The Nave

Sarah A. Christian 1/3/2011 6:26:08 AM

This image is OUTSTANDING!!! The whisper of color in the flags is perfect for this magnificent capture! Well done, Christopher! #1340900

Patti Coblentz 1/3/2011 5:14:42 AM

Fantastic depth, detail, symmetrical comp, and lighting in this Chris...I particularly like the teensy bit of color evident, but not pervasive. Beautiful image! #9140080

Melinda F. Schneider 1/3/2011 5:18:13 AM

Beautiful! Love the near-monotone!
I'm adding a super wide angle to my wish list! #9140088

Marcie A. Fowler 1/3/2011 5:53:49 AM

I really like the touches of soft color in this image. #9140159

Christopher Budny 1/3/2011 6:41:51 AM

Thanks so much, Sarah!

Somehow, the first comments for this image this morning got 'orphaned', so I'm pasting them here.

Katarina Mansson
member since: 7/4/2006
Donīt you just love that lens?!?! This is SPECTACULAR! Excellent exposure and treatment, composition, light and tones. This will get GOLD!
1/3/2011 5:12:18 AM

Patricia A. Coblentz
member since: 7/6/2008

Fantastic depth, detail, symmetrical comp, and lighting in this Chris...I particularly like the teensy bit of color evident, but not pervasive. Beautiful image!
1/3/2011 5:14:42 AM

Melinda Schneider
member since: 8/14/2007

Beautiful! Love the near-monotone!
I'm adding a super wide angle to my wish list!
1/3/2011 5:18:13 AM

Marcie Fowler
member since: 10/17/2003

I really like the touches of soft color in this image.
1/3/2011 5:53:49 AM #9140255

R. J. Laudenbacher 1/3/2011 7:16:22 AM

Outstanding capture Christopher. #9140330

Richard B. Hallick 1/3/2011 7:23:18 AM

Fabulous capture, rich in details and textures. #9140355

Dayna Cain 1/3/2011 11:07:26 AM

This is so amazing! Your choice of "almost monotone" was perfect and the detail is breath-taking! Absolute gold! I am SOOO jealous. LOL (I really am jealous) Great job!!!!!! #9140690

Nikki McDonald 1/3/2011 6:10:17 PM

Wonderful, wonderful, Chris -- the use of the lens, the magnificent interior of the cathedral, the choice of tones. I'm with Melinda -- it's on my list. #9141204

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 1/3/2011 6:48:59 PM

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Chris! :-) k #9141257

Christopher Budny 1/4/2011 7:10:14 AM

Many thanks, folks! I've shot so many images at the cathedral over the years, but this new one is definitely a top favorite of mine! #9142154

Renee Doyle 1/5/2011 4:11:58 PM

Fantastic HDR Chris!!! Wonderful comp and I see you are having a ball with that new lens already!!! Awesome work! #9145027

Christopher Budny 1/5/2011 5:29:40 PM

Thanks, Renee... yes, I'm mildly (ok, heavily) obsessed with the new lens at this point. #9145135

Sarah A. Christian 2/10/2011 11:29:10 AM

Heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS, CHRIS, on your Finalist image!!! Destined for greatness!!! WTG! #9225580

Patti Coblentz 2/10/2011 11:31:59 AM

A stellar month for you, Chris...all of your finalists are so striking and each one destined for gold! Congratulations! #9225609

Tammy Espino 2/10/2011 3:59:29 PM

Congrats on your finalist!! :) #9227756

Merna L. Nobile 2/10/2011 5:15:46 PM

Black and White, Bright Colors, Full Frame or Cropped, it does not matter. You’re a winner! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #9228372

Rolando Rosito 2/10/2011 5:51:04 PM

Congratulations Chris, good luck next round! #9228630

Valentin M. Armianu 2/10/2011 8:33:36 PM

Fantastic image,Chris ! Congratulations on your finalist! #9229781

Katarina Mansson 2/11/2011 1:03:17 AM

Outstanding!!! Congratulations on your creative, perfect and successful finalist Chris! #9230264

Christopher Budny 2/11/2011 3:50:12 AM

Thank you all very much! #9230536

Joanna Madloch 2/11/2011 6:50:30 AM

I love the way you composed and treated it. De-saturation really works as a notion of coldness here. I love the perspective and the fact that you did not straighten it up. The eye "flies" following those lines. #9231362

