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Washington, DC
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Washington, DC
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I liked how this composition had branches framing the Monument, a main branch hiding the far edge of the Tidal Basin, and a full reflection.
4/10 Second Place - Travel & Place

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JoAnn L. McCleeary
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    Very nice reflection and composition.

4/11/2010 6:56:18 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Superb colors, clarity and composition, Christopher.

4/11/2010 7:26:58 AM

 
Judy A. Lawhon
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Wonderfully composed and photographed, Christopher!!

4/11/2010 2:26:32 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Striking composition, Christopher, and great details and colors!

4/11/2010 2:34:28 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Many thanks, folks! I spent the morning from sun-up til about noon, shooting around the Tidal Basin, and this is probably one of my two favorites from that day.

4/12/2010 4:48:14 AM

 
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Chris, I think this is my favorite from your Tidal Basin shoot. I really like the way the cherry tree bisects the image right at the horizon. Really works because it makes this image different from the normal cherry tree shots in DC.

4/15/2010 9:29:47 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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I agree completely, Don... Thanks!! As you and I circled the Tidal Basin that morning, I kept an eye out for large gaps in the tree branches that would frame the monument---this was the best I found, with the shore-hiding branch leaving the water exposed.

4/15/2010 9:36:33 AM

 
Schiavonn M. Hasslinger
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Absolutly beautiful. You have a great eye. Stunning work. - Chevy

4/27/2010 10:59:49 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Many thanks, Chevy! It helps to have great scenery at your disposal, too!

4/27/2010 2:07:37 PM

 
Mick Burkey
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Wow! This is wonderful, Chris! Great eye to see this POV and great capture. Perfect balance.

5/12/2010 12:16:26 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Mick! Got my fingers crossed on this one!

5/12/2010 7:28:55 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 FINALIST! 8o)

5/24/2010 5:06:33 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Superb capture, Chris! Congratulations on your finalist!

Debby

5/24/2010 5:31:05 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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You did well on your shoot that day, Chris!! Congratulations on another beautiful finalist!!

Patti

5/24/2010 7:15:26 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you very much! This is one of a handful of personal fav's from April, so I've got my fingers crossed!

5/24/2010 7:51:11 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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It's just beautiful, Chris. Congratulations on the finalist and best of luck to you for a gold.

5/24/2010 8:01:53 PM

 
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Just beautiful, congratulations on your finalist Chris yet again. ~Pat

5/24/2010 8:55:13 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Another gorgeous capture of the place, Chris. CONGRATZ on the Finalist award and good luck in the next round!

UB.

5/25/2010 4:24:19 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks so much everyone!

5/25/2010 4:46:57 AM

 
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Congratulations! I think this is an excellent image and knew it would go far. In fact, this is my favorite of your Cherry Blossom images.

5/25/2010 6:34:42 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS !!!!

The best luck for your FINALIST!!!

5/25/2010 11:43:14 AM

 
Schiavonn M. Hasslinger
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Congratulations on your fabulous Finalist!!! :0)

5/25/2010 4:22:20 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Many thanks, folks!
And thank you again, Don, for going out to shoot with me on that particular day!

5/25/2010 4:59:30 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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So beautiful Chris! Congratulations on your finalist!!!

5/25/2010 8:13:47 PM

 
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Better change your description to Winner :-)
Double GOLD .... Big congratulations once again Chris!!!

5/25/2010 10:40:56 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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And again...a big congratulations, Chris...WTG!

Patti

5/25/2010 10:44:47 PM

 
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Huge congratulations on your triplet GOLD this month Chris!

5/25/2010 11:10:54 PM

 
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Fabulous image Chris, congrats on your gold!

5/25/2010 11:11:24 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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WTG Chris. CONGRATZ. on getting another well deserved Golden badge!

UB.

5/26/2010 12:50:58 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on your beautiful winner, Chris.

5/26/2010 4:34:24 AM

 
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Whoo hoo, wonderful Chris. congratulations on your triple gold!!!WTG, Pat

5/26/2010 4:55:23 AM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Congrats on your beautiful WINNER Chris!!!

5/26/2010 5:29:59 AM

 
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your 2nd Place Winner
for this outstanding image! 8o)

5/26/2010 7:03:52 AM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congrats on a spectacular Winner!!

5/26/2010 7:19:01 AM

 
Mick Burkey
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Crossed fingers must have worked :) So glad to see this in the winner's circle. Big congrats on a well-deserved win, Chris!

5/26/2010 8:59:58 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Gorgeous scene, gorgeous comp, Chris. Congratulations again!

5/26/2010 9:30:56 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful! Congratulations on your winner!

5/26/2010 4:55:50 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very much! I'm totally flabbergasted by my contest results this month; this one was the one I had the highest hopes for!

5/26/2010 5:08:03 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations, Christopher, on your awesome winners!!!

Debby

5/26/2010 9:00:26 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Debby!

5/27/2010 3:34:53 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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AWESOME!!!
CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN :) WTG

5/27/2010 8:26:51 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Datha!

5/27/2010 6:30:06 PM

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

Dominick

5/28/2010 10:06:29 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you Dominick!

5/28/2010 12:35:47 PM

 
Don Johnson
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Wow! Two big winners this month. Great stuff. Wonderful photo!

6/1/2010 5:55:52 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you very much, Don!

6/1/2010 7:34:59 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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congratulations on your outstanding Winner!!!!

6/4/2010 1:23:38 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you so much, Dianna!

6/4/2010 3:20:15 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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CONGRATULATIONS, MERNA

1/17/2011 10:55:18 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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I like the frame too Chris, colors are wonderful as the composition...

3/1/2011 11:04:40 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you both!

3/1/2011 4:17:44 PM

 
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