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An alcove off the Library of Congress' Main Reading Room (the soaring dome of which appears at the top) leads to thousands of card catalog drawers.
4/12 Second Place - T&P

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Karen E. Michaels
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    fabulous display of creativity!

4/24/2012 3:58:11 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Yes...it's a fantastic capture, Chris. I thought card catalogs had disappeared forever!

4/24/2012 4:00:28 AM

 
Joy Rector
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beautiful shot

4/24/2012 4:06:47 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Terrific POV, composition, details and tones - love it!

4/24/2012 4:40:34 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Outstanding image and POV here, Chris!


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4/24/2012 4:41:53 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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WOW on the image and the card catalog....amazing, Chris!!!

4/24/2012 5:24:39 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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This is really cool....love how you look up at everything!

4/24/2012 5:33:28 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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Excellent detail, colors are perfect and I had a hard time finding your name on this one. (looking for your logo is my new favorite thing to do...lol)

4/24/2012 8:20:04 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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Love the details and your creative point of view.

4/24/2012 11:21:20 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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Great pov and clarity... :-)

4/24/2012 11:29:12 AM

 
Michele Peterson
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Very cool pov! Kind of a surprise perspective. Love it!!

4/24/2012 3:38:12 PM

 
Zita A. Strother
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Great POV and composition. Love the clarity and attention to detail.

4/24/2012 7:28:12 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very much!
Michelle; they still have their card catalog, but it isn't maintained/updated any longer, having gone electronic.
My image uploaded today, shows what awaits when you step into the vast card catalog rooms beyond this alcove.

4/25/2012 4:01:40 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Very creative, Chris. A terrific capture.

4/25/2012 4:28:12 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Leslie!

4/25/2012 5:39:27 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Fantastic composition and POV, Chris - so well done!

4/27/2012 7:11:30 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, Lindley!

4/27/2012 8:37:28 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on this awesome finalist!

5/25/2012 6:35:01 PM

 
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WOW amazing, congrats Chris.

5/25/2012 7:23:43 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations Chris! I love how you manage to always capture such beautiful angles/intersections! Way to go! Hope to see this one again soon!

5/25/2012 7:39:00 PM

 
Michele Peterson
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I still love this one, Chris! Very creatively captured. Congratulations on the finalist!!

5/25/2012 8:55:42 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats and very best luck in the next round, Chris! Wow finalist!!!!

5/25/2012 10:19:59 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Such a cool pov and deserving finalist! Congratulations Chris!

5/26/2012 3:36:58 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Awesome pov and lines, Chris. CONGRATZ and good luck in the next round!

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5/26/2012 4:38:11 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations Chris!!!! Awesome finalist!

5/26/2012 4:52:59 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Congratulations on your Finalist award, Chris! Fabulous!

5/26/2012 5:58:24 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a beautiful fianlist, Chris. Love that perspective.

5/26/2012 6:01:36 AM

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

5/26/2012 8:10:47 AM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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An extremely unusual and captivating image, Chris! I love this. Congrats!

5/26/2012 9:00:59 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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Love your POV, Chris!! Congrats on your terrific finalist!

5/26/2012 10:19:09 AM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congrats on a fabulous Finalist!!

5/26/2012 10:42:57 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Big congrats, Chris!

5/26/2012 11:26:10 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on your outstanding finalist Chris!

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5/26/2012 11:56:25 AM

 
Carol L. Quina
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Excellent POV! Congratulations on the finalist! Good luck in the next round!!

5/26/2012 12:46:32 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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An inspired point of view, Chris. Congratulations.

5/26/2012 12:49:14 PM

 
Ken Smith
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That's a cool POV, Chris. Congrats to you!!

5/26/2012 2:22:46 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Many thanks, folks...! The Library is an endless source of great design to photograph!

5/26/2012 7:41:34 PM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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A creative and beautiful finalist, Chris! Congrats!

5/27/2012 3:35:17 PM

 
Don Johnson
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Great shot Chris. You produce some amazing images!

5/28/2012 7:52:29 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you both, very much!

5/28/2012 10:39:56 AM

 
Thomas  A. Statas
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Congratulations... You did it again.. Nice work.

Tom

5/29/2012 9:58:44 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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Woo Hoo, Chris... :-)

5/29/2012 10:04:38 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a fantastic winner, Chris.

