Platform 1

Donna LaMattino Pagakis Student 2/10/2012 6:51:05 AM

Nicely composed with the curve and inclusion of the track. #1442469

Melinda F. Schneider 2/10/2012 6:59:05 AM

I love this! The juxtaposition of the straight metal fence line against the curving metal track and station... fantastic! #9975015

Mitch Spence 2/10/2012 9:22:09 AM

The lines here are very cool, Chris, from the angle and interior lines of the fence, to the curve of the track and roof, to the uprights on the station. Nicely done. #9975234

Di Kerpan 2/10/2012 9:50:45 AM

What a spectacular composition and POV, Christopher! Love this!! #9975296

Joy Rector 2/10/2012 10:20:56 AM

beautiful, well done #9975350

Michelle Alton 2/10/2012 1:52:54 PM

What a perfectly composed and executed image, Chris. I think you got it all "just right" (and I do think of myself as Goldilocks so I definitely know what "just right" is!) #9975770

Christopher J. Budny 2/12/2012 6:13:05 AM

Thank you all very much! Staunton is such a great little town to walk around in for the day... such wonderful preservation going on there! #9978589

Lindley Johnson 2/12/2012 6:22:04 AM

Terrific composition and wonderful DOF, Chris. #9978606

Christopher J. Budny 2/12/2012 6:28:05 AM

Thanks, Lindley! #9978622

Terry A. Stoa 3/25/2012 6:52:00 PM

WTG, Chris. This must've been submitted before I joined the 101 group - I hadn't seen it before. Great Finalist choice. #10054164

Ellen Hodges 3/25/2012 7:33:24 PM

Huge congrats and verrrrry best luck with this awesome finalist, Chris!!! #10054571

Peggy J. Pfister 3/25/2012 8:01:41 PM

Terrific selective focus, color palette, and graphic elements! Congratulations on a well deserved finalist! #10054997

Claudine Grove 3/25/2012 8:30:56 PM

Wonderful composition, love the selective focus. Congrats on the finalist badge and good luck in the next round!! #10055237

Lisa J. Boulden 3/25/2012 8:52:26 PM

Love the design elements here, Christopher!
Congratz on your finalist!
~♥~Lisa #10055382

Patricia A. Coblentz 3/25/2012 9:40:17 PM

Great comp and dof, Chris (this was a fav runner up but I could only chose one)...congratulations on your finalist! #10055579

Carol L. Quina 3/25/2012 10:30:46 PM

Congratulations on the finalist! Nice shot! #10055653

Usman M. Bajwa 3/25/2012 11:31:25 PM

CONGRATZ on another well-seen and wonderful Finalist, Chris! Good luck in the next round!

UB. #10055796

Lindley Johnson 3/26/2012 7:15:17 AM

Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Chris! #10056996

Bob Cournoyer 3/26/2012 7:30:28 AM

Double congrats, Chris! #10057041

Michele Peterson 3/26/2012 9:48:49 AM

Creatively composed, and interesting to look at! Congrats on another finalist!! #10057634

Julianne Bradford 3/26/2012 11:24:25 AM

Congrats again Chris..great perspective! #10057932

Tammy Espino 3/26/2012 12:55:12 PM

Congrats on your wonderful finalist!! :) #10058277

Gayle Johnson 3/26/2012 6:19:40 PM

I agree with all the above! Nice flow with the curves. Congrats Chris!

Phyllis Burchett 3/26/2012 7:03:22 PM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist! #10059548

Renee Doyle 3/26/2012 7:10:12 PM

IT's got it all!! Great comp, perspective and use of dof!! Big congrats to yo Chris! #10059574

Christopher J. Budny 3/27/2012 3:34:11 AM

Thank you so much, folks! #10060321

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/27/2012 12:57:52 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic Finalist

jo ann c. #10061485

David M. Montero 3/27/2012 8:03:41 PM

Congratulations on your finalist selection Chris!!! #10062293

Christopher J. Budny 3/28/2012 3:40:12 AM

Thank you both! #10062711

Bob Cournoyer 3/28/2012 7:16:17 PM

Congrats on the gold, Chris... :-) #10063827

Jill Battaglia 3/28/2012 7:25:45 PM

Cool shot! congrats Chris! #10063869

Leslie McLain 3/28/2012 7:28:02 PM

Congrats on an amazing winner, Chris. #10063875

Peggy J. Pfister 3/28/2012 7:38:20 PM

Congrats on a well deserved win, Chris! #10063914

Gayle Johnson 3/28/2012 7:52:27 PM

Congratulations Chris! Super Photo.

