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Joy Rector level-classic 12/19/2011 4:12:54 AM

gorgeous #1431235

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic 12/19/2011 4:33:31 AM

What a beauty! #9877154

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 12/19/2011 4:57:32 AM

Very cool pov, eod and colors here, Chris. Fantastic work!!!

UB. #9877166

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 12/19/2011 5:25:55 AM

What a great POV and beautiful HDR work, Chris! #9877228

Katarina Mansson level-classic 12/19/2011 6:32:20 AM

Outstanding!!! Terrific HDR work and beautiful colors. Excellent POV and comp. You have a winner coming up Chris... #9877309

Errick L. Cameron level-classic 12/19/2011 6:51:04 AM

Very nice work here Chris. Your POV is captivating and holds the eye in this beautiful photo. #9877354

Carol Flisak level-classic 12/19/2011 7:17:14 AM

Beautiful image, Chris... wonderful comp, leading lines and treatment! #9877387

Marcie A. Fowler level-classic 12/19/2011 7:30:08 AM

Truly beautiful. Nice repeating patterns, lighting and PoV. #9877412

Dayna Cain level-classic 12/19/2011 10:28:43 AM

I agree with Katarina. Winner!!!!! #9877660

Bonnie C. Lackey level-classic 12/19/2011 7:00:18 PM

Marvelous!!! #9878314

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 12/20/2011 5:04:03 AM

Thank you all very much! #9878892

Leslie McLain level-classic 12/27/2011 6:46:55 PM

An amazing capture, Chris. #9889235

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 12/28/2011 5:05:33 AM

Thanks, Leslie! #9889702

Dayna Cain level-classic 1/16/2012 4:36:58 PM

Can't wait to see a big, gold badge under this one Chris. It's coming...just a matter of time now!!! #9924222

tony w. austin level-classic 1/16/2012 4:49:41 PM

can you get any more talented LOL... love this #9924238

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 1/16/2012 5:45:37 PM

Wow!
Great pov and comp!
Great job!
~♥~Lisa #9924356

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 1/17/2012 4:23:57 AM

Thanks so much, Dayna, Tony & Lisa! Tony---I hope the answer to that question is "Yes"! But I truly appreciate the sentiment, and am glad you love the image too---the building is a photographer's dream (if you like that sort of thing! ;) #9925048

Terry A. Stoa level-classic 3/6/2012 5:40:41 AM

Nice work, Chris - you inspire us.

"On the floor" because (a) you wanted that perspective, or (b) tripods aren't allowed in the LOC, or maybe (c) both?

It looks like one could spend a lifetime in just a few DC-area buildings. #10024720

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 3/6/2012 5:53:59 AM

Thank you Terry---DC is a fantastic place to photograph and tour, definitely!

The Library doesn't allow tripods without an permit arranged in advance... I had arranged a permit for this visit, and was actually using my tripod at the lowest setting possible, to get close to the floor to pull in the mosaic patterns. #10024747

Katarina Mansson level-classic 3/6/2012 6:53:16 AM

Already a beautiful fav of mine - it should go much longer than an EP in my opinion!!! Keeping my fingers crossed...

(But how can you even think about upgrading the camera so that the 10-22 mm would be impossible to use?!?!) #10024822

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 3/6/2012 7:12:27 AM

Thanks, Katta! Crossing my fingers, too!
If I ever do get to a full-frame body, I will have to instantly buy the 16-35L lens, to replace our mutually-beloved 10-22mm for ultra-wide shots like this. (I hear the 14mm is also fantastic on a full-frame!) #10024844

Bunny Snow level-classic 4/4/2012 7:51:45 AM

Absolutely outstanding! Good thinking: Getting permission to use a tripod in advance. Everything is perfect! Expect this to bring in honors in the winner's circle. #10074824

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 4/4/2012 10:21:51 AM

Thank you, Bunny! I prefer shooting with a tripod 99% of the time, if I can, so it always pays to find out beforehand, what the rules are! I hope you're feeling better! #10074998

Jackie M. Sajewski level-classic 4/19/2012 4:01:46 AM

Awesome. Just love everything about it.
#10098670

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 4/19/2012 4:22:12 AM

Thank you, Jackie! #10098715

Carol Flisak level-classic 5/1/2012 8:07:01 PM

Congrats on your finalist, Chris! Good luck in the next round! #10116864

Peggy J. Pfister level-classic 5/1/2012 8:23:57 PM

Congratulations on a terrific finalist, Chris! #10116971

Ellen Hodges level-classic 5/1/2012 8:27:58 PM

Huge congrats and best luck with this beauty, Chris!!! #10117006

Tammy Espino level-classic 5/1/2012 8:30:15 PM

Congrats on your finalist!! :) #10117021

Leslie McLain level-classic 5/2/2012 3:57:17 AM

Congrats on a stunning finalist, Chris. #10117718

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 5/2/2012 4:08:43 AM

Thank you very much! The Library of Congress remains my 2nd-favorite building in DC, and this one was part of a 3-hour visit spent photographing it; I'm thrilled that an image from that day finally placed in the contest! #10117752

