Flow of Eons

Joy Rector level-classic 8/14/2012 4:14:18 AM

awesome #1480341

Jack Gaskin 8/14/2012 4:36:18 AM


Jack #10275152

Dayna Cain level-classic 8/14/2012 5:15:28 AM

I'm guessing you know that this is a winner don't you? LOVE IT!!!!! #10275209

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 8/14/2012 6:31:03 AM

This is just incredible, Chris. The beauty of the stone, the comp, the story. Amazing. #10275327

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 8/14/2012 6:35:41 AM

Wonderful flow and love that saturated colors, Chris. WOW!!!

UB. #10275341

Datha Y. Thompson 8/14/2012 6:46:21 AM

W O W ! ! AMAZING!!!!!!! #10275369

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic 8/14/2012 8:45:19 AM

Fantastic! #10275493

Karen Celella level-classic 8/14/2012 9:20:16 AM

Gorgeous, Chris! #10275541

Joannie Bertucci level-classic 8/14/2012 11:58:19 AM

Natures own abstract! Beautiful presenatation Chris, love the veiling too! #10275680

Errick L. Cameron level-classic 8/14/2012 8:30:25 PM

Awesome! #10276237

Renee Doyle level-classic 8/15/2012 1:13:36 AM

Wonderful eye to capture this beautiful abstract! The touch of veiling is perfect Chris!! #10276378

Christopher Budny level-classic 8/15/2012 6:55:23 AM

Thanks do much; I'm glad I reworked this one! #10276711

Harriet Feagin level-classic 8/15/2012 2:36:51 PM

This is just wonderful! #10277190

Carol Quina level-classic 8/22/2012 8:55:56 AM

What a FANTASTIC find! Beautiful! #10285565

Lindley Johnson level-classic 8/23/2012 4:25:58 PM

So beautiful! I love the color and patterns in the stone and the flowing water. The information is interesting, too. Well done, Chris! #10287342

Christopher Budny level-classic 8/26/2012 5:50:19 PM

Thank you very much! #10291525

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 9/13/2012 7:09:32 AM

A big time favorite Chris, best of luck with this beauty. #10321228

Christopher Budny level-classic 9/13/2012 9:36:23 AM

Thanks, Donna! One of my favorites from the trip to MA, for sure. #10321365

Dr Silly level-classic 9/18/2012 12:40:30 PM

Awesome. :O)

Christopher Budny level-classic 9/18/2012 1:29:08 PM

Thanks, Doc! I really like this one. #10328120

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 9/24/2012 10:34:10 AM

Congratulations on this awesome finalist

jo ann c. #10335935

Leslie McLain level-classic 9/24/2012 10:49:55 AM

Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Chris. #10336013

Tammy Espino level-classic 9/24/2012 12:08:58 PM

Congrats Chris on your beautiful finalist! #10336333

Nikki McDonald level-classic 9/24/2012 12:32:51 PM

I just love the metamorphic gneiss, Chris - patterns in the rock are great, too :) Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #10336443

Terry Cervi level-classic 9/24/2012 12:33:48 PM

Exceptional work, Chris! Congrats on your finalist!! #10336448

Carol Flisak level-classic 9/24/2012 1:30:19 PM

Beautiful image, Chris... love the patterns and colors in the rock and the sense of motion! Congrats on this wonderful finalist! #10336897

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com level-classic 9/24/2012 2:13:41 PM

Wow! #10337137

Dayna Cain level-classic 9/24/2012 2:21:12 PM

Congrats on this finalist, next stop GOLD! #10337194

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 9/24/2012 2:33:28 PM

Stunning finalist, Chris!

