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The Nave

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The Nave
The Nave
Washington National Cathedral on New Year's Day.
It was wet, cold and grey out, and so the windows weren't throwing their marvelous colors. I opted for a heavily desaturated (almost monotone)
treatment of this 3-exposure HDR combination, shot with the EFS10-22mm lens @10mm.
1/11 Second Place - T&P

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Sarah A. Christian
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    This image is OUTSTANDING!!! The whisper of color in the flags is perfect for this magnificent capture! Well done, Christopher!


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1/3/2011 6:26:08 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Fantastic depth, detail, symmetrical comp, and lighting in this Chris...I particularly like the teensy bit of color evident, but not pervasive. Beautiful image!


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1/3/2011 5:14:42 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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Beautiful! Love the near-monotone!
I'm adding a super wide angle to my wish list!


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1/3/2011 5:18:13 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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I really like the touches of soft color in this image.


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1/3/2011 5:53:49 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks so much, Sarah!

Somehow, the first comments for this image this morning got 'orphaned', so I'm pasting them here.

Katarina Mansson
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Donīt you just love that lens?!?! This is SPECTACULAR! Excellent exposure and treatment, composition, light and tones. This will get GOLD!
1/3/2011 5:12:18 AM

Patricia A. Coblentz
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Fantastic depth, detail, symmetrical comp, and lighting in this Chris...I particularly like the teensy bit of color evident, but not pervasive. Beautiful image!
1/3/2011 5:14:42 AM

Melinda Schneider
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Beautiful! Love the near-monotone!
I'm adding a super wide angle to my wish list!
1/3/2011 5:18:13 AM

Marcie Fowler
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I really like the touches of soft color in this image.
1/3/2011 5:53:49 AM


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1/3/2011 6:41:51 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Outstanding capture Christopher.


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1/3/2011 7:16:22 AM

 
Richard B. Hallick
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Fabulous capture, rich in details and textures.


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1/3/2011 7:23:18 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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This is so amazing! Your choice of "almost monotone" was perfect and the detail is breath-taking! Absolute gold! I am SOOO jealous. LOL (I really am jealous) Great job!!!!!!


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1/3/2011 11:07:26 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Wonderful, wonderful, Chris -- the use of the lens, the magnificent interior of the cathedral, the choice of tones. I'm with Melinda -- it's on my list.


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1/3/2011 6:10:17 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Chris! :-) k


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1/3/2011 6:48:59 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Many thanks, folks! I've shot so many images at the cathedral over the years, but this new one is definitely a top favorite of mine!


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1/4/2011 7:10:14 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Fantastic HDR Chris!!! Wonderful comp and I see you are having a ball with that new lens already!!! Awesome work!


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1/5/2011 4:11:58 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Renee... yes, I'm mildly (ok, heavily) obsessed with the new lens at this point.


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1/5/2011 5:29:40 PM

 
Sarah A. Christian
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Heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS, CHRIS, on your Finalist image!!! Destined for greatness!!! WTG!


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2/10/2011 11:29:10 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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A stellar month for you, Chris...all of your finalists are so striking and each one destined for gold! Congratulations!


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2/10/2011 11:31:59 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your finalist!! :)


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2/10/2011 3:59:29 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Black and White, Bright Colors, Full Frame or Cropped, it does not matter. You’re a winner! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna


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2/10/2011 5:15:46 PM

 
Rolando Rosito
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Congratulations Chris, good luck next round!


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2/10/2011 5:51:04 PM

 
Valentin M. Armianu
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Fantastic image,Chris ! Congratulations on your finalist!


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2/10/2011 8:33:36 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Outstanding!!! Congratulations on your creative, perfect and successful finalist Chris!


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2/11/2011 1:03:17 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very much!


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2/11/2011 3:50:12 AM

 
Joanna Madloch
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I love the way you composed and treated it. De-saturation really works as a notion of coldness here. I love the perspective and the fact that you did not straighten it up. The eye "flies" following those lines.


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2/11/2011 6:50:30 AM

 
James Reininger
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Whoa! Great composition and lighting! I predict that this is a winner!


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2/11/2011 11:02:51 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Awesome!! Nothing else to say but Congratulations :-)


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2/11/2011 4:21:10 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very much!


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2/11/2011 4:43:43 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations again. What a spectacular image!!! WTG Chris!!!


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2/11/2011 7:01:49 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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I guess there is something else to say - CONGRATS again - double Gold - WTG Chris - really happy for you!!


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2/11/2011 7:35:10 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your win :)


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2/11/2011 8:05:01 PM

 
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WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your WIN!

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2/11/2011 8:35:38 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on another outstanding winner, Chris!! The new lens and you are meant for each other!


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2/11/2011 9:20:20 PM

 
Michele Peterson
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Another amazing photo, definitely deserving of the win. Congratulations, Chris, this has been a great month for you!!


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2/11/2011 9:29:07 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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You sure have made this lens sing, Chris! Another absolutely fantastic image - what a totally fabulous month for you, and so well-deserved! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON ANOTHER SUPERB GOLD WINNER!


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2/11/2011 9:52:13 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your winner, Christopher.


