! #5821013

Cindy Bendush level-classic April 21, 2008

Lovely work Mike! Congratulations on your finalist! #5821086

Melissa G. Meiselman April 21, 2008

WOW..wonderful shot and congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Mike!! #5821518

Mary K. Robison April 21, 2008

Your treatment turned this already eye-catching photo into a true work of art, Mike!
Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, and best of luck to you in the next level up! #5822067

Nadya Johnson April 21, 2008

Absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Mike! #5822235

Gene Spears April 22, 2008

beautiful image - congrats, Mike! #5822372

Hendrik Storme April 22, 2008

Great job Mike!!! Big congrats!!! #5822962

Anita Hogue April 22, 2008

So beautiful, Mike! Congratulations! #5823483

Terry L. Ellis level-classic April 22, 2008

An amazing finalist, Mike! Congratulations! So wonderful! #5825127

Tiia Vissak April 22, 2008

Congratulations! #5825313

Lynne Morris level-classic April 22, 2008

Huge congratulations on this beautiful finalist Mike. #5825492

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe April 22, 2008

Huge congratulations on this awesome finalist Mike!! Best of luck in the next round!! #5825653

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 22, 2008

Excellent work Mike; congrats on your Finalist! Jeff #5826309

Anna Diederich April 23, 2008

Congratulations, Mike! #5829544

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic April 23, 2008

CONGRATULATIOS this is great,very happy for you.

Ysa... #5829660

Patrick Rouzes level-classic April 23, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist,Mike!!! Want to thank you for helping me along the way!!! I appreciate it!!! #5832171

Emile Abbott level-deluxe April 25, 2008

congrats Mike well done. #5841972

Cassie L. Woodlee April 25, 2008

Congrats Mike!!!!!!!!! #5842217

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic April 26, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Mike!,
Amalia #5845930

Graeme yew Chow April 26, 2008

Congratulation Mike. Beautiful POV. #5846147

Linda Blair April 29, 2008

Congratulations...gorgeous image!!!! ☺ #5857970

Cheryl E. Molennor May 04, 2008

Please accept my late congratulations. Mycomputer has been down. #5881918

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