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The Blizzard of 2010 hit the D.C. area yesterday (still continuing today) bringing 18-24 inches of snow!
I took this exposure from my balcony on the 6th floor, looking directly down to the condo's pool terrace steps and potted trees.
5/10 Finalist - DD

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Cathy Barrows
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    pool?...lol I love the simplicity of this shot...excellent hi-key


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2/6/2010 6:14:43 AM

 
Maria Morrow
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Really great image in its simplicity and starkness. For once, a major snowstorm is going to miss us up here in Western New York:) There should be some great photographic opportunites for you this week.. Good luck!


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2/6/2010 6:36:53 AM

 
William C. Raco
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I love the stark simplicity and excellent composition.
We avoided the worst of the storm, but still have 7 or 8 inches of new snow


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2/6/2010 7:26:52 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Wonderful capture, Christopher! We got lucky with only 6 to 8 inches. But it sure is beautiful!


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2/6/2010 8:59:18 AM

 
Joy Rector
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beautiful


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2/6/2010 10:23:14 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Very cool, Chris. I like the stark simplicity of this image a lot.


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2/6/2010 10:49:22 AM

 
Teri Klinger
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SO COOL Chris! love it - great comp. looks great!


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2/6/2010 12:03:44 PM

 
Dr Silly
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Cool, or is it cold. :O)


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2/6/2010 12:48:40 PM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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Simplicity at its best!


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2/6/2010 12:51:49 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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I love this, Christopher! It's very zen!


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2/6/2010 1:33:11 PM

 
Pat and Graham Robards
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Love it! ~Pat


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2/6/2010 8:35:15 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Zen says it all! I love love LOVE this Chris! An instant favorite...and I hope winner at BP!


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2/7/2010 12:33:40 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very much for the enthusiastic responses on this one! The storm is now over, as of about 6pm Saturday night, and this morning is a bright, sunny, gorgeous day, with a total of about 18" on the ground at my home.


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2/7/2010 5:50:13 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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I can't think of anything other than is said alredy.
Beautiful in it's minimalism.


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2/7/2010 8:19:17 AM

 
Karen E. Baumann
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Very cool, Christopher... love the hi key effect!


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2/7/2010 8:29:29 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you both, Christine & Karen!


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2/7/2010 9:29:19 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Outfreakinstanding!!


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3/18/2010 12:23:06 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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VERY COOL Chris!! I like this alot!!


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3/18/2010 12:26:34 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you both very much...! Carolyn, I love your comment!! :)


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3/18/2010 1:12:29 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Great design elements Chris, nicely done!


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3/18/2010 4:14:44 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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A great eye to see this and framed as you've done here. Absolutely lovely work. Good luck, Christopher!

UB.


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3/18/2010 8:42:28 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you both! Fingers crossed...


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3/19/2010 6:26:18 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Creative and very COOL! (no pun intended)
Smiles, Lisa


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3/21/2010 3:49:22 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Lisa! :)


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3/22/2010 4:57:26 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Greatly seen and wisely captured :-)Congratulations, just beautiful!


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3/22/2010 8:35:27 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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YES!!! Congratulations on your fav win Chris!


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3/22/2010 8:40:45 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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Congrats on your 101 fav win!!


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3/22/2010 9:01:53 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congrats on your 101 fav! Awesome job!


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3/22/2010 9:18:35 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Congrats Chris on your 101 monthly favorite win. :O)


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3/22/2010 9:43:42 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Congrats Chris... I know you love this one!!!


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3/22/2010 9:57:49 AM

 
Chuck Bruton
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Nice image
Congratulations!


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3/22/2010 10:56:38 AM

 
Chuck Bruton
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Nice image
Congratulations!


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3/22/2010 10:56:52 AM

 
Sonya L. Hatfield-Hall
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Congratultions!

This is a stunning image. I love it!


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3/22/2010 2:55:41 PM

 
Jane Holestine
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Very eye-catching image. Congrats on the 101 fav win!


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3/22/2010 3:39:27 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations Chris, way cool!


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3/22/2010 6:03:46 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very, very much! I am thrilled to have my image voted a 101 group favorite! (And thanks again, Katarina, for nominating it in the first place!!)


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3/23/2010 5:56:52 AM

 
Bunny Snow
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This is lovely for its simplicity and composition. Congratulations for being a 101 group favorite.


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3/23/2010 6:38:52 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks so much, Bunny!


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3/23/2010 10:47:22 AM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Chris - Congratulations on your PG101 Monthly Favorite win! - Mike


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3/23/2010 5:05:56 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Mike!


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3/24/2010 4:34:09 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Resub for sure Chris! Not sure which category you tried but, try a different one, but this one deserves more recognition!! Love it!


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3/26/2010 1:43:15 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks Michelle... I may resub, but I've grown (finally!) a little disillusioned with the BP contest recently... I am thinking I may take a break from entering after March. We'll see!


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3/26/2010 2:36:32 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on this awesome finalist!! :)


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6/7/2010 2:13:47 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Glad you resubmitted Chris!! Congratulations!


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6/7/2010 4:41:02 PM

 
Rolando Rosito
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Distinctive finalist Chris! congratulations!


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6/7/2010 5:00:49 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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So happy to see this get the credit it deserves -it's gorgeous!! Congratulations Chris!


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6/7/2010 6:27:23 PM

 
Kelly Heaton
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Beautiful! Congratulations!


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6/7/2010 7:07:19 PM

 
Naomi Weiser
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very cool, congrats!


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6/8/2010 12:20:25 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Yes yes yes! This is one of my all time favorites of yours (as you proabably have understood by now ;). Super congrats and good luck next!

