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Jayne Martin 3/8/2007 6:15:10 PM

WOW!!!! I love tihs composition!!! #617684

Margie Hurwich 3/8/2007 7:11:43 PM

How fun is this!!!! #4036092

Janine Russell 3/8/2007 7:53:04 PM

Chris, excellent detial, exposure, clarity and lighting. #4036256

Christopher Budny 3/9/2007 3:52:37 AM

Thank you Jayne, Margie & Janine.
(Margie, it was just that---a fun shot, a fun evening exploring reflections in all that shiny metal!) #4036972

John Caruso 3/9/2007 6:54:51 AM

The comp is great, and the reflection is fantastic! Nice job, Chris. #4037679

Christopher Budny 3/9/2007 11:47:36 AM

Thanks, John... it is a setup I want to explore further---gotta get more of that giftwrap though, for a bigger surface to play with. #4038627

Susana Ms Heide 3/31/2007 9:21:01 AM

WOW!! Very creative use of background!! I love the elements and the monotones here!!! #4115711

Christopher Budny 3/31/2007 5:14:54 PM

Thank you, Susana... the Curves tool helped alot---the paper is actually grocery-bag-brown, with printed black squares! #4116993

Carla Metzler 4/13/2007 12:44:50 PM

Great reflections and wow...what a cool shot! #4163261

Christopher Budny 4/13/2007 5:35:07 PM

Thanks, Susan! The softly-undulating form of this particular shaker makes really interesting distortions in the reflection; more so than my older shakers, which tend to be basically cylindrical. Still cause for distortion, but not so wild as this! #4163985

Christopher Budny 4/13/2007 5:39:40 PM

Dunno where I got "Susan" from, just now, Carla... I meant YOU, above! #4163999

Holly Shao 4/24/2007 4:24:20 PM

Such a neat image, Chris! Great work, and Congratulations to you on this Finalist!!

Holly #4205769

Susan Fox 4/24/2007 5:14:38 PM

How did I miss this one the first time around? It's fantastic! Love the comp, crop and point of view. Wonderful job Chris! Another congrats! #4206200

Christopher Budny 4/24/2007 6:16:20 PM

Thank you Holly & Susan! (Susan, it is all too easy to miss thousands, each month!!) #4206652

Kenton L. Elliott 4/24/2007 6:20:55 PM

Hey Christopher.... I now see what you mean when you commented on mine! Excellent work.. I love it! Congratulations. #4206716

Renee Doyle 4/24/2007 6:24:01 PM

Fantastic work! Congratulations on this stunning finalist Christopher!

Colleen Farrell 4/24/2007 6:37:35 PM

Wow--this is so cool, Christopher! Could be a winner in D&M *and* EOD! Very creative POV and choice of (checkered paper) background. Congratulations! #4206915

John Caruso 4/24/2007 7:39:04 PM

Chris--I knew this one had finalist written all over it! Congrats! #4207480

Katarina Mansson 4/25/2007 3:50:49 AM

I am amazed by your creativity (and your shaker collection) - this looks soooo cool! Composition, colors, lighting and detail are superb - congrats on another finalist! #4209227

Christopher Budny 4/25/2007 6:50:27 AM

Thank you, everyone! (And thanks John, for inspiring me to shoot some of my shakers in the first place!) #4210730

Janine Russell 4/25/2007 7:55:25 AM

Chris, congratulations on your finalist. #4211204

Dr Silly 4/25/2007 12:47:33 PM

Congrats Chris on another finalist. :O)

Sylvia Rossler 4/25/2007 1:01:24 PM

Big congrats on this beauty Chris :O) #4212700

Christopher Budny 4/25/2007 1:45:12 PM

Thank you, folks! #4212841

Gail Vitikacs 5/12/2007 8:32:54 PM

Fantastic image Chris....and belated congratulations! #4276844

Christopher Budny 5/13/2007 8:34:14 AM

I'll take belated... ;) Thanks, Gail! #4278169

Amanda D. Austwick 7/22/2012 8:22:40 AM

Love the squares and curves, and of course the beautiful reflections! Congrats on your win! #10239970

Christopher Budny 7/22/2012 8:36:49 AM

Thanks, Amanda! #10239982

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f/3.5, 1/2 Second, ISO64, Tungsten.
A sleek mirror-finish Alessi cocktail shaker joins the ranks of my vintage chrome shakers.
Shot on checkered giftwrap, applied Curves, USM in PSE2.
03/07 Finalist - D&M

Uploaded on 3/8/2007 6:04:51 PM Photo Contest Finalist

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