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Salisbury Flock
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Salisbury Flock
Salisbury Flock
EFS 17-85 @64, f/11, 1/200th Second, ISO100, RAW
From the water meadows around Salisbury Cathedral, just before the rains started.
05/07 Finalist, T&P

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Kimberly Mills
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    You captured such peacefulness! Great job.

5/27/2007 7:31:10 AM

 
Mike Perez
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Beautiful scene and capture, Christopher! My only suggestion is that I would have cropped more of the sky out for a tighter POV. Great shot!

5/27/2007 10:17:34 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Terrific capture Chris....wonderful colors and landscape!

5/27/2007 12:15:49 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Superb shot, Chris! The combination of livestock and cathedral is fabulous!

5/27/2007 3:44:36 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Wow! I just love this scene, Chris! It looks very quaint and majestic at the same time. Good capture with the main sheep looking at the camera in the foreground. The lighting and colors are great, too! I would also like to add that I agree some with Mike P. It might do to take out a little bit of the sky; it tends to overpower the composition a bit. But other than that, it's a wonderful piece of work, Chris!

5/27/2007 6:24:02 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very much, for commenting! I'll have to keep the crop ideas in mind, for next month!

5/28/2007 9:53:31 AM

 
Dennis Flanagan
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A flock? LOL Very nice shot Chris.

6/17/2007 5:04:31 PM

 
Dennis Flanagan
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I stand corrected. A drove, a flock or a herd...

6/17/2007 5:06:05 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks! But are you picking on my title, Dennis?? ;) I thought it was appropriate---a flock of sheep out in the meadow (there were many more grazing out of frame) to tie in with the concept of the priests at Salisbury, tending to their own flock of worshippers... Clearly, I must have missed the mark with you! ;)

6/17/2007 5:07:02 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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I agree with Susan about the "quaint and majestic at the same time" aspect of this wonderful capture. I love that kind of juxtaposition and when it works as well as this does (re your own flock/shepherd analogy), it's even better. Good to see this in C&C and I hope to see it again next week.

6/23/2007 12:38:32 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, Nikki! This has grown to be one of my favorites from my vacation; at first I almost trashed it, thinking no way, to put it on BP, because of the dominant grey sky. But now I really like it.
Always pays to look your images over a few days later, with a fresh mood.

6/23/2007 6:46:42 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Oh, yea, Christopher. I am so happy to see this again! Congratulations on your finalist!

6/26/2007 2:50:49 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round.

6/26/2007 3:11:21 PM

 
Mike Perez
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Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Christopher!

6/26/2007 3:43:34 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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WooooHooo! WTG,Chris! BIG CONGRATS!

6/26/2007 4:00:51 PM

 
Chastity Abbott
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Beautiful conrgats on your finalist!

6/26/2007 4:28:22 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Another beauty....CONGRATULATIONS!

6/26/2007 5:37:28 PM

 
Les Rhoades
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Super Congratulations on the Finalist badge! Sorry I missed this one earlier. Good luck in the next round.

6/26/2007 5:57:29 PM

 
Marie Fields
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Chris! :)

6/26/2007 6:09:55 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Congratulations again, Chris!!

6/26/2007 6:53:27 PM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Congratulations Chris. Beautiful finalist.

6/26/2007 7:03:35 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Congratulation, Chris! Good luck this next round!

6/26/2007 7:25:54 PM

 
Tonya R. Boles
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Congrats Chris..

6/26/2007 7:59:57 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Outstanding Chris!! Congratulations :0)

6/26/2007 8:11:49 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Such an amazing finalist, congratulations!!! Great perspective!

6/26/2007 9:20:09 PM

 
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Congratulations Chris on this wonderful finalist. :O)

6/27/2007 3:27:52 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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This just ooozes UK with the sheep, cathedral, weather and all. Excellent capture - congratulations on the finalist Chris!

6/27/2007 3:48:08 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations!!!

6/27/2007 3:50:59 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you very much, everyone!

6/27/2007 3:56:04 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Superb !!! Big congrats again Chris :O)

6/27/2007 5:58:29 AM

 
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Congratulations on this Finalist. I've been on that spot, but never produced anything as interesting. The sheep make the photo.

6/27/2007 5:58:58 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations Chris!

6/27/2007 6:33:15 AM

 
Holly Shao
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Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Chris!

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6/27/2007 8:20:08 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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WTG, Christopher! Congratulations!

6/27/2007 8:58:07 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you folks, so much for your comments!

6/27/2007 12:34:17 PM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
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This is a beautiful reminder of my teenage years spent in the Salisbury area (Bulford Camp to be exact). Is it the angle of your shot or have they actually straightened the spire? It always used to have a pronounced curve and I understood it was nearly impossible to correct it, but that was many years ago. Love the shot...
Ann

1/2/2008 6:38:37 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, Elizabeth! They did mention on the tour, the bend in the tower, from settling... And I can remember seeing it, walking around the cathedral; so it probably is this angle that diminishes the appearance. Have a happy New Year!

1/2/2008 7:35:55 AM

 
Peggy J. Maguire
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Beautiful scene Christopher and Congratulations!

4/24/2008 7:58:12 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Peggy! Your commenting on this older one makes me suddenly want to go back to England...!

4/25/2008 5:57:07 AM

 
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