5/29/2012 10:28:34 AM

 
Michele Peterson
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Not surprised to see this get a gold badge! Congratulations, Chris!!

5/29/2012 10:30:47 AM

 
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Congrats on your winning image!

5/29/2012 10:41:46 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WTG on this awesome winner, Chris! :-) k

5/29/2012 10:44:12 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Excellent stuff, Chris. Congratulations.

5/29/2012 10:46:19 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Such a unique and terrific image, Chris...like Mitch said, "good stuff!" Congratulations on your gold win!

5/29/2012 11:05:16 AM

 
Don Johnson
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Congrats! Wonderful shot and a well deserved winner!

5/29/2012 11:06:17 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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WTG Chris! Congratulations!

5/29/2012 12:39:08 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Big congratulations on this outstanding 2nd Place Gold Winner Christopher!

And sooo well deserved too..I just love it!

jo ann c.

5/29/2012 1:13:37 PM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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What a fantastic POV, Chris. Huge congrats on this beautiful Gold.

5/29/2012 1:26:27 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations on your win, Chris -- such an intriguing image!

5/29/2012 1:59:15 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Spectacular pov..and a spectacular capture and...a very deserving and outstanding GOLD win, Chris! Warmest congrats!!

5/29/2012 2:04:38 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on this well deserved win :)

5/29/2012 3:16:31 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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What a treat! Thank you all very much for the kind words! The Library of Congress should be on every must-see list, for anyone visiting DC!

5/29/2012 3:35:38 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats Chris on your win!

5/29/2012 3:39:38 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on a fantastic winner, Chris!!

5/29/2012 3:53:26 PM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congrats on your Winner!!

5/29/2012 5:35:18 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Glad to see this one in the winners circle Chris!!! BIG congratulations to you!

5/29/2012 6:00:43 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Congrats, Chris on your fabulous winner!

5/29/2012 6:28:02 PM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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Big congrats, Chris! Well done!

5/29/2012 6:48:37 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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This is such a striking image - spot on! Congratulations on your winner Chris!

5/29/2012 11:14:25 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very much!

5/30/2012 3:44:17 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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WTG Chris. Huge CONGRATZ on the Second Place Winner!

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5/30/2012 5:53:33 AM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Amazing perspective and very beautiful photo---congratulations Chris!

5/30/2012 6:06:38 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your fantastic win, Chris!

5/30/2012 6:10:23 AM

 
Gail P. Sullivan
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Fantastic work, Christopher...congrats!

5/30/2012 6:44:06 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Perfect in every way, Christopher! Huge congratulations on your BRILLIANT GOLD WINNER!! Deb

5/30/2012 7:31:38 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Big congratulations on your terrific winner, Chris.

5/30/2012 8:29:08 AM

 
Carol L. Quina
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Congratulations on the win Chris!

5/30/2012 10:11:20 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very much!

5/30/2012 11:17:07 AM

 
Patricia (Pat) C. Exum
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Chris,

Congratulations on your win, it's a wonderful shot!

5/31/2012 2:44:50 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Pat! Long time---hope all's well with you!

5/31/2012 3:36:17 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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WTG Chris! Excellent work!

5/31/2012 5:54:01 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Dayna!

5/31/2012 8:59:34 AM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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So well done, Chris! Congratulations on your Winner!

5/31/2012 6:33:42 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, Thomas!

6/1/2012 4:31:50 AM

 
Patricia (Pat) C. Exum
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Hi Chris, Doing well in SC, have taken up painting and still doing a little photography, not as much as I would like thought. Miss all by DC friends!

6/2/2012 3:19:45 AM

 
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I apologize for my tardiness. Congratulations on your gold award for this very dramatic and fantastic capture Chris!!!

6/8/2012 4:21:52 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Hope you get up here on a visit sometime, Pat!
Thank you, Dave; glad you like it!

6/8/2012 6:48:48 PM

 
Mick Burkey
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Congratulations, Chris!! Very provocative POV.

6/12/2012 6:24:17 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Mick! The ultra-wide lens definitely encourages straight-upwards compositions, I find!

6/13/2012 3:42:24 AM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Love the POV and the patterns. Congratulations on your Gold win!

7/22/2012 8:14:15 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Amanda!

7/22/2012 8:14:45 AM

 
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