Joy Rector level-classic 12/12/2011 4:04:05 AM

awesome comp #1429584

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 12/12/2011 4:14:05 AM

Wow, Chris, wonderful perspective to get all of these arches. #9860612

Michelle Alton 12/12/2011 5:09:05 AM

Awesome. You had already put the Library of Congress on my bucket list. This is amazing photography, Chris. #9860736

Antonio Amen 12/12/2011 5:37:31 AM

Very good #9860774

Liz blahh 12/12/2011 6:47:31 AM

Great capture! #9860869

Nikki McDonald level-classic 12/12/2011 7:42:51 AM

Those receding, repeating arches, the glow from the hidden lights, the cheery yellow, and the clean off white of the marble combine to make a winner in my book, Chris. I really do love this. #9860963

Phyllis H. Burchett 12/12/2011 9:27:40 AM

Fantastic work Chris! #9861065

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 12/12/2011 11:05:23 AM

Outstanding presentation and composition, Chris!

Dominick #9861215

David M. Montero level-classic 12/12/2011 12:54:51 PM

Your talent astonishes me with every image. I am in awe Chris. BTW, when will the book be published? #9861388

Lindley Johnson level-classic 12/12/2011 3:22:14 PM

The awesome repetition of the beautiful stenciled arches make this lovely image, Chris. #9861541

Robert Jensen level-classic 12/12/2011 7:29:54 PM

Another great architectural study Chris. Sure hope I can get over there some time. #9861931

Christopher Budny level-classic 12/13/2011 3:38:02 AM

Thank you all very much! #9862486

Renee Doyle level-classic 12/14/2011 12:16:25 AM

Love it!!!! #9864115

Christopher Budny level-classic 12/14/2011 3:56:45 AM

Thanks, Renee! #9864383

Leslie McLain level-classic 12/14/2011 6:46:52 PM

Stunning capture, Chris. #9866884

Christopher Budny level-classic 12/15/2011 5:22:45 AM

Thank you, Leslie! #9868098

FERNANDA KINGSLEY-THOMAS level-classic 12/15/2011 1:29:16 PM

This is so beautiful!!!!!!!!! Love it. #9869302

Christopher Budny level-classic 12/15/2011 1:38:10 PM

Thanks so much, Fernanda! #9869320

Carolyn McIntosh 12/28/2011 9:33:52 AM

What an amazing photo . . . love how you captured receding arches and the repetition of the design. You have an amazing eye. #9890202

Christopher Budny level-classic 12/28/2011 10:00:03 AM

Thank you very much, Carolyn, for the kind words! Though, honestly, it would be very hard to take a bad photo in this building!! #9890232

Khalid Al-Issa level-classic 12/29/2011 4:45:17 AM

Very well done here Christopher #9891214

Christopher Budny level-classic 12/29/2011 5:31:05 AM

Thanks, Khalid! #9891268

Carol Flisak level-classic 1/24/2012 2:01:17 PM

Beautiful image, Chris... love the repeating arches! Congrats on your finalist...good luck in the next round! #9939460

Cynthia Bullard 1/24/2012 2:05:39 PM

Congrats Chris on your Finalist! This is a winner! #9939482

Tammy Espino 1/24/2012 2:20:50 PM

Congrats on your awesome finalist!! :) #9939611

Lindley Johnson level-classic 1/24/2012 2:23:02 PM

Love these arches! Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Chris. #9939645

Nikki McDonald level-classic 1/24/2012 2:50:39 PM

Fine, fine! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Chris. I'm betting on it in the next round. #9939941

Terry Cervi level-classic 1/24/2012 3:12:18 PM

Congrats on your fantastic finalist, Chris! #9940112

Leslie McLain level-classic 1/24/2012 3:13:19 PM

Congrats on another beautiful finalist, Chris. #9940118

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 1/24/2012 3:21:06 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Chris!

jo ann c. #9940166

Carolyn McIntosh 1/24/2012 4:04:58 PM

Congratulations on this fine photo . .. and well deserved. #9940526

Agnes Fegan level-classic 1/24/2012 4:15:13 PM

I love the color! Congrats on your Finalist Chris! #9940605

Renee Doyle level-classic 1/24/2012 4:40:40 PM

About to go Gold :-) .... Congratulations Chris!! #9940859

Robert Jensen level-classic 1/24/2012 4:53:52 PM

So glad to see this one again #9941002

Ellen Hodges level-classic 1/24/2012 5:01:25 PM

Huge congrats on a fabulous finalist, Chris!! Very best luck!! #9941075

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 1/24/2012 5:05:33 PM

WTG Chris!!!! Beautiful Finalist!!! And thanks so much for the great tour! #9941121

Mitch Spence level-classic 1/24/2012 5:32:17 PM

A really beautifully seen design image, Chris. Congratulations. #9941420

Phyllis H. Burchett 1/24/2012 6:18:11 PM

BIG congrats Chris! #9941890

The Judges at 1/24/2012 6:38:33 PM

Beautiful! #9942134

Bob Cournoyer level-classic 1/24/2012 7:35:49 PM

Good luck next round, Chris... :-) #9942555

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 1/24/2012 8:20:00 PM

Very pretty colors and design here, Chris. CONGRATZ on this beauty and good luck in the next round!!!

