Wet Nylon

Jeff W. Robinson Student 6/27/2006 4:34:07 AM

Excellent comp and color! Jeff #472858

Christopher J. Budny 6/27/2006 6:05:26 AM

Thanks, Jeff! I have little-to-no experience with flash. I was trying to "freeze" the rainfall last night, off my balcony, and quickly gave up on that. When I put the umbrella down, the water droplets on the bright colors were kind of interesting. The first results were too flash-heavy, and so I tried diffusing my flash (with a Tupperware bowl!) which was an improvement. Those pictures were ok, but not as sharp as I'd hoped, so I started playing with the crop, then applied Polar twice, and got this "MasterCard-esque" abstract! #2956309

Tamera Phillips 6/27/2006 6:24:53 AM

Great shot Chris - love the colors and contrast. Well done! #2956402

Christopher J. Budny 6/27/2006 8:59:24 AM

Thanks, Tamera! #2957049

Melissa Gurdus 6/27/2006 12:22:39 PM

Christopher..great that you described your struggles...we all have them...you came up with a terrific result!!! #2957862

Christopher J. Budny 6/27/2006 4:36:47 PM

Glad you like it; thanks, Melissa! #2958696

Pat Gamwell 7/24/2006 9:37:20 PM

WTG, my friend! BIG CONGRATS! Awesome pic! #3072801

Christopher J. Budny 7/25/2006 4:17:24 AM

Thanks, Pat--took me by surprise! #3074688

Tamera Phillips 7/25/2006 6:38:04 AM

Congrats Chris - sometimes it's the ones you least expect to make it to finals. Me too this month. Well done and good luck in the next round. #3075965

Kay Beausoleil 7/25/2006 8:31:43 AM

Big congratulations for all the work you put into this and the results you got, Christopher! Good luck for the next round. #3077037

Chaba Kasanitsky 7/25/2006 8:41:16 AM

Congratulation, excellent abstract Chris ! #3077130

Mick Burkey 7/25/2006 9:20:59 AM

Way to go, Chris!! BIG CONGRATS on the finals, my friend. Good luck in the next round - I'm pulling for ya! #3077514

Christopher J. Budny 7/25/2006 12:29:57 PM

Tammy, Kay, Chaba & Mick---thank you all. Wonder if MasterCard would want to consider using it for an ad? (joke!) #3078924

Sandra Freyler 7/25/2006 4:35:43 PM

Congrats, Christopher... Beautiful! :) #3080271

Renee Doyle 7/25/2006 5:29:52 PM

Awesome abstract Christopher!!! Many congrats again for a wonderful finalist!! Best of luck for the next round!
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Christopher J. Budny 7/25/2006 6:14:46 PM

Thank you both... I'm still a little bemused that this one placed Finalist over some of my other entries, but I should know by now I can't predict my own entries' outcomes! #3080749

kerby lee pfrangle 7/25/2006 6:15:40 PM

Congratulations Christopher. Best of luck in the next round. #3080753

Gen Nagase 7/25/2006 8:00:31 PM

Many congrats on this beauty, Christopher!!! #3081147

Julie Robinson 7/26/2006 1:28:03 AM

Congratulations Christopher! #3082039

Christopher J. Budny 7/26/2006 4:00:27 AM

Thank you all, Kerby, Nobi & Julie... Glad to see others enjoy this one! #3082639

Mary Clarke 7/27/2006 3:22:32 PM

Great Finalist Christopher #3091509

Christopher J. Budny 7/27/2006 6:55:30 PM

Thanks, Mary! #3091986

Nicolas A. Gauders 8/9/2006 3:20:30 AM

this makes me thing of the MasterCard Logo, A credit card.

But well done :D
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Christopher J. Budny 8/9/2006 5:41:21 AM

Thanks. I actually said the same thing earlier on! Interesting that it started out as a rectangle with just 3 triangular patches of color (blue, red, yellow)! #3142730

michael m. grogan 9/9/2006 4:18:56 AM

An absolute awesome abstract Chris, well done on the finalist, #3286656

Christopher J. Budny 9/9/2006 5:09:21 AM

Thanks! That Polarize filter is a lot of fun to explore; hard to predict just how the final result will come out. #3286786

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Description

f/8, 1/60th second, ISO64, Flash, -2ev
An abstract take on my wet umbrella; the rain here in DC is approaching biblical proportions.
Night shot on my balcony w/ flash diffuser, Polar filter, Levels, USM in PSE2.
6/06 Finalist; DD

Uploaded on 6/27/2006 3:55:46 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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