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Design in White

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Design in White
Design in White
EFS17-85 @35mm, f/5, 1/15th, ISO100, -.3ev
While waiting in line to climb the main stairs at Catherine Palace, I noticed the simple but elegant white plaster ceiling work.
07/10 Finalist - Theme (Circle)

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Marilyn Cornwell
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    WOW!!


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7/13/2009 5:52:42 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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So glad you like it, Marilyn!


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7/14/2009 5:41:17 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Great eye for seeing this Chris -I love the simplicity, but the differences in tonality from the curves in the ceiling and the impact of the light!


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8/16/2009 9:22:03 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Michelle!


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8/16/2009 11:28:32 AM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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I saw your post on hopefuls Christopher so I came looking to find it! The composition is wonderful and the exposure truly shows the exquisit craftmanship of this ceiling! Wow, Russia, what an amazing adventure for you!


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8/17/2009 3:58:16 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Great graphic design and details, simply beautiful Chris!


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8/17/2009 8:36:34 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Joannie & Donna... I held my breath for this one, but alas, it didn't make it...


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8/17/2009 3:38:58 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Wonderful curves, lines, and tones, Chris!!
HTD!

Patti


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4/20/2010 3:51:28 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Lovely design elements and white tones. HTD Chris!


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4/20/2010 3:57:43 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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This is a beauty of a capture, I wouldn't stop re-subbing either! Good luck, HTD!

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4/20/2010 4:22:32 AM

 
Pat and Graham Robards
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These lines are so very elegant Chris, hope to see it again. HTD! ~Pat


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4/20/2010 5:13:47 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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Wonderful comp...

Happy Theme Day


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4/20/2010 6:39:24 AM

 
Naomi Weiser
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great catch, HTD!


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4/20/2010 6:40:29 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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A most effective understated design image, Chris.


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4/20/2010 7:38:40 AM

 
David Phalen
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Simply beautiful!! HTD!!


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4/20/2010 9:05:14 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Gorgeous, Chris! HTD!


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4/20/2010 9:41:44 AM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Wonderful white design Chris!


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4/20/2010 9:56:20 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Superb Chris, well captured!


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4/20/2010 10:33:33 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Many thanks folks, for having a peek! Best of luck!


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4/20/2010 6:47:23 PM

 
Susana Heide
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REMARKABLE entry!! I like it very much Chris!!


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4/20/2010 11:11:04 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks so much, Susana!


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4/21/2010 4:28:19 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Congratulations Chris on your 101 White Theme win. :O)


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4/22/2010 1:11:10 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on your 101 theme win, Chris..this is a fantastic image!!

Patti


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4/22/2010 2:49:53 PM

 
Karen E. Baumann
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Congratulations, Chris, on your White theme win!!!


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4/22/2010 3:29:30 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks so much, Doc, Patti & Karen! I'm thrilled this one was voted a winner, despite never advancing in the BP contest!


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4/22/2010 5:23:06 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats, Chris.


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4/22/2010 6:55:18 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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CONGRATZ. on a well deserved Win in the White Theme at 101. Good luck at BP too!!

UB.


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4/22/2010 9:37:57 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Congrats on your elegant win Chris!


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4/22/2010 11:14:51 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Many thanks, folks!


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4/23/2010 4:55:54 AM

 
Teri Klinger
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great win and congrats!!!! love the pure white with a little bit of texture!


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4/24/2010 4:38:31 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, Teri!


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4/24/2010 6:33:56 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Making this my favorite of your April entries, Chris -- just love the subtle white on white patterns and lines here. Exposure is right on. My other favorites were Washington DC (an oft photographed monument and reflection, beautifully framed by the cherry blossoms and the whole is perfectly composed), Love Detail (I know it did not score an EP but I would encourage you to resubmit) and Still Life with Ties (I know the set-up is not yours but I just love it and the bold colors, too, and your exposure and framing are right on). Good luck


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5/12/2010 7:21:09 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks so much, Nikki--love reading your monthly Fav's post! I've entered this several times; not sure white-on-white does as well as bold color at BP!