UB. #9942757

Susana Ms Heide level-classic 1/24/2012 10:55:02 PM

OUTSTANDING in every aspect! The way the arches lead to the stairs, the detail captured in the artwork, the colors, the square format, the lighting.... I'm in AWE! We will see this again! For now, a BIG CONGRATZ Chris!! #9943220

Naomi Weiser level-classic 1/25/2012 1:29:24 AM

great composition. congrats! #9943575

FERNANDA KINGSLEY-THOMAS level-classic 1/25/2012 1:31:27 AM

Congratulations. I loved it the minute I saw it. #9943579

Christopher Budny level-classic 1/25/2012 4:23:25 AM

Thank you very much, everyone! I'm thrilled to see this one make it to Finalist, as I spent several hours shooting at the Library when I captured this, on what turned out to be perhaps my favorite one-stop location shoot ever. It is such an elaborately-decorated building--just an amazing space all around! #9944015

Linda D. Lester level-classic 1/25/2012 6:12:51 AM

This has got to be the big winner! Awesome work Chris! Congratulations! #9944397

Charles C. Berkeley level-classic 1/25/2012 9:41:25 AM

Your Finalist photos of the Library of Congress are beautiful. I was in Washington, DC for the first time for a few days about 4 months ago. Your photos make me regret that I didn't take the time to visit the Library of Congress. Congratulations! #9945009

Errick L. Cameron level-classic 1/25/2012 10:23:26 AM

This image really holds the viewers eye. Well done Chris! Congratulations! #9945120

Julianne Bradford level-classic 1/25/2012 11:30:56 AM

Whoa!Winner in my book Chris! Congratulations! #9945231

Renee Doyle level-classic 1/25/2012 2:47:09 PM

I picked it :-) BIG congrats on this well deserved winner Chris!!! #9945737

Tammy Espino level-classic 1/25/2012 2:48:03 PM

Congratulations on your win :) #9945746

Leslie McLain level-classic 1/25/2012 2:50:30 PM

Congrats on a stunning winner, Chris. #9945778

Kathy Salerni level-classic 1/25/2012 2:53:57 PM

Big congrats on your Gold Winning image, Chris! #9945806

Terry Cervi level-classic 1/25/2012 3:02:44 PM

Congrats on your stunning win, Chris! #9945873

Val Feldman level-classic 1/25/2012 3:17:50 PM

A glorious capture and a stunning Gold Win! Big congratulations, Chris! #9945949

Bob Cournoyer level-classic 1/25/2012 3:19:29 PM

Good gold, Chris... :-) #9945961

Kay Beausoleil level-classic 1/25/2012 3:53:34 PM

Congratulations on your win for this lovely image, Christopher! #9946094

tony w. austin 1/25/2012 4:14:04 PM

once again you just amaze me... fantastic work.... when you start teaching I want to be your first student #9946152

Christopher Budny level-classic 1/25/2012 4:15:40 PM

Thank you all very much!

Dunno which I'm more excited about tonight; this win (very exciting!) or Katarina Mansson winning 2 consecutive Grand Prizes here at BP (history-making)!! #9946157

Lindley Johnson level-classic 1/25/2012 4:28:14 PM

Big congratulations, Chris, on your terrific Second Place Winner. Fantastic! #9946203

Monnie Ryan level-classic 1/25/2012 5:08:17 PM

Fabulous, Chris - congratulations on a well-deserved win! #9946338

David Phalen level-classic 1/25/2012 5:17:31 PM

BIG Congrats on a spectacular Winner!! #9946362

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 1/25/2012 5:39:57 PM

Wonderful capture, Chris. Congrats on your win! #9946405

Peggy Pfister level-classic 1/25/2012 5:53:57 PM

Such a beautiful subject and so beautifully captured! Congratulations on a fabulous winner! #9946456

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 1/25/2012 6:15:52 PM

Congratulations on this incredible Winner, Christopher! AMAZING "eye"! #9946510

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 1/25/2012 6:15:52 PM

Congratulations on this incredible Winner, Christopher! AMAZING "eye"! #9946511

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 1/25/2012 6:25:50 PM

BIG congrats Chris on your win!!! #9946547

Carol Flisak level-classic 1/25/2012 6:35:12 PM

Love this! Huge congrats on your winner, Chris! #9946578

Ellen Hodges level-classic 1/25/2012 8:39:48 PM

Very huge congrats on this spectacular winner, Chris!!!! WTG!!! #9946842

Rona L. Schwarz 1/25/2012 9:11:29 PM

WOW! A marvelous capture, Chris! Just love the repeating arches - spectacular POV, lovely delicate colors and design - it really holds interest on so many levels. Will be sure to plan a visit the next time I'm in DC. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GOLD MEDAL WIN! #9946897

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 1/25/2012 9:34:51 PM

HUGE CONGRATZ on your beautiful Gold Winner, Chris!!!

