Bench & Bust

Joy Rector level-classic 7/3/2011 8:19:12 AM

great shot, love the comp and the lighting #1390068

Katarina Mansson level-classic 7/3/2011 8:36:42 AM

Great POV, tones and details. Sure is a beautiful place! #9503828

Cathy Barrows 7/3/2011 9:32:55 AM

fabulous #9503896

Marcie A. Fowler 7/3/2011 2:12:22 PM

Nicely composed and framed . . . really like the darker wood of the bench against the marble walls . . . #9504156

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 7/4/2011 4:30:20 AM

Thanks so much! It is such a beautiful space; I could have photographed there for hours more. #9505232

Renee Doyle level-classic 7/6/2011 1:20:19 PM

Excellent exposure and framing Chris!!! Beautifully done! #9511500

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 7/6/2011 3:55:04 PM

Thank you very much, Renee! #9511800

Leslie McLain level-classic 7/6/2011 5:42:26 PM

Terrific capture and details, Chris. #9512077

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 7/7/2011 3:50:29 AM

Thanks, Leslie! #9512908

Lindley Johnson level-classic 8/25/2011 3:26:02 PM

Love this unique composition, Chris! Congratulations on your terrific finalist. #9628456

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 8/25/2011 5:26:18 PM

Congrats again Chris, wonderful image! #9629662

Leslie McLain level-classic 8/25/2011 5:32:54 PM

Congrats on another beautiful finalist, Chris. #9629722

Tammy Espino 8/25/2011 6:53:30 PM

A huge congrats on your finalist!!!! :) #9630476

Gina Cormier 8/25/2011 10:34:32 PM

Congrats on this beautiful image! #9631580

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 8/26/2011 3:51:38 AM

Thanks so much, everyone! #9632092

Claudine Grove level-classic 8/26/2011 11:05:12 AM

Wonderful image with great detail. Congrats! #9633839

David M. Montero level-classic 8/26/2011 11:20:30 AM

Fantastic capture. Congratulations on your Finalist selection Christopher! #9633900

Bob Cournoyer level-classic 8/26/2011 12:06:54 PM

Congrats on your gold, Chris... :-) #9634092

Lindley Johnson level-classic 8/26/2011 12:24:36 PM

Big congratulations on your fabulous Win, Chris! #9634200

Michelle Alton level-classic 8/26/2011 12:25:16 PM

This is a wonderful image, perfectly conceived and executed, Chris. Congratulatons! #9634204

Christine Czernin level-classic 8/26/2011 12:36:54 PM

This is such a beautiful image, the more I look at it, the more I like it.
Congrats on your win, Chris. #9634260

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 8/26/2011 12:42:51 PM

Congratulations on this incredible Winner, Chris! WTG! #9634298

Mitch Spence level-classic 8/26/2011 12:55:35 PM

Way to go, Chris. A pretty gold on a beautiful image. #9634345

Kara Hendricks level-classic 8/26/2011 1:00:09 PM

HUGE congratulations Chris! #9634373

Leslie McLain level-classic 8/26/2011 1:00:34 PM

Congrats on a terrific winner, Chris. #9634376

Monnie Ryan level-classic 8/26/2011 1:22:51 PM

Fabulous, Chris - a well-deserved win!! #9634461

Claudine Grove 8/26/2011 2:01:43 PM

Congrats on the Gold! #9634568

Debra R. Harder level-classic 8/26/2011 2:32:17 PM

This is FABULOUS, Chris! Huge congratulations on your EXCELLENT GOLD WINNER! Deb #9634685

Michele Peterson level-classic 8/26/2011 3:08:03 PM

Congratulations Chris! This image is so detailed and yet such simple subjects. Congratulations again on your great win! #9634835

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 8/26/2011 3:30:32 PM

BIG congrats Chris on this fantastic winner!!! #9634908

David Phalen level-classic 8/26/2011 5:38:43 PM

BIG Congrats on an outstanding Winner!! #9635336

Tammy Espino 8/26/2011 6:52:28 PM

Big congrats on your winner~ :) #9635539

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 8/26/2011 7:00:06 PM

Thank you all very much! This was a very pleasant surprise tonight! #9635564

Bunny Snow level-classic 8/26/2011 7:13:51 PM

Love the lighting, tonality, and details of this beautiful place.
Through your images, I beginning to understand why my mother loved living in the District so much and why my brother is still there. It's a beautiful city filled with beautiful buildings, which you've captured so well.

