Abundant Light

Michael G. Marshall 11/22/2011 3:38:05 AM

Wow! Incredible image, Christopher! Love the comp, light, color and lines! Michael #1424963

Jack Gaskin 11/22/2011 4:12:46 AM

HOLLY COW GREAT STUFF Hats off on your efforts over the years here.

Jack #9824444

R. J. Laudenbacher 11/22/2011 4:24:07 AM

This is absolutely beautiful Chris. So happy to see it opened again. #9824469

Joy Rector 11/22/2011 5:10:53 AM

gorgeous shot #9824571

Nikki McDonald 11/22/2011 5:33:20 AM

Beautiful shot of an amazing place, Chris. Love the lines, light, and, above all, colors. Thanks for point out that glimpse we have of the far nave wall -- lovely backdrop for the tomb. #9824619

Katarina Mansson 11/22/2011 6:01:05 AM

Excellent!
Beautiful! #9824678

Marcie A. Fowler 11/22/2011 6:27:48 AM

So well done. Beautiful colors, comp and light. #9824742

Lindley Johnson 11/22/2011 6:36:11 AM

Magnificent light, color, and POV, Chris. A stunning image! #9824758

Dave Montero 11/22/2011 8:55:03 AM

I thought the light was the result of post processing. Sorry for doubting you. Awesome capture Christopher. #9824971

Stefania Barbier 11/22/2011 11:44:13 AM

fabulous colors and architectural capture!!! #9825191

Ann H. Belus 11/22/2011 11:53:53 AM

Absolutely beautiful, Chris! Extraordinary work to capture this so perfectly; it really emphasizes mood, both solemn and surreal at the same time! #9825210

Robert Jensen 11/22/2011 12:09:20 PM

SUPERB! #9825251

William C. Raco 11/22/2011 4:07:09 PM

Such heavenly light and color
Beautiful work, Christopher #9825589

Leslie McLain 11/22/2011 6:39:35 PM

Stunning capture and colors, Chris. #9825917

Christopher J. Budny 11/23/2011 3:58:56 AM

Thank you all very much! I'm really pleased with how this "5th take" from this annual series has turned out! #9826521

Renee Doyle 11/30/2011 12:56:27 AM

(sigh) ........... Awesome!!!!! Best of the best Chris! #9838423

Christopher J. Budny 11/30/2011 3:43:00 AM

hehehe... thanks, Renee!! #9838644

Judy V. Kennamer 12/5/2011 6:45:19 AM

Soooooo beautiful Chris! You are just the master of Cathedral shots! #9848670

Christopher J. Budny 12/5/2011 7:21:13 AM

Thanks so much, Judy! #9848749

Peggy J. Pfister 12/14/2011 9:52:13 AM

Absolutely beautiful, and an excellent narrative as well. Thanks for sharing the info; it makes a fantastic image even more enjoyable. #9864952

Christopher J. Budny 12/14/2011 10:18:06 AM

Man thanks, Peggy! I've got all my fingers crossed for this one! ;) #9864973

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Description

Washington National Cathedral reopened to the public 11/13, 80 days after the M5.8 VA earthquake. The worst of the tons of damaged
masonry has been safely stabilized, and heavy dismantling is underway. Thus, 11/19 was the first Saturday of touring, and the celebratory
mood was boosted by strong sunlight in crystal-clear air. That called for a visit to the south arcade aisle featuring Wilson's tomb.
It is my annual tradition to shoot the morning light of late fall/early winter in this aisle; no other time produces quite this light show!
All the pools of color are sunlight through stained glass; no colors added in editing. Each year, I've tried to improve on the prior year's image;
I think this is the best result I've produced in all 5 years; the wide-angle lens finally let me capture some of the far nave wall and colors behind the tomb.
3 RAW wide-bracketed exposures, adjusted to 6 files for HDR, at 10mm.

Exif: F Number: 10, ISO: 200, FocalLength: 10.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 11/22/2011 3:35:47 AM

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