Tourist Bustle

Michelle Alton Student 7/2/2012 4:14:32 AM

Excellent! What great fun too! So THAT is where Renee is! #1472474

Joy Rector 7/2/2012 4:26:03 AM

love this shot #10210202

Carol L. Quina 7/2/2012 6:59:42 AM

Nice job! I like the sense of scale and the movement of the people! #10210449

Dayna Cain 7/2/2012 12:17:52 PM

I agree with Carol. You really get a sense of scale with this and the sharp detail of the monument with the movement of the people is perfection. If I had been in DC and ran into you, Linda, Renee and Gail I would have been star struck! It would have been better than meeting the Beatles! LOL #10210927

Bob Cournoyer 7/2/2012 5:23:32 PM

I'm with Dayna! Although, no offense, I'd go for the Beatles... :-) #10211341

Gail Vitikacs 7/2/2012 6:13:49 PM

Incredible perspective Chris with no tripod...well done! Wonderful time by all! #10211414

Christopher J. Budny 7/3/2012 4:23:05 AM

Thanks, folks!
Dayna, I did feel a bit like I would be meeting "BP Royalty" when I first heard Renee & Linda were visiting! And Gail of course, rules DC on The Mall! #10211996

Lindley Johnson 7/3/2012 4:13:40 PM

While I agree that Renee and Linda are "BP Royalty" and that Gail "rules DC," I must say that you, Chris, are right up there with them!

I love this image with the people lending perspective and interest - really well done! #10212938

Christopher J. Budny 7/4/2012 4:20:27 AM

Aww, thank you very much, Lindley! #10213577

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 8/29/2012 7:32:57 AM

Very nice; not the typical photo of this location #10295819

Lindley Johnson 8/29/2012 8:37:45 AM

Another fantastic finalist! I love this image, Chris, and am delighted to see it with a silver badge. #10296165

JO ANN CLEVELAND 8/29/2012 9:38:44 AM

Congratulations on this awesome finalist
Chris, sooo well deserved!

jo ann c. #10296462

Shawn Jennings 8/29/2012 9:40:56 AM

Fantastic capture, Chris! Not your typical shot of Lincoln. Congratulations on your finalist! #10296473

Nancy L. Green 8/29/2012 11:42:37 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Chris on this wonderful finalist, WTG!! <>< #10296795

Tammy Espino 8/29/2012 4:24:08 PM

Outstanding finalist, congrats! #10297609

Tammy M. Anderson 8/29/2012 4:43:39 PM

Congrats on a superb finalist, Chris. #10297679

Agnes Fegan 8/29/2012 5:01:24 PM

I love the motion of the people in the foreground ... congrats! #10297732

Katarina Mansson 8/30/2012 3:57:47 AM

Pure genious!!! Love it! Congratulations Chris! #10298704

Nikki McDonald 8/30/2012 8:16:55 AM

Do I see a judge's comment on this? I love the motion blur on the people and the balance of the composition - the imposing scale of Lincoln gives this lots of impact. Congratulations on the finalist, Chris. #10299022

Usman Bajwa 8/30/2012 11:43:57 AM

This is really full of impact, a very cool pov, Chris. CONGRATZ on this and your other FIVE Finalists this month, hope you land gold in as many as possible!!!

UB. #10299534

Dayna Cain 8/30/2012 12:52:41 PM

You have hit the jackpot this month with finalists! I counted SIX! Congrats Chris, this and all of your others are very well deserved. You must be on cloud nine right now and then when those golds start rolling in...you will probably throw a big party and invite me. LOL #10299704

Peggy J. Pfister 8/30/2012 6:19:07 PM

Wonderful capture, Chris! Love how the people give life and meaning to the memorial. Congrats! #10300444

Christopher J. Budny 8/30/2012 6:20:22 PM

Thank you all very much... I'm on cloud nine this month, with these Finalists! 3 from one outing; quite a thrill! #10300449

Renee Doyle 8/31/2012 3:49:31 AM

You did great Chris!! Congratulations on another wonderful finalist! #10301017

Christopher J. Budny 8/31/2012 5:16:44 AM

Thank you, Renee--and thanks again for the 100-400 loaner! I think this may have been one of the first images of the evening, with that lens. #10301177