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2/11/2011 11:21:27 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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What a GOLDEN month for you, Christopher. Your work is stunning and so deserving of your golden reward!


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2/12/2011 2:24:17 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Awesome winner....Congratulations!


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2/12/2011 6:16:12 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Inspiring shot, Chris...and congrats to you again!


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2/12/2011 6:30:27 AM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congrats on a spectacular Winner!!


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2/12/2011 7:00:56 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Huge congrats, Chris on your wonderful winner!!


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2/12/2011 7:03:34 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Wow!
Another wonderful winner!
Big congratulations, Christopher!
~♥~Lisa


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2/12/2011 8:11:48 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congratulations on your wonderful winner!


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2/12/2011 9:02:25 AM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Chris - Congratulations on your other win!! - Mike


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2/12/2011 9:09:30 AM

 
Mick Burkey
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Beautiful lines and tones, Chris. Congrats on another winner! You are on a roll!


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2/12/2011 11:38:30 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WTG on another fabulous winner, Chris! :-) k


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2/12/2011 11:40:22 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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You have had a spectular month Chris!!! Sooooo exciting!!! Congratulations!


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2/12/2011 11:46:31 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congratulation Chris on a stunning winner.


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2/12/2011 12:23:53 PM

 
Karen Celella
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There's only one grand prize winner, so you have to stack the rest along with that one. Congratulations on another excellent winner, Chris!


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2/12/2011 1:07:25 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very, very much for the kind words... I've been floating all day, between the GP and this 2nd Place, and both being images of my favorite place!


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2/12/2011 2:35:23 PM

 
Rolando Rosito
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Congratulations again Christopher!


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2/12/2011 6:46:04 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Itīs a beauty Chris - big congrats on your winner!


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2/13/2011 3:43:28 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you both, Katta & Rolando!


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2/13/2011 6:36:55 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this awesome Gold Winner...and very well deserved Christopher!

jo ann c.


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2/13/2011 10:34:06 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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I am facinated by the light you captured here. It is unreal, and beautiful.
More congrats.


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2/13/2011 11:03:05 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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Congratulations on your stunning Winner Chris!!!!

~J~


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2/13/2011 1:36:42 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks so much, Jeana, Christine & Jo Ann!


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2/13/2011 3:26:23 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Fabulous work, Chris! Congratulations on your Winner!


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2/13/2011 10:31:57 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you very much, Monika!


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2/14/2011 5:51:16 AM

 
Robert Jensen
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I'm glad to see the judges selected this one also!


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2/14/2011 12:14:53 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks! Hehehe... me too!---it was another wide-angle favorite of mine shot on the same day as "The Way Up".


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2/14/2011 1:18:37 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Huge CONGRATZ on getting into the Winners' Circle, Chris!!!

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2/20/2011 10:12:01 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you very much, Usman!


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2/20/2011 10:21:17 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congrats on this awesome winner, Chris!


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2/21/2011 4:12:56 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Deborah!


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2/22/2011 8:26:21 PM

 
Don Johnson
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Beautiful Chris. Really well done! You are producing great images with your new lens!


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5/13/2011 7:55:08 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks so much Don... its my new favorite lens, to be sure!


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5/13/2011 6:31:11 PM

 
Jill Battaglia
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The word that comes to mind is "Awesome"!! Big congrats!!


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7/6/2011 6:26:45 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Jill! Looking forward to meeting up with you next week!


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7/6/2011 7:24:54 AM

 
Jill Battaglia
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Yes! Me too!! :-)


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7/6/2011 7:41:23 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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What an exquisite winner, Chris!! Wow!!!!!


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9/18/2011 4:38:15 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, Ellen! One of my very earliest shots with the (then-new) 10-22mm wide angle lens---I LOVE that lens!


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9/18/2011 5:23:00 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Spectacular view of this amazing cathedral. Congratulations on your win Chris! I'd like to visit this cathedral when the repair work is done.


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10/16/2011 12:55:11 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you Alex; I'll be happy to give you a tour when you get out this way!


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10/16/2011 7:11:48 PM

 
Don Johnson
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This is amazing! Well done!


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3/26/2012 12:57:45 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Don! This is one of my earliest favorites off the ultra-wide-angle lens.


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3/26/2012 12:58:27 PM

 
Dayna Cain
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Had to come back for another look at this one too. This is just amazing Chris.


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4/27/2012 12:35:02 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks so much, Dayna! You've got to plan a visit to DC sometime, and I'll show you around all my favorite spots!


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4/27/2012 1:40:26 PM

 
Luigi Di Serio
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WOW! How do I regret not going to visit there when I was in D.C. I don't know how I missed your gallery but it is certainly one of the best on BP.


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6/19/2012 6:41:22 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Many thanks, Luigi! If you ever get back to DC, let me know---I'm a tour guide at this cathedral, and would be happy to show you around! And thank you for the very kind words on my gallery! You've got some very creative design images yourself.


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6/19/2012 6:53:40 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Congratulations Chris!! This is just marvelous!! Love the desaturation!


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3/2/2013 12:01:46 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks so much, Julianne!


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