Ellen Hodges 3/28/2012 8:22:45 PM

Huge congrats and WTG on a super winner, Chris!!! #10064046

Patricia A. Coblentz 3/28/2012 8:26:18 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful win, Chris!! #10064055

Charles C. Berkeley 3/28/2012 8:31:29 PM

Congratulations on your second place win! Charles #10064079

Phyllis Burchett 3/28/2012 8:57:15 PM

BIG congrats Chris on this wonderful winner!!! #10064142

Rona L. Schwarz 3/28/2012 9:15:59 PM

WOW! Love this one, Chris! Beautifully composed - wonderful lines and curves and great DOF! Perfectly executed! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BRILLIANT 2ND PLACE WINNER! #10064174

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 3/28/2012 9:16:23 PM

So incredible Chris. Whoooo hooo, congratulations on your WIN!!! #10064176

Lindley Johnson 3/28/2012 9:30:34 PM

I love this image, Chris! Congratulations on your terrific win. #10064221

Katarina Mansson 3/28/2012 11:06:57 PM

Congratulations Chris on your beautiful and cleverly composed winner! #10064385

Renee Doyle 3/29/2012 3:26:04 AM

Ditto Katarina :-)
BIG congrats to you Chris!! #10064716

Christopher J. Budny 3/29/2012 3:46:28 AM

Thank you all very much! I almost didn't enter this, because at one point, I thought too little was in focus! ;) But I loved how the fencing repeated the suggestion of railroad tracks. #10064763

Agnes Fegan 3/29/2012 4:35:24 AM

Congratulations on your win!!! #10064881

Don Johnson 3/29/2012 5:41:53 AM

Another fine, fine winner Chris! #10065022

Usman M. Bajwa 3/29/2012 5:45:26 AM

Good to see this in the Winners' Circle, Chris. Huge CONGRATZ!!!

UB. #10065035

Linda D. Lester 3/29/2012 5:54:22 AM

WTG! Chris....Congratulations! #10065075

Gail Vitikacs 3/29/2012 6:25:34 AM

Terrific win Chris! Huge Congratulations! cha cha cha! #10065149

Monnie Ryan 3/29/2012 6:31:16 AM

Outstanding work, Chris - congratulations! #10065164

Christopher J. Budny 3/29/2012 6:59:01 AM

Thank you all so much! #10065207

Tammy Espino 3/29/2012 7:31:14 AM

Congrats on your win :) #10065253

Karen E. Baumann 3/29/2012 10:30:46 AM

Love the leading lines in this Chris! The tones are great too! Congratulations on your win!!!!! #10065521

Terry Cervi 3/29/2012 12:47:36 PM

Congrats on your fantastic win, Chris! #10065700

Claudia Kuhn 3/29/2012 4:36:38 PM

Wonderful comp Chris, congrats on your win #10066128

R. J. Laudenbacher 3/29/2012 6:53:31 PM

Fabulous win, Chris. Congratulations. #10066376

Christopher J. Budny 3/30/2012 3:52:29 AM

Many thanks, folks! #10066762

Janet Fikar 3/30/2012 10:21:59 AM

Hey Chris - What a fabulous composition and stand out image. Congratulations!!! #10067250

Christopher J. Budny 3/30/2012 10:29:24 AM

Thanks so much, Janet! #10067260

Merna L. Nobile 3/30/2012 10:47:01 AM

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Congratulations! Merna #10067302

David M. Montero 4/4/2012 7:05:02 PM

Wonderful work Chris! Congratulations on your win! #10075624

Christopher J. Budny 4/5/2012 5:21:17 AM

Thank you both, Dave & Merna! #10076216

Bojan Bencic 4/7/2012 6:25:56 AM

Love the mood, Christopher. Congratulations on your win! #10079509

Christopher J. Budny 4/8/2012 3:37:09 PM

Thank you, Bojan! #10081426

Mick Burkey 4/17/2012 1:05:40 PM

Great POV and focus, Chris! Congratulations on another winning image. Nicely done!! #10095697

Christopher J. Budny 4/17/2012 2:01:01 PM

Thanks so much, Mick! #10095771

Lori Carlson 4/27/2012 6:01:56 PM

This is a really really great shot, Christopher!! Big congrats on your deserved recognition! =) #10111992

Christopher J. Budny 4/28/2012 4:30:04 AM

Thank you very much, Lori! Staunton, VA is a treasure-trove of photo ops, if you love architecture! #10112301

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The passenger rail station in historic Staunton, VA, built along a broad curve in the track.
02/12 Second Place - T&P

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.67, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 85.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

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