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Arches
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Arches
Arches
Reworked to fix a slight color cast on the marble columns. These bright, cheery stenciled arches support the Great Hall of the Library of Congress.
12/11 EoD Second Place

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    awesome comp

12/12/2011 4:04:05 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wow, Chris, wonderful perspective to get all of these arches.

12/12/2011 4:14:05 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Awesome. You had already put the Library of Congress on my bucket list. This is amazing photography, Chris.

12/12/2011 5:09:05 AM

 
Antonio Amen
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Very good

12/12/2011 5:37:31 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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Great capture!

12/12/2011 6:47:31 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Those receding, repeating arches, the glow from the hidden lights, the cheery yellow, and the clean off white of the marble combine to make a winner in my book, Chris. I really do love this.

12/12/2011 7:42:51 AM

 
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Fantastic work Chris!

12/12/2011 9:27:40 AM

 
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Outstanding presentation and composition, Chris!


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12/12/2011 11:05:23 AM

 
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Your talent astonishes me with every image. I am in awe Chris. BTW, when will the book be published?

12/12/2011 12:54:51 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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The awesome repetition of the beautiful stenciled arches make this lovely image, Chris.

12/12/2011 3:22:14 PM

 
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Another great architectural study Chris. Sure hope I can get over there some time.

12/12/2011 7:29:54 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very much!

12/13/2011 3:38:02 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Love it!!!!

12/14/2011 12:16:25 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Renee!

12/14/2011 3:56:45 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Stunning capture, Chris.

12/14/2011 6:46:52 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, Leslie!

12/15/2011 5:22:45 AM

 
FERNANDA KINGSLEY-THOMAS
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This is so beautiful!!!!!!!!! Love it.

12/15/2011 1:29:16 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks so much, Fernanda!

12/15/2011 1:38:10 PM

 
Carolyn McIntosh
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What an amazing photo . . . love how you captured receding arches and the repetition of the design. You have an amazing eye.

12/28/2011 9:33:52 AM

 
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Thank you very much, Carolyn, for the kind words! Though, honestly, it would be very hard to take a bad photo in this building!!

12/28/2011 10:00:03 AM

 
Khalid Al-Issa
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Very well done here Christopher

12/29/2011 4:45:17 AM

 
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Thanks, Khalid!

12/29/2011 5:31:05 AM

 
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Beautiful image, Chris... love the repeating arches! Congrats on your finalist...good luck in the next round!

1/24/2012 2:01:17 PM

 
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Congrats Chris on your Finalist! This is a winner!

1/24/2012 2:05:39 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your awesome finalist!! :)

1/24/2012 2:20:50 PM

 
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Love these arches! Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Chris.

1/24/2012 2:23:02 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Fine, fine! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Chris. I'm betting on it in the next round.

1/24/2012 2:50:39 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your fantastic finalist, Chris!

1/24/2012 3:12:18 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on another beautiful finalist, Chris.

1/24/2012 3:13:19 PM

 
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Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Chris!

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1/24/2012 3:21:06 PM

 
Carolyn McIntosh
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Congratulations on this fine photo . .. and well deserved.

1/24/2012 4:04:58 PM

 
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I love the color! Congrats on your Finalist Chris!

1/24/2012 4:15:13 PM

 
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About to go Gold :-) .... Congratulations Chris!!

1/24/2012 4:40:40 PM

 
Robert Jensen
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So glad to see this one again

1/24/2012 4:53:52 PM

 
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Huge congrats on a fabulous finalist, Chris!! Very best luck!!

1/24/2012 5:01:25 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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WTG Chris!!!! Beautiful Finalist!!! And thanks so much for the great tour!

1/24/2012 5:05:33 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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A really beautifully seen design image, Chris. Congratulations.

1/24/2012 5:32:17 PM

 
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BIG congrats Chris!

1/24/2012 6:18:11 PM

 
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Beautiful!

1/24/2012 6:38:33 PM

 
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Good luck next round, Chris... :-)

1/24/2012 7:35:49 PM

 
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Very pretty colors and design here, Chris. CONGRATZ on this beauty and good luck in the next round!!!

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1/24/2012 8:20:00 PM

 
Susana Heide
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OUTSTANDING in every aspect! The way the arches lead to the stairs, the detail captured in the artwork, the colors, the square format, the lighting.... I'm in AWE! We will see this again! For now, a BIG CONGRATZ Chris!!

1/24/2012 10:55:02 PM

 
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great composition. congrats!

1/25/2012 1:29:24 AM

 
FERNANDA KINGSLEY-THOMAS
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Congratulations. I loved it the minute I saw it.

1/25/2012 1:31:27 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you very much, everyone! I'm thrilled to see this one make it to Finalist, as I spent several hours shooting at the Library when I captured this, on what turned out to be perhaps my favorite one-stop location shoot ever. It is such an elaborately-decorated building--just an amazing space all around!

1/25/2012 4:23:25 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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This has got to be the big winner! Awesome work Chris! Congratulations!

1/25/2012 6:12:51 AM

 
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Your Finalist photos of the Library of Congress are beautiful. I was in Washington, DC for the first time for a few days about 4 months ago. Your photos make me regret that I didn't take the time to visit the Library of Congress. Congratulations!

1/25/2012 9:41:25 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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This image really holds the viewers eye. Well done Chris! Congratulations!

1/25/2012 10:23:26 AM

 
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Whoa!Winner in my book Chris! Congratulations!

1/25/2012 11:30:56 AM

 
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I picked it :-) BIG congrats on this well deserved winner Chris!!!

1/25/2012 2:47:09 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congratulations on your win :)

1/25/2012 2:48:03 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a stunning winner, Chris.

