High Altar

Gail P. Sullivan Student 3/31/2011 4:35:51 AM

Christopher...so full of rich detail and gorgeous lighting on the stained glass. #1365696

Joy Rector 3/31/2011 4:48:18 AM

excellent, love the pov #9327594

Mary Beth Aiello 3/31/2011 6:04:07 AM

Absolutely gorgeous, Chris -- and the detail and lines are amazing. Truly beautiful. #9327784

Julianne Bradford 3/31/2011 4:31:23 PM

What a beautiful church Chris. You certainly know how to show it off in all it's exquisite detail! #9328561

Leslie McLain 3/31/2011 5:05:14 PM

Beautiful capture and details, Chris #9328660

Christopher J. Budny 4/1/2011 4:32:50 AM

Thank you all very much! This is my first attempt at an HDR made from more than 3 exposures. #9329266

Dayna Cain 4/1/2011 11:16:32 AM

Simply amazing...breathtaking! #9329847

Dr Silly 4/26/2011 7:27:30 PM

Congratulations Chris on your first attempt at an HDR Finalist. :O) #9371106

Tammy Espino 4/26/2011 8:12:08 PM

Congrats on this awesome finalist :) #9371346

Ken Smith 4/26/2011 8:15:08 PM

Excellent, Chris..congrats to you!! #9371365

Ellen Hodges 4/26/2011 8:34:15 PM

Huge congrats on a superb finalist, Chris! Very best luck!! #9371458

Joannie M. Bertucci 4/26/2011 8:58:35 PM

Exceptional finalist Chris! Your treatment is flawless as is your composition! #9371546

Renee Doyle 4/27/2011 12:55:16 AM

Awesome work Chris!! Congratulations!! #9372033

Katarina Mansson 4/27/2011 3:28:13 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Chris! #9372221

R. J. Laudenbacher 4/27/2011 6:31:55 AM

Congrats on this beautiful finalist, Chris! #9372848

Terry Cervi 4/27/2011 6:57:00 AM

Stunning work! Congrats on your Finalist, Chris! #9372958

Jane Holestine 4/27/2011 7:51:25 AM

Congrats on this gorgeous finalist, Chris! #9373171

Karen E. Baumann 4/27/2011 9:11:27 AM

I would have missed the woodwork in the front if you hadn't pointed it out... amazing! Love the strong DOF here, Chris and the light is just right. Congratulations on this fine finalist! #9373521

Christopher J. Budny 4/27/2011 9:23:14 AM

Many thanks for all the kind words, folks! I'm always thrilled when one of my cathedral shots makes the cut! #9373556

Michele Peterson 4/27/2011 11:12:18 AM

Wonderful colors... can't wait to see it in person someday. Congratulations on this amazing finalist!! #9373804

Monnie Ryan 4/27/2011 12:54:07 PM

Congratulations on a well-deserved Finalist award! #9374015

Jeana Clark 4/27/2011 1:48:43 PM


Very very beautiful Chris!!!
The color and details are spectacular!!
Awesome image well captured!!
Congratulations on this well deserved Finalist!!! Sure to see again!!!

~J~ #9374153

Merna L. Nobile 4/27/2011 2:06:50 PM

Take photo, Sleep
Edit photo, Sleep
Received award, stop sleeping
CONGRATULATIONS, Merna
#9374199

Christopher J. Budny 4/27/2011 4:00:18 PM

Thank you very much, ladies! Michele (and anyone else visiting DC!) you better look me up when you get out here! #9374649

Patricia A. Coblentz 4/27/2011 4:36:58 PM

Congratulations on this amazing finalist, Chris!! #9374797

Val Feldman 4/27/2011 6:43:57 PM

Breathtaking in it's scope, rich color, light and many fine details, Chris. Your beautiful Cathedral is on my list of must-see's someday, thanks to your many images of it's remarkable and inspiring architecture...which in all honesty, I never would've realized FULLY w/o your wonderful photo input. Hoping to see this one again - and Congratulations! #9375120

Nikki McDonald 4/27/2011 7:42:13 PM

The detail in this image is incredible, Chris -- great job in sharing more of the majesty of this place. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #9375271

Usman M. Bajwa 4/27/2011 8:34:22 PM

The pov and details are enchanting, Chris. CONGRATZ on this terrific Finalist, good luck up next!

UB. #9375395

Linda D. Lester 4/27/2011 9:07:47 PM

Congratulations on your finalist!!!!! #9375448

Katarina Mansson 4/27/2011 11:08:49 PM

YES! Congratulations on your outstanding winner Chris! #9375595

Patricia A. Coblentz 4/27/2011 11:18:35 PM

Fantastic, Chris!! Congratulations on your winner! #9375632

Usman M. Bajwa 4/27/2011 11:29:17 PM

Huge CONGRATZ on this fabulous Winner, Chris!!!