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5/12/2010 7:30:31 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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You know how pleased I am to see this one, Chris -- way to keep the faith on a wonderful and sophisticated image. It is stunning in its simplicity. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round.


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8/13/2010 12:25:58 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Already a fave, Glad to see this get its due recognition, Chris. Hope it goes further in the contest!

UB.


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8/13/2010 12:32:56 PM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Congratulations Chris on this stunning capture!


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8/13/2010 1:43:30 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Hey hey hey...I picked this beauty as my favorite...so glad it got the recognition it deserves...congratulations, Chris!!!


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8/13/2010 6:37:51 PM

 
Claudine Grove
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Congrats!!


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8/13/2010 6:52:54 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations again!


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8/13/2010 7:43:06 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very much! So happy to see this make it, after 5 resubs...


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8/14/2010 5:05:59 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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We are very happy with this finalist, yes, we are. :)) Couldn't happen to a better image. So glad too that you get to hang around home now.


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8/14/2010 12:40:20 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Mitch---yes, I'm very happy to see a badge on this one, as I've "believed in it" for a very long time... guess it just took the right category to come along...


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8/14/2010 2:30:48 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your finalist Chris, excellent!


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8/14/2010 6:47:43 PM

 
Naomi Weiser
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great catch, congrats


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8/15/2010 12:22:38 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you!


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8/15/2010 5:14:36 AM

 
Ken Smith
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You had a nice month, Chris. Good idea to resbumit this one!


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8/15/2010 1:07:20 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks Ken... it was a good month, not just for a few Finalists, but because 3 of the 4 were resubmits---I always feel a little extra happy when that happens!


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8/15/2010 3:17:00 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Congratulations again Chris!!!
EXCELLENT!!! :)


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8/15/2010 7:13:02 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, Datha!


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8/16/2010 3:03:38 AM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations on your win!


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8/16/2010 2:39:13 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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CONGRATULATIONS!


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8/16/2010 2:58:24 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Way to go, Chris -- I am especially pleased to see the gold on this one. Congratulations.


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8/16/2010 3:25:05 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Fantastic July Winner, Chris! :-) k


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8/16/2010 3:48:58 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations on this intriguing win, Christopher!


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8/16/2010 4:04:14 PM

 
Mick Burkey
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Congrats on your win, Chris. Very nicely done!


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8/16/2010 4:11:15 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on this outstanding win, Chris!!


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8/16/2010 4:11:59 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Incredible white on white photo, Chris!! Congratulations on this winner!!!


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8/16/2010 4:25:48 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving
SECOND PLACE WINNER! 8o)


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8/16/2010 4:40:14 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats :)


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8/16/2010 5:04:39 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big congratulations on this 2nd place win, Chris!


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8/16/2010 6:46:29 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all VERY much! This is one of my top favorite images from a trip to Russia last year, and as I think I said earlier in this thread, it has been through 5 resubmits to get here...! So I'm especially proud of this one!


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8/16/2010 7:30:07 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Glad to see this get gold, Chris...congrats again!


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8/16/2010 8:06:55 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Glad to see this with A Golden badge, Chris, and kudos to your perseverance!

UB.


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8/16/2010 11:08:34 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, guys!


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8/17/2010 4:00:41 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! !


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8/17/2010 6:39:41 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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WTG Chris - big congratulations!


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8/17/2010 8:49:50 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Certainly should be a gold winner, Chris. Congratulations on the image and on your belief in it.


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8/17/2010 9:16:10 AM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Congratulations Chris on your Gold win!!!


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8/17/2010 9:20:33 AM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Stunningly simple and perfect exposure with great light, patterns, and tones, Chris! No wonder it made Gold! HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS!!


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8/17/2010 10:05:36 AM

 
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Great eye and excellent capture Chris!!! Congrats to you on this wonderful winner!!


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8/17/2010 12:16:04 PM

 
Don Johnson
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Congratulations! (again! -- this is getting tiresome). You are so much better than the rest of us mortals it is amazing. You have a wonderful talent. Your eye for photography is simply outstanding!


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8/17/2010 1:26:52 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very much...!
And Don, you're just WAY, WAY too kind and definitely prone to exaggeration!


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