1/25/2012 2:50:30 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Big congrats on your Gold Winning image, Chris!

1/25/2012 2:53:57 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your stunning win, Chris!

1/25/2012 3:02:44 PM

 
Val Feldman
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A glorious capture and a stunning Gold Win! Big congratulations, Chris!

1/25/2012 3:17:50 PM

 
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Good gold, Chris... :-)

1/25/2012 3:19:29 PM

 
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Congratulations on your win for this lovely image, Christopher!

1/25/2012 3:53:34 PM

 
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once again you just amaze me... fantastic work.... when you start teaching I want to be your first student

1/25/2012 4:14:04 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very much!

Dunno which I'm more excited about tonight; this win (very exciting!) or Katarina Mansson winning 2 consecutive Grand Prizes here at BP (history-making)!!

1/25/2012 4:15:40 PM

 
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Big congratulations, Chris, on your terrific Second Place Winner. Fantastic!

1/25/2012 4:28:14 PM

 
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Fabulous, Chris - congratulations on a well-deserved win!

1/25/2012 5:08:17 PM

 
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BIG Congrats on a spectacular Winner!!

1/25/2012 5:17:31 PM

 
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Wonderful capture, Chris. Congrats on your win!

1/25/2012 5:39:57 PM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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Such a beautiful subject and so beautifully captured! Congratulations on a fabulous winner!

1/25/2012 5:53:57 PM

 
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Congratulations on this incredible Winner, Christopher! AMAZING "eye"!

1/25/2012 6:15:52 PM

 
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Congratulations on this incredible Winner, Christopher! AMAZING "eye"!

1/25/2012 6:15:52 PM

 
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BIG congrats Chris on your win!!!

1/25/2012 6:25:50 PM

 
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Love this! Huge congrats on your winner, Chris!

1/25/2012 6:35:12 PM

 
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Very huge congrats on this spectacular winner, Chris!!!! WTG!!!

1/25/2012 8:39:48 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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WOW! A marvelous capture, Chris! Just love the repeating arches - spectacular POV, lovely delicate colors and design - it really holds interest on so many levels. Will be sure to plan a visit the next time I'm in DC. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GOLD MEDAL WIN!

1/25/2012 9:11:29 PM

 
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HUGE CONGRATZ on your beautiful Gold Winner, Chris!!!

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1/25/2012 9:34:51 PM

 
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Fantastic. Congratulations on your win, Christopher!

1/26/2012 3:22:36 AM

 
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Congratulations on your beautiful winner! Love the details, shapes, POV, composition and colors. A true Chris marked beauty!

1/26/2012 3:29:57 AM

 
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Congratulations Chris! Another great, great shot!

1/26/2012 7:33:56 AM

 
Janet Fikar
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Hey Chris - congratulations on this well deserved win! You did a fantastic job controlling the color cast and lines. Great capture!

1/26/2012 7:59:23 AM

 
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Just awesome hope to see this one day!
Congratulations!!!

1/26/2012 8:57:13 AM

 
Claudine Grove
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Love this one! The color and composition just draw you in. Congrats on your gold Winner!

1/26/2012 9:03:17 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Many thanks, folks! So happy to have one of my Library of Congress shots make it!
Rona, be sure to look me up if you get to DC!

1/26/2012 9:39:08 AM

 
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You really do good with these shots. Congrats, Chris!

1/26/2012 4:59:16 PM

 
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Big Congratulations Chris! Your POV is always fresh and enlightening. The perspective here is so amazing!

1/26/2012 5:19:23 PM

 
Larry L. Redmon
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Fantastic shot! Congratulations!

1/26/2012 8:22:53 PM

 
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Congratulations, Chris, on a fantastic winning photo! I love the repetition of the arches, you captured them just right!

1/26/2012 8:53:51 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you Ken, Alex, Larry & Michele!

1/27/2012 4:12:41 AM

 
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Chris - Congratulations on your winning image!! - Mike

1/27/2012 5:40:38 AM

 
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I can't imagine this being so stunning if you had moved one inch in a different direction. It must have "felt right" as you clicked that shutter, because it feels so dynamic. And, luckily for us (and you), the BP Judges felt what you and the rest of us did. Congratulations, Christopher.

1/27/2012 6:02:38 AM

 
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YAHOOOOO!!!! Excellent win Chris! Congratulations!

1/27/2012 7:59:32 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you very much, folks!
Kathy, I would have loved one improvement---take down the LCD flat panel displays attached to the face of the columns which, while not highly visible in this shot, do block some of my sight lines to the complete arches and stenciling... ;)

1/27/2012 11:57:58 AM

 
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Bravo Chris on one amazing eod image and presentation! Congrats on your well deserved gold badge!

1/28/2012 10:57:26 AM

 
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WTG on your wonderful winning photo! :-) k

1/28/2012 3:48:19 PM

 
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Thank you, Joannie & Kitty!

1/29/2012 6:52:22 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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You can feel it in the air, the anticipation of waiting for the awards to arrive. The talent that is on display for all to see and share is amazing. Congratulations to all the January, 2012 winners. Merna

1/30/2012 11:07:46 AM

 
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Very happy to see this one at the winners table. Congratulations Chris!!!

1/31/2012 5:23:13 PM

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

1/31/2012 5:24:48 PM

 
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A brilliant image, Chris...congratulations on your well deserved win!!

2/1/2012 6:03:16 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks so much, Patti!

2/2/2012 5:31:55 AM

 
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Love the composition and the great bright yellows. Congratulations on Your Win!

7/22/2012 5:31:29 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, Amanda!

7/22/2012 6:30:26 AM

 
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