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Bench & Bust

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Bench & Bust
Bench & Bust
In the Great Hall at the Library of Congress, clad in white marble, with a multi-color marble and brass-inlay floor. This "lobby" is symmetrical;
there is a matching niche and single bench on the opposite wall of stairs leading to the upper level, where most of my earlier images were made.
Above the bust (of George Washington), figures representing America & Africa sit beside the globe; their partners opposite represent Asia & Europe.
07/11 Second Place - T&P

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Joy Rector
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    great shot, love the comp and the lighting


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7/3/2011 8:19:12 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Great POV, tones and details. Sure is a beautiful place!


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7/3/2011 8:36:42 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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fabulous


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7/3/2011 9:32:55 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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Nicely composed and framed . . . really like the darker wood of the bench against the marble walls . . .


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7/3/2011 2:12:22 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks so much! It is such a beautiful space; I could have photographed there for hours more.


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7/4/2011 4:30:20 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Excellent exposure and framing Chris!!! Beautifully done!


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7/6/2011 1:20:19 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you very much, Renee!


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7/6/2011 3:55:04 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Terrific capture and details, Chris.


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7/6/2011 5:42:26 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Leslie!


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7/7/2011 3:50:29 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Love this unique composition, Chris! Congratulations on your terrific finalist.


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8/25/2011 3:26:02 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats again Chris, wonderful image!


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8/25/2011 5:26:18 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on another beautiful finalist, Chris.


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8/25/2011 5:32:54 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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A huge congrats on your finalist!!!! :)


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8/25/2011 6:53:30 PM

 
Gina Cormier
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Congrats on this beautiful image!


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8/25/2011 10:34:32 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks so much, everyone!


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8/26/2011 3:51:38 AM

 
Claudine Grove
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Wonderful image with great detail. Congrats!


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8/26/2011 11:05:12 AM

 
Dave Montero
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Fantastic capture. Congratulations on your Finalist selection Christopher!


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8/26/2011 11:20:30 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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Congrats on your gold, Chris... :-)


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8/26/2011 12:06:54 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Big congratulations on your fabulous Win, Chris!


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8/26/2011 12:24:36 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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This is a wonderful image, perfectly conceived and executed, Chris. Congratulatons!


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8/26/2011 12:25:16 PM

 
Christine Czernin
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This is such a beautiful image, the more I look at it, the more I like it.
Congrats on your win, Chris.


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8/26/2011 12:36:54 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Congratulations on this incredible Winner, Chris! WTG!


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8/26/2011 12:42:51 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Way to go, Chris. A pretty gold on a beautiful image.


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8/26/2011 12:55:35 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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HUGE congratulations Chris!


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8/26/2011 1:00:09 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a terrific winner, Chris.


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8/26/2011 1:00:34 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Fabulous, Chris - a well-deserved win!!


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8/26/2011 1:22:51 PM

 
Claudine Grove
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Congrats on the Gold!


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8/26/2011 2:01:43 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is FABULOUS, Chris! Huge congratulations on your EXCELLENT GOLD WINNER! Deb


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8/26/2011 2:32:17 PM

 
Michele Peterson
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Congratulations Chris! This image is so detailed and yet such simple subjects. Congratulations again on your great win!


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8/26/2011 3:08:03 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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BIG congrats Chris on this fantastic winner!!!


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8/26/2011 3:30:32 PM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congrats on an outstanding Winner!!


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8/26/2011 5:38:43 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Big congrats on your winner~ :)


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8/26/2011 6:52:28 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very much! This was a very pleasant surprise tonight!


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8/26/2011 7:00:06 PM

 
Bunny Snow
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Love the lighting, tonality, and details of this beautiful place.
Through your images, I beginning to understand why my mother loved living in the District so much and why my brother is still there. It's a beautiful city filled with beautiful buildings, which you've captured so well.

Congratulations on your gold medal win, Chris.


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8/26/2011 7:13:51 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Superb composition, Chris!! Love the framing, the exposure, the lighting, and everything else! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GOLD WINNER!


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8/26/2011 7:52:15 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Great lines, comp, tones, exposure...and a beauty as well; congratulations Chris!


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8/27/2011 3:51:43 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, very much!
Bunny, I'm glad I've helped boost DC for you ;) It gets such a bad rap from the politics, but the city itself is fantastic.


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8/27/2011 5:12:55 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congratulations Chris! Wonderful


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8/27/2011 7:41:43 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you Claudia!


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8/27/2011 10:36:22 AM

 
Karen E. Baumann
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Beautifully seen and captured Chris. Thank you for the description too! Congratulations on your win!


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8/27/2011 12:04:14 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Karen!


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8/27/2011 3:08:31 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Great photographers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.
Congratulations for your achievement, August, 25, 2011. Merna


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8/27/2011 3:37:50 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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WAY TO GO CHRIS! Congrats on this marvelous winner!


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8/27/2011 4:02:59 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you!


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8/28/2011 4:23:13 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Congrats Chris on this fabulous win. So well deserved.!


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8/28/2011 6:41:42 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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Stunning detail and so beautfiful, Chris! Congrats on your win!!


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8/28/2011 9:15:27 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, ladies!


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8/28/2011 2:35:11 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Chris on your fabulous win!


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8/28/2011 3:16:49 PM

 
Dave Montero
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Congratulations on your marvelous win Christopher!


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8/28/2011 3:48:50 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you both!


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8/29/2011 4:06:00 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Congratulations on this wondferful winning image!!


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8/29/2011 8:55:58 AM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations Chris!


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8/29/2011 10:04:12 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you both very much!


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8/29/2011 11:26:54 AM

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


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8/29/2011 1:28:37 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you very much, Patti!


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8/29/2011 2:41:09 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Outstanding capture and congratulations on this wonderful finalist Chris!

jo ann c.


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8/30/2011 7:56:56 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, Jo Ann!


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8/30/2011 8:12:47 AM

 
Mick Burkey
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Congratulations on your win, Chris! Beautiful lighting.


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8/30/2011 2:43:35 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you very much, Mick!


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8/30/2011 5:51:52 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!

UB.


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8/31/2011 10:35:10 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Usman!


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9/1/2011 3:35:42 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Really happy to see this beauty again Chris!!! Belated but BIG congrats to you!! Cheers:-)


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9/4/2011 7:40:48 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, Renee!


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9/4/2011 6:40:01 PM

 
Don Johnson
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I missed this Chris, but this is a stunner. Took a good photographic eye to see this image. Congratulations! Well deserved.


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9/26/2011 6:47:42 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you so much, Don---though, the Library building itself goes a long way in helping anyone shoot beautiful images there!


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9/26/2011 9:29:52 AM

 
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