Pension Building

© Christopher J. Budny

Pension Building

Katarina Mansson Student 7/3/2012 4:11:20 AM

What a fantastic building and how well you captured it! #1472711

Joy Rector 7/3/2012 5:23:51 AM

breathtaking #10212058

Mary Beth Aiello 7/3/2012 7:15:28 AM

Wowzer, Chris. Spectacular, and I know we'll see this again. Love the light on the floor from the window panes. Truly gorgeous. #10212210

Carol L. Quina 7/3/2012 7:26:19 AM

Beautiful! What a great shot of this beautiful building! #10212220

Dayna Cain 7/3/2012 10:00:35 AM

Your photo's make me want to come to DC really bad. If I ever do get to take a vacation DC here I come! Lol this is AWESOME!!!!! #10212400

David Phalen 7/3/2012 11:19:45 AM

An amazing shot!! A First Place Winner at least!! #10212525

Leslie McLain 7/3/2012 2:01:22 PM

Stunning capture, Chris. #10212702

David M. Montero 7/3/2012 2:17:31 PM

They don't build them like this anymore, sadly. Amazing clarity and depth. #10212740

Michelle Alton 7/3/2012 3:50:48 PM

A winner in every possible construction! #10212898

Lindley Johnson 7/3/2012 4:16:05 PM

Fantastic composition, wonderful details and color. A terrific image, Chris! #10212945

Renee Doyle 7/3/2012 7:10:01 PM

:-) awesome capture and presentation of this amazing building and the vastness of space Chis!!! Was so fun to catch up & shoot - you really showcased D.C. Amazingly for us - thank you!! Enjoying seeing all your wonderful new images :-) #10213181

Christopher J. Budny 7/4/2012 4:19:51 AM

Thanks so much, folks! Definitely one of my favorite "wow" spaces in DC.
Renee, it was my pleasure; great fun meeting you and Linda, and I can't wait to see the images you two eventually get around to posting---that is, if you ever stop shooting long enough to process your files! ;) #10213574

Nikki McDonald 7/5/2012 10:14:46 AM

You count, I'll just admire. What a space! Great depth in the image and terrific detail throughout, Chris. #10215458

Christopher J. Budny 7/5/2012 11:30:39 AM

Thanks, Nikki... You, too, need to plan a DC trek sometime! #10215526

Dr Silly 7/5/2012 3:44:03 PM

Awesome capture. :O)
#10215777

Christopher J. Budny 7/5/2012 6:28:29 PM

Thank you, Doc! #10216010

Robert Jensen 7/7/2012 4:22:05 PM

Wow - great capture. I guess I need to add this to the places in DC that I now want to photograph! #10218762

Christopher J. Budny 7/8/2012 3:13:34 AM

Thanks, Robert---definitely worth a visit! #10219265

Linda D. Lester 7/13/2012 4:34:48 PM

You did awesome! This was my favorite comp from this visit! Excellent work!
And of course lots of fun!! #10228343

Christopher J. Budny 7/14/2012 5:12:21 AM

Thanks! Probably my favorite from that trip too, though I have some receding column shots I like as well. #10228796

Leslie McLain 8/29/2012 4:49:32 AM

Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Chris. #10295255

Julianne Bradford 8/29/2012 7:53:53 AM

What an amazing place and a wonderful finalist Chris..Congratulations! #10295917

Naomi Weiser 8/29/2012 8:13:09 AM

wow, stunning! congrats! #10296019

Lindley Johnson 8/29/2012 8:36:12 AM

So glad to see this stunning image as a finalist! Big congratulations, Chris. #10296153

JO ANN CLEVELAND 8/29/2012 9:37:31 AM

Congratulations on this awesome finalist
Chris...what an exciting month for you, and sooo well deserved!

jo ann c. #10296457

Tammy Espino 8/29/2012 4:23:41 PM

Congrats on another finalist!! Way to go! #10297607

Tammy M. Anderson 8/29/2012 4:45:58 PM

Beautifully captured. Congrats, Chris. #10297688

Nikki McDonald 8/29/2012 7:13:20 PM

Congratulations on the finalist for this architectural wonder, Chris. #10298215

Dayna Cain 8/30/2012 12:20:08 PM

Was there ever any doubt? I don't think so! LOL Congrats Chris! #10299610

David M. Montero 8/30/2012 5:53:06 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist selection Chris!!! #10300323

Peggy J. Pfister 8/30/2012 6:17:13 PM

A beautiful space, and so well framed and captured! Congrats! #10300435

Christopher J. Budny 8/30/2012 6:21:09 PM

Many thanks, folks! I'm beaming non-stop since the Finalists came out! #10300452

Renee Doyle 8/31/2012 3:47:41 AM

So deserving!! COngrats again Chris!! #10301012

Christopher J. Budny 8/31/2012 5:18:58 AM

Thanks, Renee! Glad you & Linda were able to see it in person! #10301181

Phyllis Burchett 8/31/2012 5:06:48 PM

Fabulous capture of this wonderful architecture Chris, congrats! #10302093

Christopher J. Budny 9/1/2012 4:59:07 AM

Thank you very much, Phyllis! #10303084

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Description

I got to revisit some of my favorite places with Renee & Linda; this is one of the most unexpected spaces in DC, I think. It was originally built
to hold the Pension Bureau more than a century ago, and now operates as the National Building Museum, with exhibits focused on
architecture, city-planning, construction, etc. It is a shrine to the round arch; I count more than 200 arches in this scene!
07-12 T&P Finalist

Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/13 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 10.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 7/3/2012 3:54:59 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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