James Reininger 2/11/2011 11:02:51 AM

Whoa! Great composition and lighting! I predict that this is a winner! #9232104

Renee Doyle 2/11/2011 4:21:10 PM

Awesome!! Nothing else to say but Congratulations :-) #9233051

Christopher Budny 2/11/2011 4:43:43 PM

Thank you all very much! #9233181

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/11/2011 7:01:49 PM

Congratulations again. What a spectacular image!!! WTG Chris!!! #9233546

Renee Doyle 2/11/2011 7:35:10 PM

I guess there is something else to say - CONGRATS again - double Gold - WTG Chris - really happy for you!! #9233704

Tammy Espino 2/11/2011 8:05:01 PM

Congrats on your win :) #9233840

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 2/11/2011 8:35:38 PM




Patti Coblentz 2/11/2011 9:20:20 PM

Congratulations on another outstanding winner, Chris!! The new lens and you are meant for each other! #9234089

Michele Peterson 2/11/2011 9:29:07 PM

Another amazing photo, definitely deserving of the win. Congratulations, Chris, this has been a great month for you!! #9234117

Rona L. Schwarz 2/11/2011 9:52:13 PM

You sure have made this lens sing, Chris! Another absolutely fantastic image - what a totally fabulous month for you, and so well-deserved! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON ANOTHER SUPERB GOLD WINNER! #9234171

Bojan Bencic 2/11/2011 11:21:27 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Christopher. #9234341

Michelle Alton 2/12/2011 2:24:17 AM

What a GOLDEN month for you, Christopher. Your work is stunning and so deserving of your golden reward! #9234509

Linda D. Lester 2/12/2011 6:16:12 AM

Awesome winner....Congratulations! #9235017

Ken Smith 2/12/2011 6:30:27 AM

Inspiring shot, Chris...and congrats to you again! #9235082

David Phalen 2/12/2011 7:00:56 AM

BIG Congrats on a spectacular Winner!! #9235167

Melissa G. Meiselman 2/12/2011 7:03:34 AM

Huge congrats, Chris on your wonderful winner!! #9235178

Lisa J. Boulden 2/12/2011 8:11:48 AM

Another wonderful winner!
Big congratulations, Christopher!
~♥~Lisa #9235457

Claudia Kuhn 2/12/2011 9:02:25 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful winner! #9235650

Michael Umbreit 2/12/2011 9:09:30 AM

Chris - Congratulations on your other win!! - Mike #9235680

Mick Burkey 2/12/2011 11:38:30 AM

Beautiful lines and tones, Chris. Congrats on another winner! You are on a roll! #9235936

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/12/2011 11:40:22 AM

WTG on another fabulous winner, Chris! :-) k #9235939

Gail Vitikacs 2/12/2011 11:46:31 AM

You have had a spectular month Chris!!! Sooooo exciting!!! Congratulations! #9235954

Emile Abbott 2/12/2011 12:23:53 PM

Congratulation Chris on a stunning winner. #9236042

Karen Celella 2/12/2011 1:07:25 PM

There's only one grand prize winner, so you have to stack the rest along with that one. Congratulations on another excellent winner, Chris! #9236200

Christopher Budny 2/12/2011 2:35:23 PM

Thank you all very, very much for the kind words... I've been floating all day, between the GP and this 2nd Place, and both being images of my favorite place! #9236394

Rolando Rosito 2/12/2011 6:46:04 PM

Congratulations again Christopher! #9236813

Katarina Mansson 2/13/2011 3:43:28 AM

Itīs a beauty Chris - big congrats on your winner! #9237245

Christopher Budny 2/13/2011 6:36:55 AM

Thank you both, Katta & Rolando! #9237609

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/13/2011 10:34:06 AM

Congratulations on this awesome Gold Winner...and very well deserved Christopher!

jo ann c. #9238022

Christine Czernin 2/13/2011 11:03:05 AM

I am facinated by the light you captured here. It is unreal, and beautiful.
More congrats. #9238059

Jeana Clark 2/13/2011 1:36:42 PM

Congratulations on your stunning Winner Chris!!!!