Nikki McDonald level-classic 5/2/2012 4:22:32 AM

Wonderful place and photo of it, Chris. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #10117805

Lindley Johnson level-classic 5/2/2012 6:03:36 AM

Congratulations on your fabulous finalist, Chris - a wonderful image! #10118181

Arthur Drescher level-classic 5/2/2012 6:27:20 AM

This is amazing. I think it is one of your best. Congratulations. #10118269

Shawn Jennings level-classic 5/2/2012 6:51:04 AM

Great perspective, Chris! Congratulations on your finalist! #10118348

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 5/2/2012 7:27:01 AM

CONGRATZ on the lovely Finalist, Chris.

UB. #10118497

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 5/2/2012 8:13:29 AM

What an amazing Finalist Cjros, big congrats!

jo ann c. #10118682

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 5/2/2012 8:22:22 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Christopher! #10118724

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 5/2/2012 9:35:14 AM

Congratulations Chris!

Dominick #10118940

Michele Peterson level-classic 5/2/2012 10:17:35 AM

An amazingly wow image, Chris! Congratulations!! #10119015

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 5/2/2012 11:09:18 AM

Many thanks, folks!
Art - From the day's entire series of images, this has always been my top favorite! #10119124

Cathy Barrows 5/2/2012 11:15:24 AM

Congrats on your finalist...fab #10119136

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 5/2/2012 8:10:19 PM

Congrats Chris! #10120130

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 5/3/2012 3:29:24 AM

Thank you both! #10120463

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com level-classic 5/3/2012 6:19:38 AM

Very dramatic; beautiful composition #10120665

Patricia A. Coblentz level-classic 5/3/2012 8:09:46 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist, Chris! #10120861

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-classic 5/3/2012 10:01:19 AM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist, best of luck in the next round!!! #10121083

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 5/3/2012 11:39:55 AM

Thank you Nancy & Patty, and the BP Judges, very much! #10121171

Nikki McDonald level-classic 5/3/2012 1:38:10 PM

:) #10121265

Tammy Espino level-classic 5/4/2012 8:07:25 PM

Congrats on your awesome win! :) #10123422

Bob Cournoyer level-classic 5/4/2012 8:22:56 PM

Awesome Gold, Chris... :-) #10123478

Katarina Mansson level-classic 5/4/2012 11:07:33 PM

Didn 't I say so?! ;)

Congratulations on your superb and beautiful winner Chris! #10123708

Renee Doyle level-classic 5/5/2012 12:06:06 AM

You know to listen to Katarina :-)
BIG Congrats to you Chris on this awesome image and deserving winner!! #10123787

Ellen Hodges level-classic 5/5/2012 12:21:36 AM

Huge congrats on a fabulous winner, Chris!!! #10123817

Janet Fikar level-classic 5/5/2012 4:36:42 AM

Wow - beautiful shot. Amazingly sharp for hand holding from the floor. You rock! #10124023

Leslie McLain level-classic 5/5/2012 5:08:08 AM

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Chris. #10124073

Carol Flisak level-classic 5/5/2012 5:51:49 AM

Huge congrats on your beautiful winner, Chris! #10124141

Terry Cervi level-classic 5/5/2012 6:07:12 AM

Congrats on your stunning win, Chris! #10124184

Monnie Ryan level-classic 5/5/2012 6:49:15 AM

Congratulations on a very well-deserved win, Chris!! #10124257

Patricia A. Coblentz level-classic 5/5/2012 6:57:36 AM

Knew it when I set my eyes on it...has to be a winner!! Congratulations, Chris...an awesome image so well deserving of gold!! #10124290

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 5/5/2012 7:02:00 AM

BIG congrats Chris on this fantastic winner! #10124308

Christine Czernin level-classic 5/5/2012 7:13:28 AM

That picture fascinated me from the begin.
The light, the POV, the incredible clarity.
So no surprise.
Big congratulation, Chris.
Sometimes sitting on the floor is embarassing, but mostly rewarding.LOL #10124370

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 5/5/2012 8:20:25 AM

Gotta love this Chris! This building "keeps on giving" with the gold! Congrats! #10124510

Lindley Johnson level-classic 5/5/2012 8:24:16 AM

Congratulations on the well-deserved gold, Chris! Love this fabulous image! #10124521

Peggy J. Pfister level-classic 5/5/2012 9:04:07 AM

Way to go, Chris! Congrats on the win!! #10124607

David Phalen level-classic 5/5/2012 9:06:04 AM

BIG Congrats on a spectacular Winner!! #10124614

Michele Peterson level-classic 5/5/2012 9:06:47 AM

Incredible colors and details, such an interesting place!! Congratulations on the win!!! #10124617

Jane Holestine level-classic 5/5/2012 9:30:00 AM

The lighting, the detail are over the top amazing! Congrats on your win. #10124703

Carol L. Quina level-classic 5/5/2012 10:04:55 AM

Congratulations Christopher on this GORGEOUS WINNER! #10124770

Rona L. Schwarz level-classic 5/5/2012 11:50:03 AM

Another one of your amazing DC architectural captures, Chris! Love your POV, lighting and detail. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GOLD MEDAL WIN! #10124959

Jackie M. Sajewski 5/5/2012 2:03:29 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved Gold. Such an awesome capture and so beautifully exposed.