Debby #10337269

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com level-classic 9/24/2012 2:49:29 PM

The design on the rocks is incredible, and I love the silky water effect. Nice closeup! #10337373

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 9/24/2012 2:56:50 PM

Great composition and colors - Congratulations! #10337433

Lindley Johnson level-classic 9/24/2012 4:21:22 PM

A beautiful finalist, Chris - congratulations! #10337836

Renee Doyle level-classic 9/24/2012 6:44:14 PM

Well seen and captured Chris! Congratulations! #10338623

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 9/24/2012 6:57:51 PM

Fabulous Chris, congrats! #10338713

Christopher Budny level-classic 9/24/2012 7:19:09 PM

Thank you all very much! My aunt will be pleased, too - she took me to this location on my last visit! #10338842

Peggy Pfister level-classic 9/24/2012 8:01:28 PM

Superb, Chris! Congrats and good luck in the next round! #10339015

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 9/24/2012 8:11:25 PM

I love this Chris, but you already know that. Huge congrats! #10339038

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 9/24/2012 8:15:11 PM

Another great addition to your awards. Congratulations on this amazing finalist. #10339045

Michele Peterson level-classic 9/24/2012 9:00:14 PM

Beautiful colors! Congratulations on the finalist!! #10339142

Naomi Weiser 9/24/2012 10:24:44 PM

wow, amazing shot, it totally makes me want to go see this place! #10339335

Katarina Mansson 9/25/2012 3:35:31 AM

Lovely nature, lovely capture. Excellent presentation of static vs motion. Congratulations on another succesful finalist Chris! #10339598

Ellen Hodges level-classic 9/25/2012 4:35:51 AM

Huge congrats and best luck on your awesome finalists, Chris!!! #10339725

Marcy B. Reman 9/25/2012 4:43:58 AM

Wow - amazing colors and textures - love it. Congrats! #10339733

Christopher Budny level-classic 9/25/2012 6:21:36 AM

Thanks so much! I'm thrilled this one advanced; it was a hard shoot---way too bright for a long exposure, and I didn't have an ND filter to help cut the light. (The original capture is quite bright, but luckily was not totally blown out in the highlights.) #10339939

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic 9/25/2012 7:21:46 AM

This looks almost like a section of a Chuhily piece of art glass. Thank you for the detailed information about the formations and for mentioning that you didn't use a filter (that helps me learn for my water shots.) #10340058

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 9/25/2012 9:22:34 AM

AMAZING finalist, Christopher- congrats & good luck!

Mitch Spence level-classic 9/25/2012 10:47:52 AM

What an extraordinary place. Congratulations, Chris. #10340566

Richard B. Hallick level-classic 9/25/2012 8:09:12 PM

Spectacular finalist. The feeling of motion is wonderful. #10341564

Christopher Budny level-classic 9/26/2012 4:02:36 AM

Thank you so much!
Kathy, if you have a chance to get a ND filter, or a variable ND, they are a lot of fun to explore, and extremely useful for slowing down the shutter to get "veiled" waterfalls. #10341975

Errick L. Cameron level-classic 9/27/2012 9:42:58 AM

Very well done and Congratulations! #10343618

Christopher Budny level-classic 9/27/2012 12:50:18 PM

Thanks, Errick! #10343765

Merna L. Nobile 9/27/2012 1:12:25 PM

I heard the good news…and could not be happier for you! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #10343813

Rona L. Schwarz 9/27/2012 3:21:07 PM

WOWZA - this is truly spectacular, Chris! Amazing graphic designs and patterns in the rocks and the colors are so rich and saturated...the addition of the water veiling sends this over the top! Fabulous abstract...and thanks for all that great info, too! Super Congratulations...bet we see it with Gold next! #10343975

Carol Quina level-classic 9/27/2012 10:27:34 PM

Congrats Chris! I love this one, glad to see it again! #10344345

Christopher Budny level-classic 9/28/2012 5:06:50 AM

Thanks, folks! Rona; fingers crossed! #10344650

David M. Montero level-classic 9/29/2012 1:47:28 PM

The water enhances the color and lines in the rock beautifully. Great composition. (Great info too.) Congratulations Chris! #10346616

Debra R. Harder 9/29/2012 6:57:56 PM

I love images such as this, Chris. The composition, exposure, details and colors are beautiful. Huge congratulations on your SUPERB finalist!!! #10346859

