Dominick M. Dimacale Student 11/1/2012 5:21:39 AM

Lovely scenery here, Christopher!

Dominick #1495764

Lynn M. Whitt 11/1/2012 5:26:28 AM

A gorgeous capture. #10398797

Colette M. Metcalf 11/1/2012 5:49:54 AM

Very beautiful capture!! #10398821

R. J. Laudenbacher 11/1/2012 6:07:15 AM

Love the pattern that is in this shot and your veiling of the water is perfect, Chris. #10398872

Nikki McDonald 11/1/2012 6:40:03 AM

Your shutter speed is just perfect, Chris - lovely flow but no blown high lights. I particularly love the unusual and brightly colored plants in the foreground. Great lines in the overall image, too. #10398918

Katarina Mansson 11/1/2012 6:55:31 AM

Winner, winner, winner!
What an extraordinarily beautiful capture - lovely colors, beautiful silk water and superb detail in the rest! #10398940

Joy Rector 11/1/2012 7:42:54 AM

gorgeous #10399007

Usman M. Bajwa 11/1/2012 9:32:03 AM

Agree with Katta here, its PERFECT, Chris. Great use of ND filter and love that saturated colors. I say we would see a POTD first, good luck!

UB. #10399272

JudyAnn Rector 11/1/2012 12:18:06 PM

Superb image and fantastic foreground framing, Christopher. #10399630

Cheryl Schneider 11/2/2012 4:27:44 AM

Spectacular! #10400546

Christopher J. Budny 11/2/2012 5:05:43 AM

Thank you all very much! This was definitely the most amazing unplanned stop-at-a-waterfall that we made! #10400577

Dayna Cain 11/2/2012 4:19:35 PM

One word....WINNER!!!!!!! #10401339

Christopher J. Budny 11/3/2012 3:38:31 AM

Thanks, Dayna! Fingers crossed! #10401747

Renee Doyle 11/6/2012 12:20:55 AM

Totally gorgeous Chris!!! #10406335

Christopher J. Budny 11/6/2012 4:41:31 AM

Thanks so much! It was such a great, unexpected treat to find this waterfall by the side of the road! #10406615

Ken Smith 11/8/2012 6:09:34 PM

Love the foreground details amidst the flowing water. OUtstanding work, Chris! #10410528

Christopher J. Budny 11/9/2012 3:36:00 AM

Thank you, Ken! #10411043

Lynn M. Whitt 12/28/2012 6:32:03 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. #10482825

Nancy Marie Ricketts 12/28/2012 6:56:39 AM

Congratulations, Christopher, on this superb finalist! #10482941

The Judges at 12/28/2012 7:27:09 AM

Beautiful! #10483106

Tammy Espino 12/28/2012 10:25:22 AM

Beautiful capture and finalist! #10483843

Bojan Bencic 12/28/2012 1:37:19 PM

Fantastic photo, Christopher. Congratulations on your finalist! #10484772

Michele Peterson 12/28/2012 3:56:11 PM

No surprise here! Congratulations on ALL of your finalists! We'll see this one again, I'm sure! #10485075

Randy D. Dinkins 12/28/2012 6:00:32 PM

Very cool comp, love the green. Congrats again! #10485488

Peggy J. Pfister 12/28/2012 7:26:46 PM

Just stunning, Chris! Congrats! #10485755

Christopher J. Budny 12/29/2012 3:49:31 AM

Thank you all very much; this waterfall/stream really was a gem; could've spent hours there... #10486333

Merna L. Nobile 12/29/2012 1:19:14 PM

January is a month of reflection for me, I remember how privileged I was to observe all the outstanding work and beautiful photographs of the past year. For the last time this year, I would be honored to congratulate you for your spectacular work and willingness to share with all of us, Happy New Year, Merna Nobile

Phyllis Burchett 12/30/2012 10:21:30 AM

Stunning shot Chris, congrats! #10489556

Lindley Johnson 12/30/2012 3:05:41 PM

So beautiful, Chris! Congratulations on your finalist. #10490037

Stefania Barbier 12/30/2012 11:45:31 PM

Beautiful winner, congratulations Christopher! #10490595

Ellen Hodges 12/31/2012 3:17:51 AM

Huge congrats on a fab winner, Chris!! #10490796

Bojan Bencic 12/31/2012 4:18:09 AM

Fantastic photo, Christopher. Congratulations on your win! #10490967

Ken Smith 12/31/2012 5:02:29 AM

Awesome, Chris. Congrats to you!! #10491103

Phyllis Burchett 12/31/2012 5:26:18 AM

BIG congrats Chris on this beautiful winner!!! #10491177

Christopher J. Budny 12/31/2012 5:29:04 AM

Thank you all very much! This is a special treat, as my 1st winning image from my Iceland trip. (And this particular set of small falls and cascades was one of the most delightful, unplanned discoveries on the trip!) #10491192

Monnie Ryan 12/31/2012 5:29:42 AM

Congratulations on a well-deserved win, Chris! #10491195

Claudia Kuhn 12/31/2012 6:15:50 AM

A wonderful winner, congratulations Chris #10491312

Christine Czernin 12/31/2012 7:24:51 AM

Big congratulations on this lovely gold winner.
I love the silky water flow. #10491479

Peggy J. Pfister 12/31/2012 7:37:57 AM

Congrats on your beautiful and deserving winner, Chris! Happy New Year! #10491528

