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Platform 1

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Platform 1
Platform 1
The passenger rail station in historic Staunton, VA, built along a broad curve in the track.
02/12 Second Place - T&P

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Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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    Nicely composed with the curve and inclusion of the track.


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2/10/2012 6:51:05 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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I love this! The juxtaposition of the straight metal fence line against the curving metal track and station... fantastic!


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2/10/2012 6:59:05 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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The lines here are very cool, Chris, from the angle and interior lines of the fence, to the curve of the track and roof, to the uprights on the station. Nicely done.


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2/10/2012 9:22:09 AM

 
Di Kerpan
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What a spectacular composition and POV, Christopher! Love this!!


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2/10/2012 9:50:45 AM

 
Joy Rector
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beautiful, well done


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2/10/2012 10:20:56 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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What a perfectly composed and executed image, Chris. I think you got it all "just right" (and I do think of myself as Goldilocks so I definitely know what "just right" is!)


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2/10/2012 1:52:54 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very much! Staunton is such a great little town to walk around in for the day... such wonderful preservation going on there!


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2/12/2012 6:13:05 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Terrific composition and wonderful DOF, Chris.


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2/12/2012 6:22:04 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Lindley!


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2/12/2012 6:28:05 AM

 
Terry A. Stoa
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WTG, Chris. This must've been submitted before I joined the 101 group - I hadn't seen it before. Great Finalist choice.


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3/25/2012 6:52:00 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats and verrrrry best luck with this awesome finalist, Chris!!!


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3/25/2012 7:33:24 PM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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Terrific selective focus, color palette, and graphic elements! Congratulations on a well deserved finalist!


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3/25/2012 8:01:41 PM

 
Claudine Grove
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Wonderful composition, love the selective focus. Congrats on the finalist badge and good luck in the next round!!


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3/25/2012 8:30:56 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Love the design elements here, Christopher!
Congratz on your finalist!
~♥~Lisa


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3/25/2012 8:52:26 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Great comp and dof, Chris (this was a fav runner up but I could only chose one)...congratulations on your finalist!


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3/25/2012 9:40:17 PM

 
Carol L. Quina
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Congratulations on the finalist! Nice shot!


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3/25/2012 10:30:46 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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CONGRATZ on another well-seen and wonderful Finalist, Chris! Good luck in the next round!

UB.


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3/25/2012 11:31:25 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Chris!


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3/26/2012 7:15:17 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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Double congrats, Chris!


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3/26/2012 7:30:28 AM

 
Michele Peterson
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Creatively composed, and interesting to look at! Congrats on another finalist!!


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3/26/2012 9:48:49 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Congrats again Chris..great perspective!


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3/26/2012 11:24:25 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your wonderful finalist!! :)


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3/26/2012 12:55:12 PM

 
Gayle Johnson
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I agree with all the above! Nice flow with the curves. Congrats Chris!


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3/26/2012 6:19:40 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats on this wonderful finalist!


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3/26/2012 7:03:22 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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IT's got it all!! Great comp, perspective and use of dof!! Big congrats to yo Chris!


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3/26/2012 7:10:12 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you so much, folks!


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3/27/2012 3:34:11 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this fantastic Finalist
Chris..

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3/27/2012 12:57:52 PM

 
David M. Montero
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Congratulations on your finalist selection Chris!!!


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3/27/2012 8:03:41 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you both!


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3/28/2012 3:40:12 AM

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


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3/28/2012 7:16:17 PM

 
Jill Battaglia
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Cool shot! congrats Chris!


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3/28/2012 7:25:45 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on an amazing winner, Chris.


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3/28/2012 7:28:02 PM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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Congrats on a well deserved win, Chris!


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3/28/2012 7:38:20 PM

 
Gayle Johnson
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Congratulations Chris! Super Photo.


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3/28/2012 7:52:27 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats and WTG on a super winner, Chris!!!


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3/28/2012 8:22:45 PM

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


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3/28/2012 8:26:18 PM

 
Charles C. Berkeley
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Congratulations on your second place win! Charles


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3/28/2012 8:31:29 PM

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


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3/28/2012 8:57:15 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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WOW! Love this one, Chris! Beautifully composed - wonderful lines and curves and great DOF! Perfectly executed! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BRILLIANT 2ND PLACE WINNER!


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3/28/2012 9:15:59 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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So incredible Chris. Whoooo hooo, congratulations on your WIN!!!


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3/28/2012 9:16:23 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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I love this image, Chris! Congratulations on your terrific win.


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3/28/2012 9:30:34 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations Chris on your beautiful and cleverly composed winner!


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3/28/2012 11:06:57 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Ditto Katarina :-)
BIG congrats to you Chris!!


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3/29/2012 3:26:04 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very much! I almost didn't enter this, because at one point, I thought too little was in focus! ;) But I loved how the fencing repeated the suggestion of railroad tracks.


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3/29/2012 3:46:28 AM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Congratulations on your win!!!


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3/29/2012 4:35:24 AM

 
Don Johnson
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Another fine, fine winner Chris!


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3/29/2012 5:41:53 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Good to see this in the Winners' Circle, Chris. Huge CONGRATZ!!!

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3/29/2012 5:45:26 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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WTG! Chris....Congratulations!


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3/29/2012 5:54:22 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Terrific win Chris! Huge Congratulations! cha cha cha!


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3/29/2012 6:25:34 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Outstanding work, Chris - congratulations!


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3/29/2012 6:31:16 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all so much!


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3/29/2012 6:59:01 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your win :)


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3/29/2012 7:31:14 AM

 
Karen E. Baumann
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Love the leading lines in this Chris! The tones are great too! Congratulations on your win!!!!!


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3/29/2012 10:30:46 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your fantastic win, Chris!


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3/29/2012 12:47:36 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful comp Chris, congrats on your win


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3/29/2012 4:36:38 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Fabulous win, Chris. Congratulations.


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3/29/2012 6:53:31 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Many thanks, folks!


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3/30/2012 3:52:29 AM

 
Janet Fikar
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Hey Chris - What a fabulous composition and stand out image. Congratulations!!!


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3/30/2012 10:21:59 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks so much, Janet!


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3/30/2012 10:29:24 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Congratulations! Merna


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3/30/2012 10:47:01 AM

 
David M. Montero
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Wonderful work Chris! Congratulations on your win!


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4/4/2012 7:05:02 PM

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


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4/5/2012 5:21:17 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Love the mood, Christopher. Congratulations on your win!


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4/7/2012 6:25:56 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, Bojan!


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4/8/2012 3:37:09 PM

 
Mick Burkey
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Great POV and focus, Chris! Congratulations on another winning image. Nicely done!!


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4/17/2012 1:05:40 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks so much, Mick!


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4/17/2012 2:01:01 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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This is a really really great shot, Christopher!! Big congrats on your deserved recognition! =)


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4/27/2012 6:01:56 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you very much, Lori! Staunton, VA is a treasure-trove of photo ops, if you love architecture!


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4/28/2012 4:30:04 AM

 
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