Christopher Budny level-classic 9/30/2012 5:52:06 AM

Thank you both, Dave & Debra! #10347264

Julianne Bradford level-classic 10/1/2012 9:45:49 AM

What a beauty Chris! Congrats! #10348971

Christopher Budny level-classic 10/1/2012 6:26:30 PM

Thank you, Julianne! #10349668

Terry A. Stoa level-classic 10/2/2012 8:25:33 AM

WTG on this Winner, Chris! #10350432

Katarina Mansson 10/2/2012 8:39:07 AM

Beautiful in all aspects! Congratulations on your outstanding winner Chris! #10350482

Bob Cournoyer level-classic 10/2/2012 8:51:29 AM

Good job, Chris! Congrats... :-) #10350514

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 10/2/2012 9:27:12 AM

You go Chris, such an incredible gold winner. Congrats! #10350613

Monnie Ryan 10/2/2012 9:49:07 AM

Congratulations big-time, Chris! #10350676

Julianne Bradford 10/2/2012 9:57:47 AM

Congratulations on your GOLD Chris :-) #10350712

Dayna Cain level-classic 10/2/2012 10:00:03 AM

Ah heck....I'm just gonna say it....I TOLD YOU SO!!!! LOL Congrats on this awesome winner Chris! #10350723

Mitch Spence level-classic 10/2/2012 10:04:02 AM

Congratulations once again, Chris. What a trip, what a sight. #10350740

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 10/2/2012 10:10:20 AM

Y A H O O ! Happy to see this with the gold Chris! Stunning in everyway! #10350768

Rona L. Schwarz 10/2/2012 10:10:44 AM

Not surprised to see this beauty again in the Winner's circle, Chris! It's a stunning tapestry and a magnificent image! Super Congratulations for this well-deserved Gold Win! #10350772

Leslie McLain level-classic 10/2/2012 10:10:56 AM

Congrats on a beautiful winner,Chris. #10350773

Stefania Barbier level-classic 10/2/2012 11:07:15 AM

GORGEOUS winner Chris, congratulations!!! #10350910

Terry Cervi level-classic 10/2/2012 11:59:33 AM

Congrats on your beautiful win, Chris!! #10351075

JO ANN CLEVELAND 10/2/2012 12:34:02 PM

I thought we would see this awesome image again Chris!

Big congratulations on this great 2nd Place Gold winner!

jo ann c. #10351190

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 10/2/2012 1:09:45 PM

Such a lovely winner!
Congratulations, Christopher!
~♥~Lisa #10351358

JudyAnn Rector level-classic 10/2/2012 1:12:59 PM

Stunning work, Chris... CONGRATULATIONS! #10351372

Tammy Espino level-classic 10/2/2012 1:23:51 PM

Congrats on your win :) #10351407

Renee Doyle level-classic 10/2/2012 1:53:19 PM

BIG congrats to you Chris on this excellent winner!!! #10351526

Ann Coates level-classic 10/2/2012 2:38:31 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Gold winner. #10351633

Kathy Salerni level-classic 10/2/2012 2:49:22 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful win, Chris! #10351670

Linda D. Lester level-classic 10/2/2012 2:58:20 PM

Beautiful winner....Congratulations on your win! #10351687

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic 10/2/2012 3:02:35 PM

So happy to see this favorite of mine go gold!! #10351692

Lindley Johnson level-classic 10/2/2012 3:18:15 PM

Congratulations on your gorgeous winner, Chris! #10351723

Lydia Williams level-classic 10/2/2012 3:48:21 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic winner! #10351763

Joannie Bertucci level-classic 10/2/2012 4:04:05 PM

Congrats on your gold badge Chris! #10351802

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 10/2/2012 4:06:35 PM

CONGRATS on this incredible WINNER, Christopher!