Jackie #10125098

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 5/6/2012 7:31:41 AM

Thank you all very much! After the cathedral, this is my favorite building to photograph in DC, so this is a terrific thrill! #10125954

Mitch Spence level-classic 5/6/2012 10:37:53 AM

Your love of the subject shines in every image, Chris. Many congratulations. #10126221

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 5/6/2012 10:57:39 AM

FANTASTIC Chris!!! You have such a great eye for design and presentation. Congratulations on your excellent GOLD winning image!!! WTG!!! #10126238

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 5/6/2012 2:55:59 PM

Well here we are, through thick and thin. It is a joy to be able to be supportive and to congratulate each other for another month of magnificent photographs during May, 2012. I send all of you my very best, Merna Nobile #10126576

Ken Smith level-classic 5/6/2012 6:11:25 PM

You da man, Chris...congrats on this beautiful photo! #10126808

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 5/6/2012 7:46:03 PM

Thank you, Ken, Merna, Donna & Mitch! I appreciate it! #10126919

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 5/6/2012 10:33:45 PM

Great to see this with a Gold Badge, Chris ;)

UB. #10127018

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 5/7/2012 4:15:57 AM

Thanks, Usman! I was thrilled to get it! #10127242

Dayna Cain level-classic 5/7/2012 5:45:11 AM

No surprise here Chris. This is stunning. #10127356

Debbie E. Payne level-classic 5/7/2012 8:15:42 AM

Stunning ,Chris. Well-deserved win. Can hardly wait to go back into this gorgeous building. #10127479

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 5/7/2012 10:09:35 AM

Thank you both, Dayna & Debbie! Hope to see you this summer, Debbie, if you make that trip... Dayna, gotta find a way to get yourself out this way, too, sometime! #10127626

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 5/10/2012 2:16:57 PM

No surprise here, Chris. This had WINNER written all over it. Gorgeous. Huge congrats on your GOLD. #10132651

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 5/10/2012 6:32:54 PM

Many thanks, Mary Beth! #10132971

David M. Montero level-classic 5/11/2012 7:34:46 PM

Congratulations on scoring gold with this marvelous capture Chris!!! #10134401

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 5/12/2012 4:41:04 AM

Thank you, Dave! #10134571

FERNANDA KINGSLEY-THOMAS level-classic 6/28/2012 12:54:42 PM

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! I just wish I had more time to look at the galleries of the Better photo photographers.How I wish one day in my life to have my dream come true and visit this library and your churches. #10204564

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 6/28/2012 1:13:36 PM

Thank you!
I know what you mean, Fernanda---there's so little time in the day; and so many great photos to enjoy at BP! I would love to browse more, too, like I used to years ago!
If you ever cross the pond, let me know! #10204590

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 7/22/2012 8:17:08 AM

Another superb architectural photo! I love the shiny maeble with reflections. Congratulations agin on your Win! #10239957

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 7/22/2012 8:37:54 AM

Thank you very much! #10239985

Debbie E. Payne level-classic 7/22/2012 9:35:21 AM

This thread just goes on forever. It is a superb image of a magical place. I wish I had gotten down on the ground whe u was there. A moment of embarrassment, maybe, but years of satisfaction of an image well done and so enjoyed by so many people.

I am sorry to say that I am unable to go on the Phellos trip to DC next month and was hoping to meet you. Between my husbands two surgeries in this past month, and no more leave-time and my falling off one step last Sunday and breaking two toes and possibly facing surgery, I 'm out for the count. I am so glad I got to see some of your favorite haunts while I there this spring! #10240059

Debbie E. Payne level-classic 7/22/2012 9:40:00 AM

Am only working on my iPad as I can't get gown the hall to my computer and external hard drive. So I make lots of mistakes typing. Meant to say " wish I had gotten on the ground when I was there". #10240066

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 7/23/2012 4:03:12 AM

Thank you, Debbie! I'm sorry to hear about your ordeal of a year, and that you'll miss out on your DC trip... there's always 2013! Take care! #10240717

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Description

A rework of one of my many favorite captures from the Library of Congress. HDR of 3 exposures, while sitting on the floor, 10mm lens.
3/12 2nd Place - EOD

Exif: F Number: 18, ISO: 200, FocalLength: 10.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 12/19/2011 3:54:45 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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