UB. #9375675

Tammy M. Anderson 4/28/2011 2:49:15 AM

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Chris. #9375878

Michelle Alton 4/28/2011 3:34:52 AM

Congratulations! Another well-deserved winner for you, Chris! Gorgeous image. #9375959

Martin J. Wells 4/28/2011 4:24:01 AM

Nice one Chris, great shot well done on another prize!! #9376170

Christopher J. Budny 4/28/2011 4:29:49 AM

Thank you all very much! Congratulations to all happy shooters of the March winning images! #9376210

Agnes Fegan 4/28/2011 4:50:42 AM

So beautiful...congratulations on your Win! #9376345

R. J. Laudenbacher 4/28/2011 5:28:00 AM

Gorgeous work Christopher. Congrats on your win! #9376492

Linda D. Lester 4/28/2011 5:48:54 AM

Just beautiful...Congratulations on your win! #9376568

Gail P. Sullivan 4/28/2011 6:11:29 AM

How wonderful to see this win...congratulations, Christopher! #9376634

Terry Cervi 4/28/2011 6:20:48 AM

Chis, I love this! Congratulations on your superb win! #9376668

Kara Hendricks 4/28/2011 6:25:53 AM

Simply OUTSTANDING... And the judges agree...:)

Congratulations Chris on one awesome shot! #9376680

Karen E. Baumann 4/28/2011 6:47:49 AM

So happy to see this in the Winner selection! Outstanding in all of its detail and lighting! Congratulations on your WINNER, Chris! #9376730

Val Feldman 4/28/2011 7:25:36 AM

So very happy to see Gold attached to this superb capture...Warmest congratulations on a fine and much-deserved win, Chris! #9376850

Michele Peterson 4/28/2011 7:30:05 AM

Congratulations Chris!! :-) #9376876

Christopher J. Budny 4/28/2011 8:44:52 AM

Thank you all very, very much! I definitely want to try some additional HDR images comprised of more than just 3 bracketed exposures---this was my first attempt (I think I merged 5 exposures here) and I'm thrilled with this result! #9377126

Stan Kwasniowski 4/28/2011 9:54:30 AM

Chris, congratulations #9377249

Susan K. Snow 4/28/2011 10:37:42 AM

Stunning work. Absolutely stunning. And, well you should be. Obviously, the judges agree with you. Big congratulations are in order, Chris! #9377394

Julianne Bradford 4/28/2011 11:02:26 AM

Congrats on this wonderful winner Chris! Such a magnificent capture! #9377473

Renee Doyle 4/28/2011 1:02:53 PM

Big congratulations to you Chris!!!!! Like I said before Awesome work and so deserving! #9377782

Kay Beausoleil 4/28/2011 5:26:58 PM

Great POV, Christopher -- congratulations on your win! #9378369

Ken Smith 4/28/2011 5:34:52 PM

Very deserving, Chris...congrats to you! #9378404

Claudia Kuhn 4/28/2011 5:47:19 PM

Wonderful winner Chris, congratulations! #9378434

Christopher J. Budny 4/29/2011 3:11:32 AM

Thanks again, everyone! #9379045

Jeana Clark 4/29/2011 4:23:16 PM


Congratulations on
your outstanding Winner Chris!!!

~J~ #9380196

Nancyj Hovey 4/29/2011 4:55:44 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving 2nd Place WINNER! 8o) #9380283

Christopher J. Budny 4/30/2011 4:39:15 PM

Thank you both! #9381836

Mick Burkey 4/30/2011 5:11:13 PM

Great lighting, design and execution, Chris. Congratulations on your win! #9381887

Christopher J. Budny 5/1/2011 5:58:37 AM

Thanks, Mick! #9382528

Ellen Hodges 5/1/2011 6:40:13 AM

Huge congrats on an awesome winner, Chris! A big WOW!! #9382583

Mary Beth Aiello 5/1/2011 8:48:49 AM

No surprise here, Chris. A true beauty. Huge congrats. #9382818

Christopher J. Budny 5/1/2011 5:42:25 PM

Thank you both, Ellen & Mary Beth! #9383571

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/4/2011 4:35:44 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic 2nd place winner Chris..I new this would be a winner!

Have been unable to comment due to all the tornado's to the area here in north Alabama..but thankfully we are safe and we now have power again...

jo ann c. #9389425

Christopher J. Budny 5/4/2011 5:05:52 PM

Glad to hear you're safe and sound after those terrible storms, Jo Ann! And thank you! #9389503

Don Johnson 5/13/2011 7:49:33 AM

Well done Chris! #9402920

Christopher J. Budny 5/13/2011 6:30:00 PM

Thanks, Don! #9403907

Alex T. Mizuno 10/15/2011 4:10:33 PM

Wonderful details and perspective. I admire the way you control the lighting. Congratulations on your win!!! #9737333

Christopher J. Budny 10/15/2011 5:57:11 PM

Thank you, Alex... this is a 3-image HDR, if I remember. That helps with the contrasty light and shadow, certainly! #9737507

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Description

The high altar at Washington National Cathedral. The wood communion rail in the foreground features carvings of the Apostles.
03-11 2nd Place - T&P

Exif: F Number: 8, ISO: 400, FocalLength: 10.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 3/31/2011 4:22:19 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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