Congratulations on your gold medal win, Chris. #9635609

Rona L. Schwarz level-classic 8/26/2011 7:52:15 PM

Superb composition, Chris!! Love the framing, the exposure, the lighting, and everything else! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GOLD WINNER! #9635726

Katarina Mansson level-classic 8/27/2011 3:51:43 AM

Great lines, comp, tones, exposure...and a beauty as well; congratulations Chris! #9636210

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 8/27/2011 5:12:55 AM

Thank you, very much!
Bunny, I'm glad I've helped boost DC for you ;) It gets such a bad rap from the politics, but the city itself is fantastic. #9636381

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 8/27/2011 7:41:43 AM

Congratulations Chris! Wonderful #9636615

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 8/27/2011 10:36:22 AM

Thank you Claudia! #9636922

Karen E. Baumann level-classic 8/27/2011 12:04:14 PM

Beautifully seen and captured Chris. Thank you for the description too! Congratulations on your win! #9637081

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 8/27/2011 3:08:31 PM

Thanks, Karen! #9637435

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 8/27/2011 3:37:50 PM


Great photographers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.
Congratulations for your achievement, August, 25, 2011. Merna

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Gail Vitikacs level-classic 8/27/2011 4:02:59 PM

WAY TO GO CHRIS! Congrats on this marvelous winner! #9637568

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 8/28/2011 4:23:13 AM

Thank you! #9638227

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 8/28/2011 6:41:42 AM

Congrats Chris on this fabulous win. So well deserved.! #9638355

Terry Cervi level-classic 8/28/2011 9:15:27 AM

Stunning detail and so beautfiful, Chris! Congrats on your win!! #9638579

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 8/28/2011 2:35:11 PM

Thank you, ladies! #9638998

Jessica Jenney level-classic 8/28/2011 3:16:49 PM

Congratulations, Chris on your fabulous win! #9639066

David M. Montero level-classic 8/28/2011 3:48:50 PM

Congratulations on your marvelous win Christopher! #9639124

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 8/29/2011 4:06:00 AM

Thank you both! #9639920

Linda Blair level-classic 8/29/2011 8:55:58 AM

Congratulations on this wondferful winning image!! #9640561

Susan Fox level-classic 8/29/2011 10:04:12 AM

Congratulations Chris! #9640684

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 8/29/2011 11:26:54 AM

Thank you both very much! #9640830

Patricia A. Coblentz level-classic 8/29/2011 1:28:37 PM

Congratulations on your magnificent win, Chris!! #9641044

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 8/29/2011 2:41:09 PM

Thank you very much, Patti! #9641172

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 8/30/2011 7:56:56 AM

Outstanding capture and congratulations on this wonderful finalist Chris!

jo ann c. #9642661

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 8/30/2011 8:12:47 AM

Thank you, Jo Ann! #9642707

Mick Burkey level-classic 8/30/2011 2:43:35 PM

Congratulations on your win, Chris! Beautiful lighting. #9643253

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 8/30/2011 5:51:52 PM

Thank you very much, Mick! #9643609

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 8/31/2011 10:35:10 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!

UB. #9645665

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 9/1/2011 3:35:42 AM

Thanks, Usman! #9646018

Renee Doyle level-classic 9/4/2011 7:40:48 AM

Really happy to see this beauty again Chris!!! Belated but BIG congrats to you!! Cheers:-) #9652270

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 9/4/2011 6:40:01 PM

Thank you, Renee! #9653137

Don Johnson level-classic 9/26/2011 6:47:42 AM

I missed this Chris, but this is a stunner. Took a good photographic eye to see this image. Congratulations! Well deserved. #9694970

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 9/26/2011 9:29:52 AM

Thank you so much, Don---though, the Library building itself goes a long way in helping anyone shoot beautiful images there! #9695588

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Description

In the Great Hall at the Library of Congress, clad in white marble, with a multi-color marble and brass-inlay floor. This "lobby" is symmetrical;
there is a matching niche and single bench on the opposite wall of stairs leading to the upper level, where most of my earlier images were made.
Above the bust (of George Washington), figures representing America & Africa sit beside the globe; their partners opposite represent Asia & Europe.
07/11 Second Place - T&P

Exif: F Number: 8, ISO: 320, FocalLength: 72.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 7/3/2011 6:10:45 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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