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Crypt Chapel
  Crypt Chapel
Crypt Chapel
The Chapel of St. Joseph of Arimathea, sunken deep into the crypt of Washington National Cathedral, takes a stylistic departure from the otherwise
English Gothic building, by adopting an older, Norman-influenced architecture. The canvas labyrinth was sized to fit the floor here,
and is also laid out in the nave periodically, for evening programs of meditation and reflection.

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Michelle Alton
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    Another magnificent interior shot of this incredible building, Christopher. I'm in awe.

2/18/2011 2:37:26 AM

Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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You have a treasure trove of material there in DC..I'm with Michelle! It's wonderful! They all are.

2/18/2011 2:50:49 AM

Patricia A. Coblentz
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You've turned pro, my friend...this is outstanding!!

2/18/2011 9:07:46 AM

Jean E. Hildebrant
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beautiful image, Chris! Love these shots of this wonderful cathedral! If I ever get to Washington DC, I will certainly want to see it!

2/18/2011 9:46:34 AM

Marcie A. Fowler
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Beautifully done.

2/18/2011 9:47:17 AM

Sarah A. Christian
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Ohhhh, wow, is this fantastic! What a beautiful place and what a stunning capture, Chris! Invites me in to a mystery of sorts!!! I am in awe also!

2/18/2011 9:56:01 AM

Joy Rector
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this is fantastic

2/18/2011 10:24:48 AM

Nikki McDonald
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So beautiful, Chris. And the off-center labyrinth with the light falling on it balanced by balanced by the simple chandelier in the upper left makes for a stunning composition.

2/18/2011 2:37:12 PM

Stephen M. Webb
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Beautiful composition, I love the way the light highlights the center of the floor covering. An overall wonderful image Christopher.

2/19/2011 5:37:22 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very much! I like how this HDR came out after editing, though Nikki gave me some good ideas for a future reshoot, too.

2/19/2011 8:12:35 AM

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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Fantastic perspective, details and lighting Chris!,

2/19/2011 3:20:37 PM

Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks so much, Amalia!

2/19/2011 9:24:04 PM

Charlotte LaBarbera
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WOW! The repeating patterns - the tones. Such warmth coming from so much surface that should appear hard and cold, but doesn't. Amazing capture..

2/26/2011 1:47:11 PM

Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, Charlotte! I had fun editing this one, and actually desaturating a bit

2/26/2011 5:57:16 PM

Mary Beth Aiello
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Absolutely gorgeous, Chris. The light and detail are amazing.

2/27/2011 5:19:53 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you so much, Mary Beth!

2/27/2011 12:15:52 PM

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Hi Christopher

I've just got 5 minutes at work and I want to say how magnificent this photo is. In fact your love for the Washington National Cathedral shows in all the photos I have so admired. Very soon I hope to have more time to enjoy all of them with time.


9/30/2011 3:19:50 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you very much, Fernanda! I appreciate you taking the time to look through them; I do love the cathedral, and it just breaks my heart that they have to remain closed still, due to the extensive damages from from the 8/23/11 earthquake. I don't think I've ever gone this long without giving tours there, in my 16 years as a guide!

9/30/2011 3:35:43 AM

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