Iron Lines II

Michelle Alton level-classic 7/30/2011 5:11:34 AM

And the gentle sunlight and shadows don't hurt the shot either. Gorgeous! #1397104

Linda D. Lester level-classic 7/30/2011 5:17:50 AM

You have such a good eye for these!! #9568555

Joy Rector level-classic 7/30/2011 5:46:16 AM

awesome #9568695

Katarina Mansson level-classic 7/30/2011 9:43:56 AM

Clever and beautiful composition.Lovely tones. Excellent picture! #9569379

JudyAnn Rector level-classic 7/30/2011 11:52:13 AM

Beautiful composition, Christopher... it simply has it all. #9569542

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 7/31/2011 4:34:37 AM

Thank you very much! #9570981

Jane Holestine level-classic 7/31/2011 2:07:40 PM

Another stunning image captured with your amazing for composition and your great photo skills. Love the curves contrasted against the very straight lines of the stairs and columns. #9571881

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 7/31/2011 6:36:08 PM

Thanks, Jane! #9572494

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic 8/1/2011 3:31:07 PM

The light, the shadows, the EOD and the POV make this one perfect image. I hope we see this one again. #9574880

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 8/1/2011 3:41:02 PM

Thanks, Heather---I do too!! :) #9574904

Renee Doyle level-classic 8/1/2011 11:56:15 PM

You have the best eye Chris!! I hope we see this beauty again too :-) #9575681

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 8/2/2011 3:54:40 AM

Coming from you, that's saying something, Renee... thank you very much! #9575938

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 8/3/2011 12:31:03 PM

Awesome. #9579603

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 8/3/2011 1:48:41 PM

Thanks so much, Phyllis! #9579716

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 8/25/2011 1:34:40 PM

WTG on this wonderful finalist, Chris! :-) k #9627661

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 8/25/2011 2:23:54 PM

Congrats Chris on this fantastic finalist and good luck. #9628091

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 8/25/2011 3:20:19 PM

Congratulations & good luck, Chris! WTG! #9628417

Lindley Johnson level-classic 8/25/2011 3:51:42 PM

Fabulous lines and tones! Congratulations on your finalist, Chris! #9628654

Cathy Barrows 8/25/2011 3:59:34 PM

Congrats on your finalist...Especially glad to see this one #9628732

Leslie McLain level-classic 8/25/2011 4:51:36 PM

Congrats on a terrific finalist, Chris. #9629305

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 8/25/2011 5:05:30 PM

A BEAUTIFUL Finalist Chris!!! Congrats!!!! #9629469

Terry Cervi level-classic 8/25/2011 5:08:05 PM

Your black and whites are superb, Chris! Congrats on a well deserved finalist! #9629491

Andrew I. Boyd level-classic 8/25/2011 5:13:40 PM

Congrats on this awesome image and finalist,Chris. #9629542

Daniella Puente level-classic 8/25/2011 5:58:39 PM

Precious lines and b&w tones Chris, love the square frame for this, congratulations! #9629889

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 8/25/2011 6:55:27 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! Chris, nicely done! #9630494

Tammy Espino 8/25/2011 7:08:10 PM

A huge congrats on your finalist!!!! :) #9630600

Ellen Hodges level-classic 8/25/2011 7:46:39 PM

Huge congrats on a fabulous finalist, Chris! Very best luck with your efforts, too!! #9630857

Cesar J. La Rosa level-classic 8/25/2011 7:51:38 PM

Congratulations on this WONDERFUL Finalist, Chris!!! It IS a BEAUTIFUL photograph!!!
Cesar #9630882

Julianne Bradford level-classic 8/25/2011 8:13:42 PM

Awesome Finalist Chris! Congratulations! #9630968

Sherran Andersen level-classic 8/25/2011 8:20:08 PM

Love those lines... congrats. #9631001

Naomi Weiser level-classic 8/25/2011 9:44:32 PM

congrats #9631379

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 8/26/2011 3:55:01 AM

Thank you all very much. As soon as the building reopens to the public (now delayed at least until 9/4/11) I plan to revisit the areas I've photographed and compare before-and-after, for any earthquake damages. From what I've heard from staff members so far, this particular area was not damaged, and most of the damage is contained to the upper exterior areas. See nationalcathedral dot org for damage photos, news and info. #9632105

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 8/26/2011 4:40:28 AM

I see Gold all the way on this one Chris. Congrats on your outstanding Finalist! #9632263