Michelle Alton level-classic 10/2/2012 4:22:54 PM

Another magical creation--well deserving of the gold badge it has earned! Congratulations! #10351848

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 10/2/2012 4:37:24 PM

Wonderful water Chris, congratulations on your gold winner!! #10351890

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 10/2/2012 6:24:31 PM

Congrats on this beautiful winner, Chris. #10352176

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 10/2/2012 6:35:14 PM

BIG congrats Chris on this fabulous winner!!! #10352214

Jeff E Jensen 10/2/2012 6:43:50 PM

Congrats, Chris! This is pretty fantastic. #10352256

Claudine Grove 10/2/2012 7:44:30 PM

congrats! Interesting #10352362

Ellen Hodges level-classic 10/2/2012 9:20:57 PM

Huge congrats on a gorgeous winner, Chris!!! #10352467

Christopher Budny level-classic 10/3/2012 3:40:38 AM

Thank you all very much! A nice treat to come home to, after all the anticipation! #10352718

Carol Flisak level-classic 10/3/2012 6:45:35 AM

Glad to see this one again. Huge congrats on your beautiful winner, Chris! #10353035

Christopher Budny level-classic 10/3/2012 7:42:56 AM

Thank you, Carol! #10353150

Monika Sapek level-classic 10/3/2012 2:07:49 PM

The patterns are so eye-catching! just beautiful! Many congratulations on your Winner, Christopher! #10353678

Christopher Budny level-classic 10/4/2012 3:36:41 AM

Thank you, Monika! #10354510

Susan M. Smith level-classic 10/5/2012 5:20:29 AM

This is truly gorgeous Chris! Thanks so much for the interesting back story as well. Congratulations on your Winner! #10356335

Christopher Budny level-classic 10/5/2012 5:30:10 AM

Thank you very much, Susan! #10356347

Christine Czernin level-classic 10/5/2012 12:46:30 PM

Big congratulations on your gold win, Chris.
It is truly spectacular. I have never seen such colorful rocks before. Nature really does amazing things. #10356921

Gail P. Sullivan level-classic 10/6/2012 4:30:31 AM

nA striking swirl of colors, Christopher! Cograts! #10357705

Christopher Budny level-classic 10/6/2012 4:42:01 AM

Thank you both, Christine & Gail! The rockbed there is really unusual, both in colors, and in shapes. #10357727

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 10/6/2012 1:47:11 PM

Stunningly gorgeous, Chris. Huge congrats. #10358284

Peggy Pfister level-classic 10/6/2012 4:00:43 PM

Congrats on this fantastic winner, Chris! #10358505

Christopher Budny level-classic 10/7/2012 4:58:26 AM

Thank you both! #10358867

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 10/8/2012 4:15:44 AM

WTG Chris, Huge CONGRATZ on striking Gold!

UB. #10360141

Christopher Budny level-classic 10/8/2012 5:27:46 AM

Thanks, Usman! #10360239

Karen Bacon level-classic 10/20/2012 7:18:27 PM

So beautiful! Congratulations Chris! #10378030

Christopher Budny level-classic 10/21/2012 5:31:50 AM

Thank you, Karen! #10378293

David M. Montero level-classic 10/27/2012 1:56:31 PM

A belated congratulations on your win for this marvelous capture Chris! I love the lines of the rocks and soft water. #10386870

Christopher Budny level-classic 10/27/2012 2:08:55 PM

Thanks a lot, Dave! #10386891

Joe Weeks level-classic 9/9/2014 10:00:31 AM

neat! #11129953

Christopher Budny level-classic 9/9/2014 6:11:44 PM

Thanks, Joe! #11130289

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 9/9/2015 10:28:46 AM

Missed this gorgeous capture, so belated Congratulations! #11356921

Christopher Budny level-classic 9/9/2015 10:45:07 AM

Thanks, Amanda! #11356926

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The Shelburne Falls during flood; the beautiful swirling stone is metamorphic gneiss, pushed and pulled under high pressures and temperatures
during tectonic plate collisions some 480 million years ago (early Paleozoic), when this part of MA was an island mass not yet part of the continent.
08-12 N&L Second Place

Exif: F Number: 16, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/1 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 210.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 8/14/2012 4:03:12 AM

Keywords: #flow #pattern #river #water 

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