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Tourist Bustle

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Tourist Bustle
Tourist Bustle
The Lincoln Memorial is a perennial favorite for busloads of tourists. Shot on a fun night out last week, before the 100-degree heatwave,
with BPers Renee D., Linda L., and Gail V. (Thanks Renee, for the loan of the huge lens!)
07-12 T&P 2nd Place

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Michelle Alton
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    Excellent! What great fun too! So THAT is where Renee is!


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7/2/2012 4:14:32 AM

 
Joy Rector
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love this shot


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7/2/2012 4:26:03 AM

 
Carol L. Quina
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Nice job! I like the sense of scale and the movement of the people!


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7/2/2012 6:59:42 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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I agree with Carol. You really get a sense of scale with this and the sharp detail of the monument with the movement of the people is perfection. If I had been in DC and ran into you, Linda, Renee and Gail I would have been star struck! It would have been better than meeting the Beatles! LOL


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7/2/2012 12:17:52 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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I'm with Dayna! Although, no offense, I'd go for the Beatles... :-)


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7/2/2012 5:23:32 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Incredible perspective Chris with no tripod...well done! Wonderful time by all!


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7/2/2012 6:13:49 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, folks!
Dayna, I did feel a bit like I would be meeting "BP Royalty" when I first heard Renee & Linda were visiting! And Gail of course, rules DC on The Mall!


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7/3/2012 4:23:05 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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While I agree that Renee and Linda are "BP Royalty" and that Gail "rules DC," I must say that you, Chris, are right up there with them!

I love this image with the people lending perspective and interest - really well done!


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7/3/2012 4:13:40 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Aww, thank you very much, Lindley!


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7/4/2012 4:20:27 AM

 
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Very nice; not the typical photo of this location


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8/29/2012 7:32:57 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Another fantastic finalist! I love this image, Chris, and am delighted to see it with a silver badge.


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8/29/2012 8:37:45 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this awesome finalist
Chris, sooo well deserved!

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8/29/2012 9:38:44 AM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Fantastic capture, Chris! Not your typical shot of Lincoln. Congratulations on your finalist!


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8/29/2012 9:40:56 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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CONGRATULATIONS Chris on this wonderful finalist, WTG!! <><


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8/29/2012 11:42:37 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Outstanding finalist, congrats!


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8/29/2012 4:24:08 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats on a superb finalist, Chris.


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8/29/2012 4:43:39 PM

 
Agnes Fegan
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I love the motion of the people in the foreground ... congrats!


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8/29/2012 5:01:24 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Pure genious!!! Love it! Congratulations Chris!


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8/30/2012 3:57:47 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Do I see a judge's comment on this? I love the motion blur on the people and the balance of the composition - the imposing scale of Lincoln gives this lots of impact. Congratulations on the finalist, Chris.


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8/30/2012 8:16:55 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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This is really full of impact, a very cool pov, Chris. CONGRATZ on this and your other FIVE Finalists this month, hope you land gold in as many as possible!!!

UB.


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8/30/2012 11:43:57 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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You have hit the jackpot this month with finalists! I counted SIX! Congrats Chris, this and all of your others are very well deserved. You must be on cloud nine right now and then when those golds start rolling in...you will probably throw a big party and invite me. LOL


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8/30/2012 12:52:41 PM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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Wonderful capture, Chris! Love how the people give life and meaning to the memorial. Congrats!


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8/30/2012 6:19:07 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very much... I'm on cloud nine this month, with these Finalists! 3 from one outing; quite a thrill!


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8/30/2012 6:20:22 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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You did great Chris!! Congratulations on another wonderful finalist!


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8/31/2012 3:49:31 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, Renee--and thanks again for the 100-400 loaner! I think this may have been one of the first images of the evening, with that lens.


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8/31/2012 5:16:44 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Sounds like a very fun time. Congratulations Chris!


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8/31/2012 3:39:32 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous winner, huge congrats!!!


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8/31/2012 7:25:33 PM

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


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8/31/2012 7:54:38 PM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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Fantastic! Congrats on a well deserved win!


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8/31/2012 7:54:41 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on another win, Chris!!:)


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8/31/2012 8:21:50 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Another spectacular Gold Winner, Chris! Wonderful sense of scale, love your creativity on the comp. Super Congratulations for this Gold and for the marvelous month of finalists, so well-deserved.


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8/31/2012 8:31:47 PM

 
Michele Peterson
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Congratulations once more, Chris. I love the movement of the people, very creative!


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8/31/2012 10:10:38 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Yes!!! Congratulations again on this fantastic capture!


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9/1/2012 12:02:35 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Congrats Chris for your Gold on this capture. :O)


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9/1/2012 4:52:09 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on another terrific winner, Chris.


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9/1/2012 4:58:29 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very much! I so often try to avoid having people in my shots, so I'm thrilled that when I did include them, it turned out so nicely! ;)


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9/1/2012 5:00:55 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Well done - congratulations once again!


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9/1/2012 6:38:12 AM

 
Charles C. Berkeley
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Congratulations on your winning photo! I have been to the Lincoln Memorial before with camera in tow. I would not have thought to shoot the memorial with a long lens.


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9/1/2012 9:11:01 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Congratulations, Chris! This is a fantastic image!


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9/1/2012 10:00:22 AM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congrats on your second Winner for July!!


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9/1/2012 11:43:19 AM

 
Carol Flisak
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Huge congratultaions on another fantastic winner, Chris! Way to go!


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9/1/2012 12:00:57 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this fantastic 2nd Place Gold Winner Chris!

jo ann c.


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9/1/2012 2:40:03 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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WTG on another wonderful Gold Winner Chris!!! Congrats!


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9/1/2012 3:51:50 PM

 
Don Johnson
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Another outstanding winner! Well deserved! Congrats!


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9/1/2012 6:20:27 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats Chris!!!


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9/2/2012 8:42:37 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all so much for the kind words!


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9/3/2012 8:04:30 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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Very unusual and clever, Chris.
Congratulations on your win(s).


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9/5/2012 10:45:09 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks so much, Christine! I wish I could say I had some high-minded logic for this composition... but I happened to be down below the memorial, and Renee had just handed me the 100-400 zoom, and so I tried a few shots from where I stood, and loved this resulting composition!


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9/5/2012 10:48:22 AM

 
Dave Montero
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Abe is checking out the tourists. Congratulations on your win Chris.


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9/9/2012 4:43:20 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Dave; he does look perhaps a little wearied by them all.


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9/10/2012 7:39:15 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Huge CONGRATZ on another impactful Winner!!!

UB.


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9/13/2012 3:31:42 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you!


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9/13/2012 5:13:56 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Sorry for the delay in congratulating you on this fabulous win! Seems like we always have an adventure at Lincoln's monument! Well done Chris!


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9/25/2012 7:04:31 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Gail! Always a fun night out! Though I got to the WWII too late in the evening for any sunset light & color. Will have to try again!


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9/25/2012 7:15:23 PM

 
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