I love the simplicity, graphics and the clever title!


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6/8/2010 6:44:34 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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Many congratulations,Chris.
I love the high key and simplicity. Good luck.


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6/8/2010 10:37:16 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Chris!


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6/8/2010 11:30:06 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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I'm as happy as you all are, to see this make Finalist after a few attempts... thanks so much!


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6/8/2010 3:52:46 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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What a unique and wonderful snow image...love it! Congratulations on your finalist, Chris!

Patti


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6/8/2010 3:54:12 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Good to see this as a Finalist, Chris. Hope to see this get GOLDEN soon!

UB.


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6/8/2010 10:49:39 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you Patti & Usman!


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6/9/2010 3:48:23 AM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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Beautiful Finalist, Chris! Stunning work!!


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6/9/2010 5:51:31 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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It's a favorite image of mine, Chris. Delighted to see it among the finalists.


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6/9/2010 9:32:24 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your win :)


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6/9/2010 3:56:57 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on your fantastic win, Chris!!

Patti


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6/9/2010 4:07:41 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations Chris!


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6/9/2010 4:08:11 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on your awesome 2nd place win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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6/9/2010 4:35:21 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations!!!! Told you so...I do so love being right...ROFL!!! Whoo hoo!!!! Doing my happy dance!!!


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6/9/2010 5:35:34 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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LOL @ Michelle!!!! Big congratulations on this wonderful winner Chris!!!


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6/9/2010 5:59:49 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big Congrats on this second place winner, Chris!


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6/9/2010 6:14:24 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Outstanding Chris, I'm pleased that you WON!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!


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6/9/2010 6:15:04 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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BIG Congrats for this beautiful winner!!!!!


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6/9/2010 6:16:34 PM

 
Rolando Rosito
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Congratulations Chris! great winner!


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6/9/2010 6:32:16 PM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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Love it congrats on your wonderful win


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6/9/2010 6:32:18 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all so much for the good cheer! Another case of perseverance paying off---this went nowhere until this third resubmitted attempt (unaltered resubmits, directly from my Member Center, in case anyone is curious.) My mom will be thrilled when I tell her, as this is one of her all-time favorite images I've shot.


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6/9/2010 7:02:26 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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Being your moms favorite makes this winner extra special....Well Done!!!
Huge congratulations for your fantastic win Chris!!!!!!

~J~


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6/9/2010 8:00:59 PM

 
Pat and Graham Robards
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I remember this one well the first time you put it in Chris. I loved it then as I do now!


Huge congratulations. ~Pat


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6/9/2010 8:06:37 PM

 
Bunny Snow
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So, this is where everyone is hiding out in the snow with your fantastic winner. Congratulations, Chris!
~Bunny


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6/9/2010 8:09:31 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Big congrats Chris, fabulous wintry scenic!


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6/9/2010 9:21:59 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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I knew it!!! Superb!!! Congrats Chris!!!


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6/9/2010 11:09:50 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Better late than never, Chris. CONGRATZ on your splendid WINNER!

UB.


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6/10/2010 2:05:38 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks so much, folks!


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6/10/2010 3:18:00 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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A favorite takes the gold. Hooray for you, Chris.


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6/10/2010 6:25:06 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations, Chris, on your win for this starkly excellent image!


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6/10/2010 7:51:30 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you very much, Mitch & Kay!


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6/10/2010 2:10:36 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Terrific Chris, congratulations!


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6/12/2010 7:51:14 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Claudia!


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6/12/2010 3:43:37 PM

 
Mick Burkey
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Great design and execution, Chris! Congratulations on the win. Very happy this was recognized.


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6/16/2010 1:00:26 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Mick... I never thought to enter it in Digital Darkroom until this third time---I really didn't do enough editing/revisoin to it (in my opinion) to call it a Darkroom creation---but then I thought maybe it looks that way to others...


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6/17/2010 7:25:59 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Christopher on your Win!!!

Dominick


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6/17/2010 11:23:34 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Dominick!


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6/18/2010 6:11:05 AM

 
Patricia (Pat) C. Exum
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Chris,
Congratulations! Outstanding! What a great simple and dynamic shot this is!


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7/4/2010 10:11:16 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Hey Pat! Great to hear from you! Thanks so much for the kind words--hope all is well!


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7/4/2010 4:32:46 PM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Love this capture Chris. What a beautiful image you have created during the time of the blizzard. Mother nature had her part,but you put the "icing" on it :) Congratulations!


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7/18/2010 6:44:27 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, Amanda... Definitely one of my favorites from my blizzard images, as well as my family's favorite. Mother Nature played a huge, huge part, for sure, in this record-breaking snow storm!


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7/18/2010 7:02:53 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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CONGRATULATIONS, MERNA


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1/17/2011 10:53:35 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Wow. This is eerie in such an abstract way. Yet the stairs tell the story.

This is a one of a kind image, Chris. A work of art.

Huge belated congrats to you!!!

-Laura


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10/28/2011 8:04:51 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, Merna & Laura! It does have an abstract quality to it, I agree. It was such a great snowfall that year.


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10/29/2011 3:52:23 AM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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I am so stunned by this one. I talk too much. I shoot too much. This should set a good example for me. Minimalism at its best.


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11/18/2011 8:16:15 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks Kathy! That blizzard was great fun for shooting, and this was early on, the night it started. I really had to push the whites in PS for this (it was a twilight shot.) But as I pushed it to pure whiteout, yes, that minimalism kind of jumped out at me... I was glad our condo had potted trees to make "subject matter" for me ;)


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