JO ANN CLEVELAND 12/31/2012 7:46:21 AM

Perfection...Congrats on your well deserved Gold 2nd Place Winner Chris!

jo ann c. #10491568

Martha R. Mazon 12/31/2012 7:52:40 AM

Congratulations on your fabulous winner, Chris! #10491594

Debra R. Harder 12/31/2012 8:18:43 AM

This is gorgeous, Chris! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD winner!! #10491715

Mary Beth Aiello 12/31/2012 9:13:48 AM

No surprise here, Chris. Simply extraordinary. Huge congrats on your superb Gold. #10491859

Leslie McLain 12/31/2012 9:31:09 AM

Congrats on a stunning winner, Chris. #10491904

David Phalen 12/31/2012 9:39:51 AM

BIG Congrats on a beautiful Winner!! #10491932

Pat Harry 12/31/2012 9:45:31 AM

What a beautiful image - a well-deserved win! #10491948

Brian M. Jones 12/31/2012 12:25:08 PM

A Very BIG congrats to you for your outstanding 2nd Place Gold Chris. I am so Happy you Won For This Image. Your Gallery is outstanding. I am one of your biggest fans #10492405

Julianne Bradford 12/31/2012 12:46:36 PM

Congrats on this great winner Chris! #10492456

Susan M. Smith 12/31/2012 2:44:38 PM

Wow, all the elements here are so striking, Chris! Excellent capture and congratulations on your win! #10492659

Tammy Espino 12/31/2012 4:29:01 PM

Congrats on your win :) #10492832

Richard B. Hallick 12/31/2012 4:41:54 PM

Congratulations, Chris. Beautiful image. #10492861

Carol Eade 12/31/2012 6:03:22 PM

So beautiful, congratulations! #10492963

Christopher J. Budny 12/31/2012 7:51:11 PM

Many thanks, everyone! And a very happy New Year to everyone at BP! #10493095

Naomi Weiser 12/31/2012 10:52:18 PM

congrats, so pretty, love the way you captured the water flow #10493219

Christopher J. Budny 1/1/2013 5:22:08 AM

Thank you, Naomi! I bought a Variable Neutral Density filter just for this trip, and that made every waterfall a stop to explore! #10493530

Patrick Rouzes 1/1/2013 12:17:00 PM

CONGRATS on this amazing WINNER, Chris!

Dayna Cain 1/1/2013 1:18:49 PM

A great big CONGRATS Chris on this beautiful winner! #10494323

Mary L. Olson 1/1/2013 5:33:03 PM

Awesome!!! Congratulations on your winner. #10494653

Pat and Graham Robards 1/2/2013 12:30:50 AM

Wow Chris, this made your holiday a memoriable one! Congratulations! ~Pat #10494930

Usman M. Bajwa 1/2/2013 2:37:57 AM

No surprise here, Chris. Now just waiting for a POTD ;)

UB. #10495023

Christopher J. Budny 1/2/2013 9:52:35 AM

Thank you all very much! Usman, I'm not sure I will be that lucky! #10495624

Colette M. Metcalf 1/2/2013 9:53:05 AM

Congratulations on your WIN!!! #10495625

Lindley Johnson 1/2/2013 12:07:36 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Chris! #10495874

Gail Vitikacs 1/2/2013 4:20:38 PM

Worth the GOLD for sure Chris!!! Well done!!! #10496183

Christopher J. Budny 1/3/2013 5:38:33 AM

Thank you, ladies! #10497049

Renee Doyle 1/6/2013 5:19:08 PM

BIG congrats to you Chris on this wonderful winner!!! #10502600

Rona L. Schwarz 1/6/2013 9:18:56 PM

What a perfectly marvelous capture of this waterfall, Chris! The water veiling is so silky, the details and colors striking, particularly those lovely ones in the foreground. Huge Congratulations on this superb Gold Winner and on all your other Finalists (I've been out of town without internet and so am still catching up). Your Iceland trip is full of such amazing captures! #10502915

Christopher J. Budny 1/7/2013 6:52:49 AM

Thank you both, Renee & Rona! #10503488

Susan M. Hembree 1/9/2013 11:43:06 PM

Very nicely done, Chris. I've always wanted to visit Iceland. In a way, this helps me to do that. Deserving of a win! Congratulations! #10507760

Christopher J. Budny 1/10/2013 6:28:03 AM

Thanks so much, Susan! I highly recommend Iceland, if you ever have a chance to go, even for just a few days like on a layover! #10508122

Michael J. Kelly 1/29/2013 7:37:15 PM

Love the wonderful clarity and colors of this one! Congratulations on gold - well deserved. #10545070

Christopher J. Budny 1/30/2013 5:39:23 AM

Thank you very much, Michael! #10545662

Nancy Marie Ricketts 1/30/2013 5:48:01 AM

Congratulations, Christopher, on your superb gold winner! #10545680

Christopher J. Budny 1/30/2013 6:22:52 AM

Thank you, Nancy! #10545732

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 2/1/2013 7:48:19 AM

A stunning image, congratulations Chris! #10549035

Christopher J. Budny 2/1/2013 9:36:54 AM

Thank you very much, Donna! #10549128

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From a beautiful jumble of low waterfalls and cascades just a few yards off the main road in southern Iceland.
11/12 2nd Place - N&L

Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 32/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

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