David M. Montero level-classic 8/26/2011 9:08:06 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist selection Christopher! The railing really frames the image. #9633379

Claudine Grove level-classic 8/26/2011 11:06:47 AM

Love the "S" curve of the railing. Congrats! #9633845

Michele Peterson level-classic 8/26/2011 11:32:28 AM

Wonderful lines and details, a fantastic image! And a timely win, as well with all that's going on with the cathedral. Congratulations on ALL of your wonderful finalists!! #9633950

Tiia Vissak level-classic 8/26/2011 12:04:08 PM

Congratulations! #9634074

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 8/26/2011 6:57:22 PM

Thank you, folks!
RJ, it wasn't meant to be this time around... (I had my fingers crossed, given the sentimentality I feel for all my images of the now-badly-damaged, post-earthquake, pre-Irene cathedral.) But I'm thrilled this one made it to Finalist, as it is a reworked version of an early favorite. #9635555

Linda Blair level-classic 8/27/2011 6:55:22 AM

Congratulations...beautiful finalist!!! #9636518

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 8/27/2011 10:36:05 AM

Thanks, Linda! #9636921

Dayna Cain level-classic 8/27/2011 7:55:27 PM

You are an amazing photographer. Congrats on this beautiful image. #9637891

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 8/28/2011 4:23:37 AM

Thank you very much, Dayna. You're very kind! #9638228

Thomas E. Hinds level-classic 8/28/2011 7:09:40 PM

Very beautiful composition, Chris! A wonderful piece of work! #9639421

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 8/29/2011 4:06:18 AM

Thank you, Thomas! #9639921

Rona L. Schwarz level-classic 8/29/2011 6:06:17 PM

I'm still catching up on Finalists, Chris...another one of your National Cathedral masterpieces...terrific composition with the curves and lines, light and shadows, stunning in B&W.
Thank you for your comments on my Wolf Trap fireworks image - I was in the DC area with friends who took us to Wolf Trap - not really a photo trip. But next time I go back, I would love to look you up! #9641654

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 8/30/2011 3:53:34 AM

Thank you very much, Rona! Definitely give me a shout when you're back in the area! #9642158

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 9/7/2011 10:28:49 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
#9659278

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 10/18/2011 6:29:50 AM

Beautiful!
Love the graceful curves.
~♥~ #9742501

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 10/18/2011 6:39:06 AM

Thank you both, Lisa & Merna! #9742529

Alex T. Mizuno level-classic 10/29/2011 12:38:55 AM

B&W works so well for this EOD shot. The way framed curves and lines is masterful Chris!! #9769896

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 10/29/2011 3:51:04 AM

Thank you very much, Alex! This is one I've really liked for awhile, and it took several re-edits to reach this outcome! #9770072

Don Johnson level-classic 11/18/2011 11:10:36 AM

What a great B&W image. The tones throught this photo are perfect! The composition is also first rate! #9816797

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 11/18/2011 1:34:11 PM

Thanks, Don! Can't wait to get back in there starting tomorrow! #9817105

Laura E. Swan level-classic 11/18/2011 3:09:47 PM

This image appeals to the eye on so many levels, Chris. The lines and the swirls are such a wonderful representation of strength and style!

It's a very professional and classy image in my book.

Great job!

-Laura :) #9817221

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 11/19/2011 3:49:01 AM

Thank you very much, Laura! #9818314

Allen O. Howard 11/22/2011 11:36:21 AM

Christopher, You have super keen vision. A take my breath away image! Congratulations (late)!!! #9825173

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 11/22/2011 7:48:39 PM

Thank you for the very kind words, Allen! #9826045

Antonio Amen level-classic 12/9/2011 9:50:06 AM

Excellent composition. The tonality is great. Nice work. #9855666

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 12/9/2011 10:04:53 AM

Thank you, Antonio! #9855685

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 12/9/2011 2:05:23 PM

Congratulations!
You’re the kind of person who makes the world a better, brighter place…You worked hard for this, you made it happen, and you have a right to be proud. So enjoy these satisfying moments; you deserve every one! Merna
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Description

A rework of an earlier favorite from Washington National Cathedral; I really like the strong lines formed by these two
wrought iron railings, against the lighter limestone.
07/11 Finalist - All-There-In-Black-and-White Theme
Post-Earthquake Cathedral

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/40 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 35.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 7/30/2011 5:04:56 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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