UB. #9946931

Bojan Bencic level-classic 1/26/2012 3:22:36 AM

Fantastic. Congratulations on your win, Christopher! #9947318

Katarina Mansson 1/26/2012 3:29:57 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner! Love the details, shapes, POV, composition and colors. A true Chris marked beauty! #9947337

Don Johnson level-classic 1/26/2012 7:33:56 AM

Congratulations Chris! Another great, great shot! #9947783

Janet Fikar level-classic 1/26/2012 7:59:23 AM

Hey Chris - congratulations on this well deserved win! You did a fantastic job controlling the color cast and lines. Great capture! #9947841

Linda D. Lester level-classic 1/26/2012 8:57:13 AM

Just awesome hope to see this one day!
Congratulations!!! #9947961

Claudine Grove level-classic 1/26/2012 9:03:17 AM

Love this one! The color and composition just draw you in. Congrats on your gold Winner! #9947980

Christopher Budny level-classic 1/26/2012 9:39:08 AM

Many thanks, folks! So happy to have one of my Library of Congress shots make it!
Rona, be sure to look me up if you get to DC! #9948043

Ken Smith level-classic 1/26/2012 4:59:16 PM

You really do good with these shots. Congrats, Chris! #9948895

Alex T. Mizuno level-classic 1/26/2012 5:19:23 PM

Big Congratulations Chris! Your POV is always fresh and enlightening. The perspective here is so amazing! #9948934

Larry L. Redmon level-classic 1/26/2012 8:22:53 PM

Fantastic shot! Congratulations! #9949158

Michele Peterson level-classic 1/26/2012 8:53:51 PM

Congratulations, Chris, on a fantastic winning photo! I love the repetition of the arches, you captured them just right! #9949225

Christopher Budny level-classic 1/27/2012 4:12:41 AM

Thank you Ken, Alex, Larry & Michele! #9949689

Michael Umbreit level-classic 1/27/2012 5:40:38 AM

Chris - Congratulations on your winning image!! - Mike #9949931

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic 1/27/2012 6:02:38 AM

I can't imagine this being so stunning if you had moved one inch in a different direction. It must have "felt right" as you clicked that shutter, because it feels so dynamic. And, luckily for us (and you), the BP Judges felt what you and the rest of us did. Congratulations, Christopher. #9949992

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 1/27/2012 7:59:32 AM

YAHOOOOO!!!! Excellent win Chris! Congratulations! #9950227

Christopher Budny level-classic 1/27/2012 11:57:58 AM

Thank you very much, folks!
Kathy, I would have loved one improvement---take down the LCD flat panel displays attached to the face of the columns which, while not highly visible in this shot, do block some of my sight lines to the complete arches and stenciling... ;) #9950703

Joannie Bertucci level-classic 1/28/2012 10:57:26 AM

Bravo Chris on one amazing eod image and presentation! Congrats on your well deserved gold badge! #9952358

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 1/28/2012 3:48:19 PM

WTG on your wonderful winning photo! :-) k #9952716

Christopher Budny level-classic 1/29/2012 6:52:22 AM

Thank you, Joannie & Kitty! #9953644

Merna L. Nobile 1/30/2012 11:07:46 AM

You can feel it in the air, the anticipation of waiting for the awards to arrive. The talent that is on display for all to see and share is amazing. Congratulations to all the January, 2012 winners. Merna


David M. Montero level-classic 1/31/2012 5:23:13 PM

Very happy to see this one at the winners table. Congratulations Chris!!! #9958049

Christopher Budny level-classic 1/31/2012 5:24:48 PM

Thank you both, Merna & Dave! #9958053

Patti Coblentz level-classic 2/1/2012 6:03:16 PM

A brilliant image, Chris...congratulations on your well deserved win!! #9959791

Christopher Budny level-classic 2/2/2012 5:31:55 AM

Thanks so much, Patti! #9960566

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 7/22/2012 5:31:29 AM

Love the composition and the great bright yellows. Congratulations on Your Win! #10239785

Christopher Budny level-classic 7/22/2012 6:30:26 AM

Thank you, Amanda! #10239848

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Reworked to fix a slight color cast on the marble columns. These bright, cheery stenciled arches support the Great Hall of the Library of Congress.
12/11 EoD Second Place

Exif: F Number: 12.9, ISO: 320, FocalLength: 22.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

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