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Iron Lines II

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Iron Lines II
Iron Lines II
A rework of an earlier favorite from Washington National Cathedral; I really like the strong lines formed by these two
wrought iron railings, against the lighter limestone.
07/11 Finalist - All-There-In-Black-and-White Theme
Post-Earthquake Cathedral

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Michelle Alton
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    And the gentle sunlight and shadows don't hurt the shot either. Gorgeous!


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7/30/2011 5:11:34 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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You have such a good eye for these!!


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7/30/2011 5:17:50 AM

 
Joy Rector
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awesome


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7/30/2011 5:46:16 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Clever and beautiful composition.Lovely tones. Excellent picture!


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7/30/2011 9:43:56 AM

 
JudyAnn Rector
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Beautiful composition, Christopher... it simply has it all.


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7/30/2011 11:52:13 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you very much!


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7/31/2011 4:34:37 AM

 
Jane Holestine
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Another stunning image captured with your amazing for composition and your great photo skills. Love the curves contrasted against the very straight lines of the stairs and columns.


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7/31/2011 2:07:40 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Jane!


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7/31/2011 6:36:08 PM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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The light, the shadows, the EOD and the POV make this one perfect image. I hope we see this one again.


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8/1/2011 3:31:07 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Heather---I do too!! :)


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8/1/2011 3:41:02 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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You have the best eye Chris!! I hope we see this beauty again too :-)


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8/1/2011 11:56:15 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Coming from you, that's saying something, Renee... thank you very much!


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8/2/2011 3:54:40 AM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Awesome.


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8/3/2011 12:31:03 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks so much, Phyllis!


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8/3/2011 1:48:41 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WTG on this wonderful finalist, Chris! :-) k


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8/25/2011 1:34:40 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats Chris on this fantastic finalist and good luck.


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8/25/2011 2:23:54 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Congratulations & good luck, Chris! WTG!


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8/25/2011 3:20:19 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Fabulous lines and tones! Congratulations on your finalist, Chris!


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8/25/2011 3:51:42 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your finalist...Especially glad to see this one


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8/25/2011 3:59:34 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a terrific finalist, Chris.


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8/25/2011 4:51:36 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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A BEAUTIFUL Finalist Chris!!! Congrats!!!!


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8/25/2011 5:05:30 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Your black and whites are superb, Chris! Congrats on a well deserved finalist!


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8/25/2011 5:08:05 PM

 
Andrew I. Boyd
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Congrats on this awesome image and finalist,Chris.


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8/25/2011 5:13:40 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Precious lines and b&w tones Chris, love the square frame for this, congratulations!


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8/25/2011 5:58:39 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your finalist! Chris, nicely done!


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8/25/2011 6:55:27 PM

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


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8/25/2011 7:08:10 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on a fabulous finalist, Chris! Very best luck with your efforts, too!!


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8/25/2011 7:46:39 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Congratulations on this WONDERFUL Finalist, Chris!!! It IS a BEAUTIFUL photograph!!!
Cesar


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8/25/2011 7:51:38 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Awesome Finalist Chris! Congratulations!


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8/25/2011 8:13:42 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Love those lines... congrats.


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8/25/2011 8:20:08 PM

 
Naomi Weiser
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congrats


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8/25/2011 9:44:32 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very much. As soon as the building reopens to the public (now delayed at least until 9/4/11) I plan to revisit the areas I've photographed and compare before-and-after, for any earthquake damages. From what I've heard from staff members so far, this particular area was not damaged, and most of the damage is contained to the upper exterior areas. See nationalcathedral dot org for damage photos, news and info.


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8/26/2011 3:55:01 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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I see Gold all the way on this one Chris. Congrats on your outstanding Finalist!


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8/26/2011 4:40:28 AM

 
David M. Montero
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Congratulations on your Finalist selection Christopher! The railing really frames the image.


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8/26/2011 9:08:06 AM

 
Claudine Grove
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Love the "S" curve of the railing. Congrats!


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8/26/2011 11:06:47 AM

 
Michele Peterson
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Wonderful lines and details, a fantastic image! And a timely win, as well with all that's going on with the cathedral. Congratulations on ALL of your wonderful finalists!!


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8/26/2011 11:32:28 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!


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8/26/2011 12:04:08 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, folks!
RJ, it wasn't meant to be this time around... (I had my fingers crossed, given the sentimentality I feel for all my images of the now-badly-damaged, post-earthquake, pre-Irene cathedral.) But I'm thrilled this one made it to Finalist, as it is a reworked version of an early favorite.


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8/26/2011 6:57:22 PM

 
Linda Blair
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Congratulations...beautiful finalist!!!


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8/27/2011 6:55:22 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Linda!


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8/27/2011 10:36:05 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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You are an amazing photographer. Congrats on this beautiful image.


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8/27/2011 7:55:27 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you very much, Dayna. You're very kind!


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8/28/2011 4:23:37 AM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Very beautiful composition, Chris! A wonderful piece of work!


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8/28/2011 7:09:40 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, Thomas!


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8/29/2011 4:06:18 AM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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I'm still catching up on Finalists, Chris...another one of your National Cathedral masterpieces...terrific composition with the curves and lines, light and shadows, stunning in B&W.
Thank you for your comments on my Wolf Trap fireworks image - I was in the DC area with friends who took us to Wolf Trap - not really a photo trip. But next time I go back, I would love to look you up!


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8/29/2011 6:06:17 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you very much, Rona! Definitely give me a shout when you're back in the area!


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8/30/2011 3:53:34 AM

 
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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9/7/2011 10:28:49 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Beautiful!
Love the graceful curves.
~♥~


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10/18/2011 6:29:50 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you both, Lisa & Merna!


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10/18/2011 6:39:06 AM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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B&W works so well for this EOD shot. The way framed curves and lines is masterful Chris!!


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10/29/2011 12:38:55 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you very much, Alex! This is one I've really liked for awhile, and it took several re-edits to reach this outcome!


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10/29/2011 3:51:04 AM

 
Don Johnson
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What a great B&W image. The tones throught this photo are perfect! The composition is also first rate!


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11/18/2011 11:10:36 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Don! Can't wait to get back in there starting tomorrow!


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11/18/2011 1:34:11 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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This image appeals to the eye on so many levels, Chris. The lines and the swirls are such a wonderful representation of strength and style!

It's a very professional and classy image in my book.

Great job!

-Laura :)


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11/18/2011 3:09:47 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you very much, Laura!


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11/19/2011 3:49:01 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Christopher, You have super keen vision. A take my breath away image! Congratulations (late)!!!


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11/22/2011 11:36:21 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you for the very kind words, Allen!


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11/22/2011 7:48:39 PM

 
Antonio Amen
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Excellent composition. The tonality is great. Nice work.


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12/9/2011 9:50:06 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, Antonio!


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12/9/2011 10:04:53 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Congratulations!
You’re the kind of person who makes the world a better, brighter place…You worked hard for this, you made it happen, and you have a right to be proud. So enjoy these satisfying moments; you deserve every one! Merna


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