Salisbury Flock

© Christopher Budny

Salisbury Flock

Kimberly Mills 5/27/2007 7:31:10 AM

You captured such peacefulness! Great job. #662889

Mike D. Perez 5/27/2007 10:17:34 AM

Beautiful scene and capture, Christopher! My only suggestion is that I would have cropped more of the sky out for a tighter POV. Great shot! #4336186

Gail Vitikacs 5/27/2007 12:15:49 PM

Terrific capture Chris....wonderful colors and landscape! #4336435

Pat Gamwell 5/27/2007 3:44:36 PM

Superb shot, Chris! The combination of livestock and cathedral is fabulous! #4336850

Susan M. Hembree 5/27/2007 6:24:02 PM

Wow! I just love this scene, Chris! It looks very quaint and majestic at the same time. Good capture with the main sheep looking at the camera in the foreground. The lighting and colors are great, too! I would also like to add that I agree some with Mike P. It might do to take out a little bit of the sky; it tends to overpower the composition a bit. But other than that, it's a wonderful piece of work, Chris! #4337215

Christopher Budny 5/28/2007 9:53:31 AM

Thank you all very much, for commenting! I'll have to keep the crop ideas in mind, for next month! #4339358

Dennis Flanagan 6/17/2007 5:04:31 PM

A flock? LOL Very nice shot Chris. #4406475

Dennis Flanagan 6/17/2007 5:06:05 PM

I stand corrected. A drove, a flock or a herd... #4406479

Christopher Budny 6/17/2007 5:07:02 PM

Thanks! But are you picking on my title, Dennis?? ;) I thought it was appropriate---a flock of sheep out in the meadow (there were many more grazing out of frame) to tie in with the concept of the priests at Salisbury, tending to their own flock of worshippers... Clearly, I must have missed the mark with you! ;) #4406482

Nikki McDonald 6/23/2007 12:38:32 PM

I agree with Susan about the "quaint and majestic at the same time" aspect of this wonderful capture. I love that kind of juxtaposition and when it works as well as this does (re your own flock/shepherd analogy), it's even better. Good to see this in C&C and I hope to see it again next week. #4428490

Christopher Budny 6/23/2007 6:46:42 PM

Thank you, Nikki! This has grown to be one of my favorites from my vacation; at first I almost trashed it, thinking no way, to put it on BP, because of the dominant grey sky. But now I really like it.
Always pays to look your images over a few days later, with a fresh mood. #4429487

Nikki McDonald 6/26/2007 2:50:49 PM

Oh, yea, Christopher. I am so happy to see this again! Congratulations on your finalist! #4440055

Kay E. Mahoney 6/26/2007 3:11:21 PM

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #4440296

Mike D. Perez 6/26/2007 3:43:34 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Christopher! #4440859

Pat Gamwell 6/26/2007 4:00:51 PM

WooooHooo! WTG,Chris! BIG CONGRATS! #4441131

Chastity Abbott 6/26/2007 4:28:22 PM

Beautiful conrgats on your finalist! #4441443

Gail Vitikacs 6/26/2007 5:37:28 PM

Another beauty....CONGRATULATIONS! #4442191

Les Rhoades 6/26/2007 5:57:29 PM

Super Congratulations on the Finalist badge! Sorry I missed this one earlier. Good luck in the next round. #4442467

Marie Fields 6/26/2007 6:09:55 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Chris! :) #4442615

Ken Smith 6/26/2007 6:53:27 PM

Congratulations again, Chris!! #4443219

Tamera S. Phillips 6/26/2007 7:03:35 PM

Congratulations Chris. Beautiful finalist. #4443383

Susan M. Hembree 6/26/2007 7:25:54 PM

Congratulation, Chris! Good luck this next round! #4443709

Tonya R. Boles 6/26/2007 7:59:57 PM

Congrats Chris.. #4444047

Datha Y. Thompson 6/26/2007 8:11:49 PM

Outstanding Chris!! Congratulations :0) #4444140

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 6/26/2007 9:20:09 PM

Such an amazing finalist, congratulations!!! Great perspective! #4444596

Dr Silly 6/27/2007 3:27:52 AM

Congratulations Chris on this wonderful finalist. :O)

Katarina Mansson 6/27/2007 3:48:08 AM

This just ooozes UK with the sheep, cathedral, weather and all. Excellent capture - congratulations on the finalist Chris! #4445994

Colette M. Metcalf 6/27/2007 3:50:59 AM

Congratulations!!! #4446007

Christopher Budny 6/27/2007 3:56:04 AM

Thank you very much, everyone! #4446038

Sylvia Rossler 6/27/2007 5:58:29 AM

Superb !!! Big congrats again Chris :O) #4446876

Don Johnson 6/27/2007 5:58:58 AM

Congratulations on this Finalist. I've been on that spot, but never produced anything as interesting. The sheep make the photo. #4446883

Carla Metzler 6/27/2007 6:33:15 AM

Congratulations Chris! #4447253

Holly Shao 6/27/2007 8:20:08 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Chris!

Holly #4448028

Colleen Farrell 6/27/2007 8:58:07 AM

WTG, Christopher! Congratulations! #4448253

Christopher Budny 6/27/2007 12:34:17 PM

Thank you folks, so much for your comments! #4449522

Elisabeth A. Gay 1/2/2008 6:38:37 AM

This is a beautiful reminder of my teenage years spent in the Salisbury area (Bulford Camp to be exact). Is it the angle of your shot or have they actually straightened the spire? It always used to have a pronounced curve and I understood it was nearly impossible to correct it, but that was many years ago. Love the shot...
Ann #5281214

Christopher Budny 1/2/2008 7:35:55 AM

Thank you, Elizabeth! They did mention on the tour, the bend in the tower, from settling... And I can remember seeing it, walking around the cathedral; so it probably is this angle that diminishes the appearance. Have a happy New Year! #5281485

Peggy J. Maguire 4/24/2008 7:58:12 AM

Beautiful scene Christopher and Congratulations! #5835165

Christopher Budny 4/25/2008 5:57:07 AM

Thanks, Peggy! Your commenting on this older one makes me suddenly want to go back to England...! #5839620

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EFS 17-85 @64, f/11, 1/200th Second, ISO100, RAW
From the water meadows around Salisbury Cathedral, just before the rains started.
05/07 Finalist, T&P

Uploaded on 5/27/2007 6:56:16 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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