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Wet Nylon

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Wet Nylon
Wet Nylon
f/8, 1/60th second, ISO64, Flash, -2ev
An abstract take on my wet umbrella; the rain here in DC is approaching biblical proportions.
Night shot on my balcony w/ flash diffuser, Polar filter, Levels, USM in PSE2.
6/06 Finalist; DD

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Jeff W. Robinson
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    Excellent comp and color! Jeff


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6/27/2006 4:34:07 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Jeff! I have little-to-no experience with flash. I was trying to "freeze" the rainfall last night, off my balcony, and quickly gave up on that. When I put the umbrella down, the water droplets on the bright colors were kind of interesting. The first results were too flash-heavy, and so I tried diffusing my flash (with a Tupperware bowl!) which was an improvement. Those pictures were ok, but not as sharp as I'd hoped, so I started playing with the crop, then applied Polar twice, and got this "MasterCard-esque" abstract!


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6/27/2006 6:05:26 AM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Great shot Chris - love the colors and contrast. Well done!


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6/27/2006 6:24:53 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Tamera!


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6/27/2006 8:59:24 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Christopher..great that you described your struggles...we all have them...you came up with a terrific result!!!


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6/27/2006 12:22:39 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Glad you like it; thanks, Melissa!


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6/27/2006 4:36:47 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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WTG, my friend! BIG CONGRATS! Awesome pic!


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7/24/2006 9:37:20 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Pat--took me by surprise!


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7/25/2006 4:17:24 AM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Congrats Chris - sometimes it's the ones you least expect to make it to finals. Me too this month. Well done and good luck in the next round.


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7/25/2006 6:38:04 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Big congratulations for all the work you put into this and the results you got, Christopher! Good luck for the next round.


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7/25/2006 8:31:43 AM

 
Chaba Kasanitsky
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Congratulation, excellent abstract Chris !


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7/25/2006 8:41:16 AM

 
Mick Burkey
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Way to go, Chris!! BIG CONGRATS on the finals, my friend. Good luck in the next round - I'm pulling for ya!


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7/25/2006 9:20:59 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Tammy, Kay, Chaba & Mick---thank you all. Wonder if MasterCard would want to consider using it for an ad? (joke!)


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7/25/2006 12:29:57 PM

 
Sandra Freyler
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Congrats, Christopher... Beautiful! :)


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7/25/2006 4:35:43 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Awesome abstract Christopher!!! Many congrats again for a wonderful finalist!! Best of luck for the next round!


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7/25/2006 5:29:52 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you both... I'm still a little bemused that this one placed Finalist over some of my other entries, but I should know by now I can't predict my own entries' outcomes!


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7/25/2006 6:14:46 PM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Congratulations Christopher. Best of luck in the next round.


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7/25/2006 6:15:40 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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Many congrats on this beauty, Christopher!!!


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7/25/2006 8:00:31 PM

 
Julie Robinson
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Congratulations Christopher!


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7/26/2006 1:28:03 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all, Kerby, Nobi & Julie... Glad to see others enjoy this one!


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7/26/2006 4:00:27 AM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Great Finalist Christopher


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7/27/2006 3:22:32 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Mary!


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7/27/2006 6:55:30 PM

 
Nicolas A. Gauders
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this makes me thing of the MasterCard Logo, A credit card.

But well done :D


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8/9/2006 3:20:30 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks. I actually said the same thing earlier on! Interesting that it started out as a rectangle with just 3 triangular patches of color (blue, red, yellow)!


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8/9/2006 5:41:21 AM

 
michael m. grogan
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An absolute awesome abstract Chris, well done on the finalist,


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9/9/2006 4:18:56 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks! That Polarize filter is a lot of fun to explore; hard to predict just how the final result will come out.


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9/9/2006 5:09:21 AM

 
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