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 8/31/2012 3:39:32 PM

Sounds like a very fun time. Congratulations Chris! #10301954

Stefania Barbier 8/31/2012 7:25:33 PM

gorgeous winner, huge congrats!!! #10302334

Ellen Hodges 8/31/2012 7:54:38 PM

Huge congrats on a absolutely fantastic winner, Chris!!! #10302444

Peggy J. Pfister 8/31/2012 7:54:41 PM

Fantastic! Congrats on a well deserved win! #10302446

Tammy Espino 8/31/2012 8:21:50 PM

Congrats on another win, Chris!!:) #10302533

Rona L. Schwarz 8/31/2012 8:31:47 PM

Another spectacular Gold Winner, Chris! Wonderful sense of scale, love your creativity on the comp. Super Congratulations for this Gold and for the marvelous month of finalists, so well-deserved. #10302564

Michele Peterson 8/31/2012 10:10:38 PM

Congratulations once more, Chris. I love the movement of the people, very creative! #10302740

Katarina Mansson 9/1/2012 12:02:35 AM

Yes!!! Congratulations again on this fantastic capture! #10302837

Dr Silly 9/1/2012 4:52:09 AM

Congrats Chris for your Gold on this capture. :O)
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Leslie McLain 9/1/2012 4:58:29 AM

Congrats on another terrific winner, Chris. #10303079

Christopher J. Budny 9/1/2012 5:00:55 AM

Thank you all very much! I so often try to avoid having people in my shots, so I'm thrilled that when I did include them, it turned out so nicely! ;) #10303094

Monnie Ryan 9/1/2012 6:38:12 AM

Well done - congratulations once again! #10303351

Charles C. Berkeley 9/1/2012 9:11:01 AM

Congratulations on your winning photo! I have been to the Lincoln Memorial before with camera in tow. I would not have thought to shoot the memorial with a long lens. #10303605

Lindley Johnson 9/1/2012 10:00:22 AM

Congratulations, Chris! This is a fantastic image! #10303689

David Phalen 9/1/2012 11:43:19 AM

BIG Congrats on your second Winner for July!! #10303797

Carol Flisak 9/1/2012 12:00:57 PM

Huge congratultaions on another fantastic winner, Chris! Way to go! #10303835

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/1/2012 2:40:03 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic 2nd Place Gold Winner Chris!

jo ann c. #10304182

Renee Doyle 9/1/2012 3:51:50 PM

WTG on another wonderful Gold Winner Chris!!! Congrats! #10304318

Don Johnson 9/1/2012 6:20:27 PM

Another outstanding winner! Well deserved! Congrats! #10304537

Phyllis Burchett 9/2/2012 8:42:37 PM

Congrats Chris!!! #10306003

Christopher J. Budny 9/3/2012 8:04:30 AM

Thank you all so much for the kind words! #10306535

Christine Czernin 9/5/2012 10:45:09 AM

Very unusual and clever, Chris.
Congratulations on your win(s). #10309929

Christopher J. Budny 9/5/2012 10:48:22 AM

Thanks so much, Christine! I wish I could say I had some high-minded logic for this composition... but I happened to be down below the memorial, and Renee had just handed me the 100-400 zoom, and so I tried a few shots from where I stood, and loved this resulting composition! #10309932

Dave Montero 9/9/2012 4:43:20 PM

Abe is checking out the tourists. Congratulations on your win Chris. #10316004

Christopher J. Budny 9/10/2012 7:39:15 AM

Thanks, Dave; he does look perhaps a little wearied by them all. #10316789

Usman Bajwa 9/13/2012 3:31:42 AM

Huge CONGRATZ on another impactful Winner!!!

UB. #10320774

Christopher J. Budny 9/13/2012 5:13:56 AM

Thank you! #10320967

Gail Vitikacs 9/25/2012 7:04:31 PM

Sorry for the delay in congratulating you on this fabulous win! Seems like we always have an adventure at Lincoln's monument! Well done Chris! #10341457

Christopher J. Budny 9/25/2012 7:15:23 PM

Thanks, Gail! Always a fun night out! Though I got to the WWII too late in the evening for any sunset light & color. Will have to try again! #10341482

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The Lincoln Memorial is a perennial favorite for busloads of tourists. Shot on a fun night out last week, before the 100-degree heatwave,
with BPers Renee D., Linda L., and Gail V. (Thanks Renee, for the loan of the huge lens!)
07-12 T&P 2nd Place

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 6/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 7/2/2012 4:04:25 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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