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High Altar
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
High Altar
High Altar
The high altar at Washington National Cathedral. The wood communion rail in the foreground features carvings of the Apostles.
03-11 2nd Place - T&P

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Gail P. Sullivan
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    Christopher...so full of rich detail and gorgeous lighting on the stained glass.

3/31/2011 4:35:51 AM

 
Joy Rector
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excellent, love the pov

3/31/2011 4:48:18 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Absolutely gorgeous, Chris -- and the detail and lines are amazing. Truly beautiful.

3/31/2011 6:04:07 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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What a beautiful church Chris. You certainly know how to show it off in all it's exquisite detail!

3/31/2011 4:31:23 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Beautiful capture and details, Chris

3/31/2011 5:05:14 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very much! This is my first attempt at an HDR made from more than 3 exposures.

4/1/2011 4:32:50 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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Simply amazing...breathtaking!

4/1/2011 11:16:32 AM

 
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Congratulations Chris on your first attempt at an HDR Finalist. :O)

4/26/2011 7:27:30 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on this awesome finalist :)

4/26/2011 8:12:08 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Excellent, Chris..congrats to you!!

4/26/2011 8:15:08 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on a superb finalist, Chris! Very best luck!!

4/26/2011 8:34:15 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Exceptional finalist Chris! Your treatment is flawless as is your composition!

4/26/2011 8:58:35 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Awesome work Chris!! Congratulations!!

4/27/2011 12:55:16 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Chris!

4/27/2011 3:28:13 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Congrats on this beautiful finalist, Chris!

4/27/2011 6:31:55 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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Stunning work! Congrats on your Finalist, Chris!

4/27/2011 6:57:00 AM

 
Jane Holestine
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Congrats on this gorgeous finalist, Chris!

4/27/2011 7:51:25 AM

 
Karen E. Baumann
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I would have missed the woodwork in the front if you hadn't pointed it out... amazing! Love the strong DOF here, Chris and the light is just right. Congratulations on this fine finalist!

4/27/2011 9:11:27 AM

 
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Many thanks for all the kind words, folks! I'm always thrilled when one of my cathedral shots makes the cut!

4/27/2011 9:23:14 AM

 
Michele Peterson
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Wonderful colors... can't wait to see it in person someday. Congratulations on this amazing finalist!!

4/27/2011 11:12:18 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Congratulations on a well-deserved Finalist award!

4/27/2011 12:54:07 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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Very very beautiful Chris!!!
The color and details are spectacular!!
Awesome image well captured!!
Congratulations on this well deserved Finalist!!! Sure to see again!!!

~J~

4/27/2011 1:48:43 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Take photo, Sleep
Edit photo, Sleep
Received award, stop sleeping
CONGRATULATIONS, Merna

4/27/2011 2:06:50 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you very much, ladies! Michele (and anyone else visiting DC!) you better look me up when you get out here!

4/27/2011 4:00:18 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on this amazing finalist, Chris!!

4/27/2011 4:36:58 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Breathtaking in it's scope, rich color, light and many fine details, Chris. Your beautiful Cathedral is on my list of must-see's someday, thanks to your many images of it's remarkable and inspiring architecture...which in all honesty, I never would've realized FULLY w/o your wonderful photo input. Hoping to see this one again - and Congratulations!

4/27/2011 6:43:57 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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The detail in this image is incredible, Chris -- great job in sharing more of the majesty of this place. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round.

4/27/2011 7:42:13 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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The pov and details are enchanting, Chris. CONGRATZ on this terrific Finalist, good luck up next!

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4/27/2011 8:34:22 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on your finalist!!!!!

4/27/2011 9:07:47 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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YES! Congratulations on your outstanding winner Chris!

4/27/2011 11:08:49 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Fantastic, Chris!! Congratulations on your winner!

4/27/2011 11:18:35 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Huge CONGRATZ on this fabulous Winner, Chris!!!

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4/27/2011 11:29:17 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats on your beautiful winner, Chris.