~J~ #9238288

Christopher Budny 2/13/2011 3:26:23 PM

Thanks so much, Jeana, Christine & Jo Ann! #9238557

Monika Sapek 2/13/2011 10:31:57 PM

Fabulous work, Chris! Congratulations on your Winner! #9239024

Christopher Budny 2/14/2011 5:51:16 AM

Thank you very much, Monika! #9239606

Robert Jensen 2/14/2011 12:14:53 PM

I'm glad to see the judges selected this one also! #9240385

Christopher Budny 2/14/2011 1:18:37 PM

Thanks! Hehehe... me too!---it was another wide-angle favorite of mine shot on the same day as "The Way Up". #9240488

Usman M. Bajwa 2/20/2011 10:12:01 AM

Huge CONGRATZ on getting into the Winners' Circle, Chris!!!

UB. #9251591

Christopher Budny 2/20/2011 10:21:17 PM

Thank you very much, Usman! #9252449

Deborah C. Lewinson 2/21/2011 4:12:56 PM

Congrats on this awesome winner, Chris! #9254297

Christopher Budny 2/22/2011 8:26:21 PM

Thanks, Deborah! #9256657

Don Johnson 5/13/2011 7:55:08 AM

Beautiful Chris. Really well done! You are producing great images with your new lens! #9402930

Christopher Budny 5/13/2011 6:31:11 PM

Thanks so much Don... its my new favorite lens, to be sure! #9403911

Jill Battaglia 7/6/2011 6:26:45 AM

The word that comes to mind is "Awesome"!! Big congrats!! #9510751

Christopher Budny 7/6/2011 7:24:54 AM

Thanks, Jill! Looking forward to meeting up with you next week! #9510882

Jill Battaglia 7/6/2011 7:41:23 AM

Yes! Me too!! :-) #9510919

Ellen Hodges 9/18/2011 4:38:15 PM

What an exquisite winner, Chris!! Wow!!!!! #9678246

Christopher Budny 9/18/2011 5:23:00 PM

Thank you, Ellen! One of my very earliest shots with the (then-new) 10-22mm wide angle lens---I LOVE that lens! #9678297

Alex T. Mizuno 10/16/2011 12:55:11 AM

Spectacular view of this amazing cathedral. Congratulations on your win Chris! I'd like to visit this cathedral when the repair work is done. #9737957

Christopher Budny 10/16/2011 7:11:48 PM

Thank you Alex; I'll be happy to give you a tour when you get out this way! #9739475

Don Johnson 3/26/2012 12:57:45 PM

This is amazing! Well done! #10058288

Christopher Budny 3/26/2012 12:58:27 PM

Thanks, Don! This is one of my earliest favorites off the ultra-wide-angle lens. #10058292

Dayna Cain 4/27/2012 12:35:02 PM

Had to come back for another look at this one too. This is just amazing Chris. #10111648

Christopher Budny 4/27/2012 1:40:26 PM

Thanks so much, Dayna! You've got to plan a visit to DC sometime, and I'll show you around all my favorite spots! #10111718

Luigi Di Serio 6/19/2012 6:41:22 AM

WOW! How do I regret not going to visit there when I was in D.C. I don't know how I missed your gallery but it is certainly one of the best on BP. #10188445

Christopher Budny 6/19/2012 6:53:40 AM

Many thanks, Luigi! If you ever get back to DC, let me know---I'm a tour guide at this cathedral, and would be happy to show you around! And thank you for the very kind words on my gallery! You've got some very creative design images yourself. #10188473

Julianne Bradford 3/2/2013 12:01:46 PM

Congratulations Chris!! This is just marvelous!! Love the desaturation! #10593407

Christopher Budny 3/2/2013 2:45:11 PM

Thanks so much, Julianne! #10593753

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Washington National Cathedral on New Year's Day.
It was wet, cold and grey out, and so the windows weren't throwing their marvelous colors. I opted for a heavily desaturated (almost monotone)
treatment of this 3-exposure HDR combination, shot with the EFS10-22mm lens @10mm.
1/11 Second Place - T&P

Exif: F Number: 11.3, ISO: 400, FocalLength: 10.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 1/3/2011 5:05:57 AM

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