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EF100, f/11, 1/30th Second, -ISO 100, 2/3ev, RAW, tripod
A boss stone in the vaulted ceiling of the "Women's Porch" (the north entrance to Washington National Cathedral.)
Sepia toning, Hue adjustments, Diffuse and slight grain applied in RAW Converter & PSE2.
07/07 Finalist; DD

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Gail Vitikacs
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    Wonderful attention to details Chris...this is soooooooo beautiful!


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7/30/2007 4:05:57 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Terrific detail and comp!!


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7/30/2007 4:09:25 AM

 
Ken Smith
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I can only imagine the opportunities you must have, working there. Super shot and I like the tones to this!


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7/30/2007 4:09:40 AM

 
Karen L. Sorbello  

Beautiful lines, wonderful composition. The tones are perfect!
-Karen


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7/30/2007 4:13:38 AM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Great shot Christopher, wonderful details (a)


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7/30/2007 4:41:51 AM

 
Autum Rhoades
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Looks like a painting in my opinion. Love the shadows and the color - wow!


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7/30/2007 6:20:14 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Wonderful tones and detail here, Chris.


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7/30/2007 1:30:29 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Exquisite details and fabulous sepia tones, Chris!


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7/30/2007 3:31:38 PM

 
Paul Michko
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Wonderful design element, Christopher.


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7/30/2007 4:42:00 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Very nice, Chris. I really like the tones and the clarity is marvelous!


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7/30/2007 7:15:42 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Fantastic, Chris!!!!


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7/30/2007 8:08:56 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very much! Haven't shot much new in the last 8 weeks, and it is nice to know you all like this one!


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7/31/2007 4:03:24 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Fabulous image, Chris! The composition and clarity are great, and the PS work is outstanding.


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7/31/2007 11:21:02 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Colleen! I love the clarity of my Canon 100-f/2.8 lens! By far my favorite lens in my bag!


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8/1/2007 4:17:00 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Amazing detail Christopher! I looked through your gallery, and your talent is inspiring!


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8/2/2007 8:20:48 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you very much, Michelle, for your kind words!


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8/3/2007 6:22:43 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Spectacular details and textures, nice lighting as well!


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8/15/2007 12:51:53 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks so much, Donna! Fingers crossed!


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8/15/2007 2:04:11 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Well you did it Chris, congratulations on your great finalist!!!


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8/27/2007 12:05:14 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulation Chris! I love this image!! Way to go!


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8/27/2007 12:14:42 PM

 
eileen bedford
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Congratulations on your finalist Chris, love the color tones and design...


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8/27/2007 1:14:41 PM

 
Dolly L. Davis
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Congratulations, Chris! Awesome image!!


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8/27/2007 2:55:26 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WTG Chris, BIG CONGRAT'S!


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8/27/2007 2:58:52 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Chris. Architectural EOD is a favorite category of mine and this represents it so well. Good luck in the next round.


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8/27/2007 3:02:14 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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So simple and yet so very effective. Congratulations, Chris, on the finalist!


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8/27/2007 5:44:51 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Another wonderful finalist Chris! Congrats!


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8/27/2007 6:05:00 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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I love this one ... big congrats, Chris!


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8/27/2007 8:24:47 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all so much! This was one of my favorites from July; I was thrilled to see it get a Finalist!


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8/28/2007 6:35:44 AM

 
Autum Rhoades
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Congratulations, Chris! This is awesome!


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8/28/2007 11:42:59 AM

 
Steven E. Ray
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You are the man Chris! For such a short time in photography, your skills are prodigy! Some people have, others don't, you have extra. Congratulations!


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8/28/2007 1:51:00 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks Autum!
And Steve, I really appreciate that; thank you very much!


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8/28/2007 2:05:09 PM

 
Michael S. Swaffar
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Congrats Chris... good luck in the next round.


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8/28/2007 4:04:02 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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Congrats again, Chris!
Excellent !


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8/28/2007 5:20:27 PM

 
Sherri Gorman
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Congratulations on your AWESOME finalist!!!


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8/28/2007 5:57:43 PM

 
Esther Smith
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Beautiful Finalist!! Congratulations Chris!!


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8/28/2007 6:56:25 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations on this outstanding Finalist, Christopher!!


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8/28/2007 7:09:28 PM

 
Kaye Burazin
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Texture and detail, a winning combination Chris. Congrats!


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8/28/2007 7:46:15 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Another fantastic finalist for you Chris!!! Congratulations!!!!


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8/28/2007 8:10:57 PM

 
Cora Miller
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Excellent use of enhancements to make this even more pleasing to the eye. Congratulations.


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8/29/2007 12:35:39 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Excellent presentation - I love it! Congratulations on yet another finalist Chris!


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8/29/2007 3:24:27 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks so much, everyone, for the warm comments!


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8/29/2007 6:43:52 AM

 
Mick Burkey
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I didn't get the chance before to congratulate you, Chris, on this outstanding image. The clarity of the boss stone is amazing. Wonderful work!!


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8/29/2007 9:44:02 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks Mick, for checking this one out! I really love this 100mm lens; it always gives clear results!


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8/29/2007 1:45:16 PM

 
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