4/28/2011 2:49:15 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Congratulations! Another well-deserved winner for you, Chris! Gorgeous image.

4/28/2011 3:34:52 AM

 
Martin J. Wells

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Nice one Chris, great shot well done on another prize!!

4/28/2011 4:24:01 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very much! Congratulations to all happy shooters of the March winning images!

4/28/2011 4:29:49 AM

 
Agnes Fegan
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So beautiful...congratulations on your Win!

4/28/2011 4:50:42 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Gorgeous work Christopher. Congrats on your win!

4/28/2011 5:28:00 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Just beautiful...Congratulations on your win!

4/28/2011 5:48:54 AM

 
Gail P. Sullivan
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How wonderful to see this win...congratulations, Christopher!

4/28/2011 6:11:29 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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Chis, I love this! Congratulations on your superb win!

4/28/2011 6:20:48 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Simply OUTSTANDING... And the judges agree...:)

Congratulations Chris on one awesome shot!

4/28/2011 6:25:53 AM

 
Karen E. Baumann
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So happy to see this in the Winner selection! Outstanding in all of its detail and lighting! Congratulations on your WINNER, Chris!

4/28/2011 6:47:49 AM

 
Val Feldman
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So very happy to see Gold attached to this superb capture...Warmest congratulations on a fine and much-deserved win, Chris!

4/28/2011 7:25:36 AM

 
Michele Peterson
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Congratulations Chris!! :-)

4/28/2011 7:30:05 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very, very much! I definitely want to try some additional HDR images comprised of more than just 3 bracketed exposures---this was my first attempt (I think I merged 5 exposures here) and I'm thrilled with this result!

4/28/2011 8:44:52 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Chris, congratulations

4/28/2011 9:54:30 AM

 
Susan K. Snow
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Stunning work. Absolutely stunning. And, well you should be. Obviously, the judges agree with you. Big congratulations are in order, Chris!

4/28/2011 10:37:42 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Congrats on this wonderful winner Chris! Such a magnificent capture!

4/28/2011 11:02:26 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Big congratulations to you Chris!!!!! Like I said before Awesome work and so deserving!

4/28/2011 1:02:53 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Great POV, Christopher -- congratulations on your win!

4/28/2011 5:26:58 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Very deserving, Chris...congrats to you!

4/28/2011 5:34:52 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful winner Chris, congratulations!

4/28/2011 5:47:19 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks again, everyone!

4/29/2011 3:11:32 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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Congratulations on
your outstanding Winner Chris!!!

~J~

4/29/2011 4:23:16 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 2nd Place WINNER! 8o)

4/29/2011 4:55:44 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you both!

4/30/2011 4:39:15 PM

 
Mick Burkey
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Great lighting, design and execution, Chris. Congratulations on your win!

4/30/2011 5:11:13 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Mick!

5/1/2011 5:58:37 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on an awesome winner, Chris! A big WOW!!

5/1/2011 6:40:13 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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No surprise here, Chris. A true beauty. Huge congrats.

5/1/2011 8:48:49 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you both, Ellen & Mary Beth!

5/1/2011 5:42:25 PM

 
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Congratulations on this fantastic 2nd place winner Chris..I new this would be a winner!

Have been unable to comment due to all the tornado's to the area here in north Alabama..but thankfully we are safe and we now have power again...

jo ann c.

5/4/2011 4:35:44 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Glad to hear you're safe and sound after those terrible storms, Jo Ann! And thank you!

5/4/2011 5:05:52 PM

 
Don Johnson
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Well done Chris!

5/13/2011 7:49:33 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Don!

5/13/2011 6:30:00 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Wonderful details and perspective. I admire the way you control the lighting. Congratulations on your win!!!

10/15/2011 4:10:33 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, Alex... this is a 3-image HDR, if I remember. That helps with the contrasty light and shadow, certainly!

10/15/2011 5:57:11 PM

 
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